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Holman's Field Canal Bank
Hythe Food & Drink Festival 2023 - Plus Hythe-Live Stand-Up Comedy Evenings
Hythe's most highly anticipated food & drink festival celebrates its 8th year and will again be held over 5 days due to growing visitor numbers.
As last year - we are adding the Hythe-Live section to the festival featuring, by day, the artisan craft and produce marquee, photography exhibitions, local interest displays, and, by night, our ticketed stand-up comedy and special music events.
Opening times for Food and Drink Festival:
Wednesday 12pm – 7pm
Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday 10am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 7.30pm.
Sunday 10.00am until 6pm
Enjoy our Town-Live! events running alongside Hythe Food & Drink Festival – get your tickets for our stand up comedy evenings on Friday and Saturday evenings here (7.30-9.30pm).
Hilarious performances at Hythe-Live from a superb list of stand-up comedians. Info & Biogs below.
Friday 28th July Line up
Saturday 29th July Line up
Please note: Artists are confirmed and contracted to appear on the event date, however, all line-ups are subject to change. If an act cancels their performance, or cannot make their agreed time slot, the even organiser will make every effort to find a suitable replacement to perform in their place. The replacement act will be chosen at the sole discretion of the event organiser and, if possible, communicated via social media.
Hythe-Live events accompany our Free to enter Hythe Food and Drink Festival.
Traders/Acts - Book your place
For trader/act registration and event information please visit:
Market Square Group
Sitting on the English Channel, Hythe’s charismatic and tranquil charm is now recognised by a growing number of summertime visitors. The Hythe Food and Drink Festival similarly attracts a great selection of local, national and international stalls to its idyllic location alongside the iconic Royal Military Canal.
The quality of the shopping experience is complimented by a range of entertainments for the whole family and an alfresco dining area, together with street foods and bars of true distinction.
Two live music stages together with the author’s tent, children’s entertainment and funfair rides are just some of the attractions that make this an event for the whole family.
From the author’s tent …
“For the fourth consecutive year, Hythe authors will be at the Authors’ Gazebo at the Hythe Food and Drink Festival, selling their books. There is, quite “literally,” something for everyone, from award-winning Young Adult fiction through to the Last Cat Sanctuary in Aleppo, with thrillers and picture books as well. We will be there every day. Have you ever wanted to write but are not sure where to start? Look no further. Come and talk to Deborah Jones of Wealden Strand publishers and the writers from Folkestone Writing Group Write by the Sea. We can guide you through getting your book on amazon, turning your book into an audiobook and we can advise on editing and research too. Have a look too at the story anthologies we have produced together.
They say that anything can happen in the Authors’ Gazebo and that it usually does. This year will be no exception. Saturday 29th July is Dan Hawk Day. Be at the Gazebo at 12 noon, for the launch of Dan Hawk Psychic Detective, a novella written by Deborah Jones and adapted from the original screenplay (soon to be screened) by Ben Shockley, who plays the lead role in the film. There are a few things you should know about Dan. Following the death of his beloved wife in a shooting, Dan resigned from the police force and began writing, to great acclaim, a series of novels about a character called Mr Pumpkin Head. Unfortunately, somebody or something has been following his work too closely and his creation has come to terrifying life. At a book signing in Folkestone, Dan is recruited to help solve the murders…We are going to be joined by the actors in the film – a few of whom you may recognise.
We look forward to seeing you!”
Advertised times may be subject to change at short notice.
Town-Live events are generally 7:00-9:00pm & 7:30-9:30 during the summer.
Ticket cancellations are non refundable.
Images are representative of previous Zoom Events.
Location & Parking
Holman's Field Canal Bank
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The list of traders is continually updated as the event approaches.
Dresses, Tops, Trousers, Skirts, Jackets and Hats. French fashion designer, working with natural fabric such as 100% cotton, 100% silk and 100% wool. My design and inspiration is Boho chic.
Italian clothing, Indian rugs and accessories.
Arts and Crafts
AMBER GD Ltd
Handmade natural Baltic amber jewellery, amber and silver decorated glass.
Contemporary art, local scenes, floral canvases, watercolours on high quality paper, a range of high quality prints in various sizes, amazing range of greetings cards and notelets, handmade books, bookmarks, fridge magnets. All totally unique and of the highest quality.
