Help celebrate local heritage at the 2015 Clovelly Herring Festival
As a proud Italian and now adopted Devonian, the coast, fishing and food & drink pretty much make up me, Cheffy.
And this weekend, in a stunning village close to our Devon holiday parks, all of these will be celebrated as we welcome back the famous Clovelly Herring Festival.
Image Credit: Yiannis Theologos Michellis Flickr
What’s stopping you popping along on Sunday, between 10am and 4pm, to help celebrate the village’s rich herring history?
You can sample the local ales and ciders, pick up locally made crafts and of course taste a wide variety of herring dishes. Elsewhere there will be live music, street entertainment, fun games, a photo exhibition and craft workshops – you’ll find something for every member of the family.
Historian Mike Smylie will be back with his Kipperland exhibition, with Flaxland also on hand with a traditional currach and to demonstrate flax processing and net making.
Festival Organiser, Rachel Haines, said: “Come and celebrate the Clovelly Silver Darlings, at our annual Herring Festival.”
“There will be live music and entertainment for the whole family throughout the day, including exhibitions, demonstrations, lots of stalls, delicious food, and craft activities for children.”
If you’ve not discovered Clovelly’s herring history during your caravan holidays in Devon, I can tell you it goes back more than 400 years! One hundred boats occupied the harbour back then, but now only two remain, still using the same techniques of drift nets and long lines.