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Holman's Field Canal Bank

17-21 Jul

Hythe Food & Drink Festival 2024 - Plus Hythe-Live Stand-Up (ticketed) Comedy Evenings

Hythe's Food and Drink Festival returns, bringing its quirky blend of food focused fun wrapped in the tranquil setting of Holman's Field alongside the iconic Royal Military Canal. Food for thought and food for fun as this great community gathering celebrates its 9th year in a most relaxed and convivial way

An eclectic gathering of grocery food, craft and art stalls is complimented by a range of entertainments for the whole family including two live music stages,  children's workshops and funfair rides together with an author's tent, cooking demos and comedy. Add to this two alfresco dining areas served by bars of distinction and international pop up kitchens, Hythe's Food and Drink Festival is the perfect starter to the freedom of the  summer holiday season.

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


Children’s Entertainment

Sandal Sticks Theatre – Grethe Jenson (Saturday and Sunday)
Adaption of classic fairytales and stories and maybe even some bespoke puppetry alongside the storytelling. Website

World of Magic – Chris Mayne (Saturday and Sunday)
Watch out for exciting magic on stilts and big bubbles as you walkaround. Website

Froggle Parties (Saturday and Sunday)
Entertainment with walkabout and designated shows, offering a variety of the following, comedy magic, puppet shows, bubbles and touchable bubbles (bubbles that don’t pop when you touch them), rocket balloons, balloon modelling, music and games. Website

Fairy in a Pop Can – Suzan Ruben-Alderton (All Days)
Suzan is an author who has written her own book, with proceeds going to charity. If you are lucky enough you will hear the author read her story for you.

Children’s Rides (All Days)
A selection of children’s rides for our younger visitors to enjoy.

Cooking Stage

The Cooking Stage will be returning to Hythe this year on Saturday, where compere; Damian Caudwell will be introducing chefs who will be demonstrating some interesting dishes from around the world.

  • 11:30am – Trent Rogers, Thermomix Ltd Website
  • 12:45pm – Madoka Davis, Petit Roll Website
  • 2:00pm – Mark O’Brien, Oil Snake Website
  • 3:00pm – Ian, Bear N Mind Catering Website
  • 4:15pm – The Elvises Facebook

Check back for further updates on the feature packed event


Live Entertainment Hythe Kent Graphic

Enjoy our Town-Live! events running alongside Hythe Food & Drink Festival –  tickets for our stand up comedy evenings on Friday and Saturday (7.30-9.30pm) are available in the online shop now!


Hilarious performances at Hythe-Live from a superb list of stand-up comedians.

Friday 19th July Line up

MC: Mat Wills Info / Biog →
Headline: Dimitri Bakanov Info / Biog →
Wilson Milton Info / Biog →
Matt Price Info / Biog →

Saturday 20th July Line up

MC: Mat Wills Info / Biog →
Headline: Josh Baulf Info / Biog →
Lateef Lovejoy Info / Biog →
Darren Walsh Info / Biog →

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.

Get Your Hythe-Live Tickets Online - Limited Numbers Available

Hythe-Live events accompany our Free to enter Hythe Food and Drink Festival.


Confirmed + Additional Trader/Act Bookings Open

Traders/Acts - Book your place

For trader/act registration and event information please visit:
Market Square Group


Visitor Info

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.

Event Countdown








Thai rolled ice cream
Live band
colourful watercolour flowers on cushions
Hythe Food and Drink Festival - Great Day Out
Holman's Field Sign Royal Military Canal Hythe Kent

Location & Parking

Market Location

Holman's Field Canal Bank
CT21 6JN


A listing  of local car parks  can be found here on the Parkopedia website. Please check times.


Other Information

Live Music Schedule

Music Line up

Please note that performance timings may vary slightly up to and during the event.



Ian Fox






Rudy Warman and The Heavy Weathers

Saturday Stage 1


Deep River Blues


Phat Gandalf

Saturday Stage 2


Pete Smith


Lock & Carter








The list of traders is continually updated as the event approaches.



Traditional South American handcrafted products and other products made by third parties.


Italian clothing, Indian rugs and accessories.


Adults Nepalese & Indian clothing, childrens Peruvian cardigans, handmade dreamcatchers, friendship bracelets, handmade bags, summer hats, bandanas, bottle top decorations and kid’s entertainment.

Arts and Crafts


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.

Hand made by Ausra

Handmade toys from yarn, keychains from plywood with a laser cutter, bracelets and hair elastic.

Margate Glass

Handmade one of a kind stained glass pieces, with designs inspired by a mix of fantasia and nature.

R Hills Woodturning

Everything is made by hand to our designs; these include wooden bowls, platters, trinkets, pens, pencil and resin turned items, resin and button turned items, wooden decorated letters, felt hand sewed letters in different designs, gnomes crotched items.