Ponchos, dreamcatchers, handmade friendship bracelets, incense burners, hats, handbags, finger puppets and Ecuadorian clothes. Everything handmade from South America ‘Ecuador.’
Handmade silver, copper, resin and clay jewellery. Holistic crystals and hand made gemstone candles.
One-off necklaces lovingly reimagined from preloved jewellery.
Home and Garden
Handcrafted outdoor wooden garden furniture. Manufactured in the UK and delivered fully assembled to customer houses. All furniture products are made from high-quality sustainable Scandinavian redwood.
A beautiful array of Staffordshire Pottery pieces, sets and individual items.
Ampho Artisan Foods Ltd. / Taste of Spain
Paellas, spicy potatoes “Papas Libres” and deep fried seafood products.
Wood burner smoker oven. 100% British beef burger, pork, beef, gammon, chicken wings and ribs. Chips, cold soft drinks.
Chicken Dumplings Vegetarian Dumplings Bubble tea (all vegetarian).
Nori Pan Asia
Japanese Food Chicken Katsu Curry with rice, Korean style house spicy chicken, Teriyaki chicken with rice, Veg teriyaki with rice.
Real Greek Food
Pork or chicken souvlaki. Souvlaki is one of the most popular street foods in Greece and for good reason! Juicy and well-seasoned meat garnished with cooling tzatziki sauce, fries, tomato & onion. Served or wrapped in a delicious crispy and fluffy pitta bread.
Mexican street food including burrito, fajita, nachos, chilli con carne and tacos.
Thainese Street Food
Thai and Chinese street food including dishes such as Thai green curry, black bean, sweet & sour, kung po and spring rolls.
‘Hits the Spot’ French Crepes
Delicious savoury & sweet crepes (Vegan and Gluten-Free options) and freshly squeezed Victorian lemonade, with a twist.
Granny Sally’s Fudge
A wide variety of old English fudge from bars to custom made jars. A huge range of flavours including classic vanilla, rum & raisin, chocolate, rocky road and many more.
Olives, baklava, Turkish delight and nuts.
The Biltong Station
Biltong, drywors, bites, red & white wine and prosecco.
Brownies, Blondies, Cookies, Cookie bars and vegan options.
Passion Du Fromage
Spanish and French saucisson, French cheese and more continental fine foods.
Shem’s Smashing Sweets
Pick and mix sweets.
The Great British Cheese Company
Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles.
The Wiltshire Chilli Farm
Chilli products from their home grown chillies. Chilli sauces, jams, grinders, dried chillies, fresh chillies and plants.
Chilli sauces and chilli related products, salt dry, mustard, kimchi , oil.
Little Sugar Cakes
Little Sugar Cakes is a start- up bakery and sells what is arguably the most artistic, contemporary and delicious line of baked goods in the Medway Towns. Broad variety of cakes, brownies, cupcakes, cookies and desserts.
Variety of spice pastes.
Abyssin Ethiopian Flavours
Crumbs and Treacle
Barista coffee & other hot drinks. Cake truffles, Cake by the slice, Rocky roads and Cupcakes.
Famous Last Stand
A great selection of beer, ale, lager, cider, prosecco, wine and gin.
Slush puppy drinks.
Freshly squeezed lemonade
Moswick Wines & Spirits
WP Showcase an exciting, fun range of wines and spirits in a wide range of delicious flavours.
Soak Craft Beer
Craft beers gift boxes and build a box.
Refreshing milkshakes in a variety of different flavours.
Willobeans Espresso Bar
Barista style coffee, speciality teas, lush hot chocolate, iced coffee, our own bags of Willoblend coffee beans. Option of addition of Baileys or Brandy in coffee or espresso Martini and Jamaican Americano. Non-alcoholic Lumumba and non-alcoholic Fruit Sangria.
Snow White Catering
Fresh whippy ice cream and a selection of iced lollies.
At Butternut Box, we believe that dogs deserve better. That’s why we’re putting the food back into dog food. We make freshly prepared dog food – cooked like you would at home and delivered in perfect portions.
Charity Link – Dogs Trust
Fundraisers will invite members of the public to become direct debit donors for their ‘Sponsor a Dog’ campaign.
Raising Money for Children’s Hospice.
Selection of our own sparkling and still wines, including non alcoholic.
Tunbridge Wells Dog Biscuit Company
Homemade dog biscuits.
Zane’s Magic Shop
Beginners Magic Tricks with demonstrations.
Help Yourself Health
A small and growing group of friends, including local health practitioners who are interested in the health and wellbeing in the community. Raising awareness of HELP YOURSELF HUB in the local area.
RNLI – South East
On rivers and around the coastline, our 238 lifeboat stations are built to save lives.
A short engaging mini man, who puts audiences at ease with his deft crowd and cheeky East End vibe. “He’s got ‘Impressive quick thinking’.”
Hilarious stories from a man trying to make his (and your) life that little bit better. Ash recently performed in the West End Show “Cornucopia” an extravaganza hosted by The Boy With Tape on His Face, and was resident MC for a month of shows at London’s Outside the Box Comedy Club.
Also known as host of BT Sport’s hit show ‘What I Wore’ where he interviews footballer’s based on their lives and careers. Andrews relatable comedy style and ability to speak on life experience in an unapologetic manner has established him as one of the most exciting emerging comedians on the circuit today. Most excitingly – Andrew has recently provided tour support for the great Ricky Gervais
Tiziano La Bella
Tiziano La Bella discusses his Catholic childhood, the incoherence of the Italian fascists and his challenges as an immigrant in the UK. Tiziano loves to touch the nerves of the audience, to get them involved and generate a reaction. He offers his surreal points of view to his audience who get the chance to laugh with him – or to beat him up right
The Mega tall (6’7”) world touring Manchester born comedian and outrageous new dad, lets loose his overwhelmingly funny literary account of life as a practising dentist. In his previous life Michael quit French clown school to join the circus as a trapeze artist, which inevitably ended badly! He shares his hilarious antics in a no-holds-barred comedy style
with wit charm and honesty… are you ready for this!
Russell Arathoon – explodes onto the stage delivering a rollercoaster of high energy, one liners, double entendrés with his hilarious everyday observations.
Finalist for Edinburgh Fringe’s ‘So you think I’m Funny’, Russell won both Hastings ‘New Comedian of the Year’ award’, and King Gong at London’s Comedy Store. Do not miss this!!!
Nelson Gomakomba is widely regarded as the best stand-up comedian with the name Nelson Tinashe Gombakomba Jr the 2nd!! 2020 Finalist in the prestigious Amused Moose National New Comic Award, Nelson shares his endearing yet insightful experiences – with side splitting consequences! Catch him while you can!
Joseph Emslie has been the number one go-to gluten-free comic on the circuit since he started gigging in 2016. His easy conversational manner, anecdotal, and sometimes self-deprecating, style of comedy has helped him secure him some early critical acclaim by taking the runner up place in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2021. In 2022, Joseph was a finalist in the Musical Comedy Awards.
“A hilarious walk down memory lane” THE HERALD
“A fun examination of nostalgia and nerdiness” WIRED MAGAZINE
Headline act Adam Morrison grew up on the Isle of Sheppey and dreamed of a life beyond working-class Kent. Now he’s bringing up his own kids…in working-class Kent.
“Very funny!” PATRICK MONAHAN
“One to watch” STEPHEN K AMOS
MC Mel Byron has performed stand-up all over the UK. She has taken two solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and has performed at Fringes in Brighton, Manchester, and Hastings, among others. Mel is an experienced MC and has hosted comedy nights for a variety of promoters including Funny Women and Much Laughter.
“May just make your day” THE SCOTSMAN
“Simply Superb” TREEHOUSE COMEDY
Alexis Coward’s comedy is based on her awkward stumbles through adult life. Alexis has performed across the UK, Australia and once in a pub in Canada. Alexis’s disarming storytelling style is ‘adequate’ according to her family. And ‘quite funny…not Gervais’ by a man in a blue polo shirt in Reading, UK.
“Coward’s ability to connect with such casual grace makes you feel like you know her.” HOP COMEDY
Adam Morrison Jones
MC Adam Morrison Jones is a high-energy comedian from Dover who’s happy performing anywhere, from Bingo halls to rock festivals.
“A rock ‘n’ roll Peter Kay” DEAL RADIO
“I really love this act” ” STEPHEN MULHERN
Stylophobia will take you on a musical journey… but only to a burger van off the A2, as this Poundland music maestro offers bizarre insights via his mini keyboard in a tuneful tenor that can cause disturbingly irresistible mirth. A real cult treat!
“Made me spit out my drink!” COMEDY FAN