Romney Marsh Wools Ltd

British made wool products created using the fleeces from our own flock of Romney ewes. Based on our family farm on the beautiful Romney Marsh, Kent.

Lime Locket

Handmade sterling silver jewellery. The jewellery is inspired by a life outdoors travelling of hiking. The focus is on the natural world, so lots of forests, trees, mountain and bird designs.

Home and Garden

Charles Taylor

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.

Staffordshire Pottery

A beautiful array of Staffordshire Pottery pieces, sets and individual items.

Hot Food


Delicious sweet & savoury crepes, freshly cooked to order with seasonal, fair-trade and organic ingredients.

Farmhouse Foods

Wood burner smoker oven. 100% British beef burger, pork, beef, gammon, chicken wings and ribs. Chips, cold soft drinks.

Jaffna Kitchen

Serving quality Sri Lankan food that has been loved by our customers. Our recipes are authentic, our ingredients are sourced with care, and each dish is crafted with passion.


Mexican street food including burrito, fajita, nachos, chilli con carne and tacos.

Nori Pan Asia

Japanese Food Chicken Katsu Curry with rice, Korean style house spicy chicken, Teriyaki chicken with rice, Veg teriyaki with rice.

Sicilian Food Suppliers Ltd / Don Arancini

Specialises in authentic Sicilian cuisine

Thainese Street Food

Thai and Chinese street food including dishes such as Thai green curry, black bean, sweet & sour, kung po and spring rolls.

Grocery Food

A.j fruits

Fresh fruit

Emaya Pure Life

Turmeric and moringa chai teas and smoothie blends with anti-inflammatory properties. 7 mushroom nectar, elixir award winning olive oil with amazing health benefits, and aware winning raw acacia honey with well being benefits bee products such as propolis and various DR honey jam and honey Nutella.

field of cheese

Sale of a selection of waxed cheddar cheese truckles, along with crackers, crisps, chutney and a selection of chilli jams.

Granny Sally’s Confectionery

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.

Hormony Drinks Ltd

Hormony Drinks provides powders to produce drinks to assist with Digestive System

Lavin Limited

Olives, baklava, Turkish delight and nuts.

Little Sugar & Co

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.

O’Donnell Moonshine

Unique bottled alcohol for off-site consumption: ‘Tough Nut’ , ‘Roasted Apple’ , ‘Wild Berry’ and ‘High Proof’.

Passion Du Fromage

Spanish and French saucisson, French cheese and more continental fine foods.


Brownies, cakes, cookies and millionaire shortbread.

The Biltong Station

Biltong, drywors, bites, red & white wine and prosecco.

The Great British Cheese Company

Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles.

The Michael Group trading as Nimi & Nosh

A variety of sauces: Sweet and Hot Pineapple Pepper sauce, Sweet and Hot Mango Guava Pepper Sauce, Ginger Pepper Sauce, Crushed Pepper Sauce, Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce, Hot Curry Sauce, Jerk BBQ Sauce, Hot and Spicy Jerk Sauce, Marinades: Pineapple Marinade, Paste Spicy Jerk Marinade, Paste Curry Jerk Marinade, Paste Ginger Marinade, Paste: All-purpose Green Marinade paste.


Chilli sauces and chilli related products, salt dry, mustard, kimchi, oil.


Blooming Beans

Hot drinks: Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso, Hot chocolates, Mocha, Flat white, Cold drinks: Fruit shoots, cans of coke, Pepsi, Fanta, lemonade. Croissants and sweet pastries.

Devils Bridge Rum

Spiced Rum, Liqueurs, tinned cocktails

Amen Catering Limited

Pina Coladas

Famous Last Stand

A selection of beer, ale, lager, cider, prosecco, wine and gin.

Freeze Zone

Slush puppy drinks.

Moswick Wines & Spirits

WP Showcase an exciting, fun range of wines and spirits in a wide range of delicious flavours.

To Tipsy and Beyond

Mocktails on site for consumption, non- alcoholic beverages with sweets and candy floss on them. Our main product is alcoholic beverage cans for off-site consumption, we sell them separately or in gift packs.

Vintage Shakes

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.

Ice Cream

Snow White Catering

Fresh whippy ice cream and a selection of iced lollies.


Butternut Box

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.


Raising Money for Children’s Hospice.

Nine Oaks Vineyard

Small artisan family run vineyard based in the village of Hothfield in Kent. Two still wines; Chardonnay and Rose both from our 2022 vintage. All wines are from our local vineyard and they will come in a variety of gift wrapping options.

Silver Crescent

Sterling silver jewellery.

Tunbridge Wells Dog Biscuit Company

Homemade dog biscuits.

CF Fundraising.co.uk

We will be raising awareness and support for Raystede, There will be a opportunity for interested parties, to become long term givers to the charity via a month DD donation. No cash will be taken.

Zane’s Magic Shop

Beginners Magic Tricks with demonstrations.