At Bankie Park from 2.30 pm until 4pm.
We suggest you bring a towel and change of clothes for this event!
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Now the public library has relocated to the New school the area in the Town Hall it occupied will revert back to its old name LOWER TOWN HALL. It will be available for hire for community use through the EAST NEUK CENTRE TRUST.
For the first three weeks, the Anstruther Community Kist will be using the hall to sell books and CD’s to raise money for local causes.
FREE East Neuk information bags will be handed out to visitors over weekend at the Anstruther Harbour Festival…booklets, brochures, flyers, information about places to eat, things to see/do, things to buy, where to go, local services, more…make sure you get one!! ALSO — raffle tickets are now on sale, take a chance of winning meals, event entry vouchers, jewellery, even an overnight with breakfast for two people at the fabulous Spindrift Guest House!!
Anstruther’s Harbour Festival is all set to go, with two marquees out on the harbour front, entertainment and activities all set throughout the weekend, and an “order” for a weekend of sunshine hopefully being fulfilled.
TONIGHT, the City of St. Andrews Pipe Band marches from the Waid Academy to the harbour front, where they’ll do a brief performance before marching back to the Waid. The Dunedin Scottish Dancers then “step in” and “kick off” the evening with their fancy footwork in the middle pier marquee, followed by a ceilidh with music by Nackytoosh. A bar on the spot will recharge dancers who work up a thirst before returning to the dance floor.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY are both full days of music, food, arts & crafts, Classic boats, model boats, kayaking in the harbour, the Scottish Fisheries Museum Open Day, a kids junior disco, Jamie the Jester, facepainting, nightly dances, and more. There will be plenty of activities and entertainment to attract all ages and interests. For a detailed day-by-day schedule and event list, visit www.anstrutherharbourfestival.co.uk, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
A few more table spaces have been created for the Anstruther Harbour Festival, Sat. May 27 and Sun. May 28 due to demand…some 30 arts/crafts and food creators have already taken spaces over the two days, so a good variety of products will be on offer…if interested, contact Harbourfest2017@aol.com or call 01333-310063 for info
Crafts people wanted!! Table space at Anstruther Harbour Festival, Sunday May 28, available (limited basis)….jewellery, textiles, soft goods, food products, artwork, photographs, clothing & accessories, decorative items, kids things, hand-knit and hand-sewn items are all welcomed! For info, call Gail Sorley, AHF Secretary at 01333-310063 or email email@example.com for booking forms and more information.
The Anstruther Fish Bar is offering gluten-free fish on three dates in May: Wednesday May 10, Sunday May 21 and Wednesday May 31,. from 11:30 am to 8pm on each of these dates
The popular restaurant had received many requests from customers to provide a light and crisp gluten-free batter for their haddock, and were finally able to source and further develop what they believe to be the best gluten and wheat-free batter available.
Gluten-free fish meals are periodically offered by the AFB and are a welcomed addition to their usual standard menu of batter or breaded fish, curries, scampi, sausages and hot other dishes.
For hours of operation, and other AFB information, please visit www.anstrutherfishbar.co.uk.
Wednesday May 3 and May 24 at 7:30pm will see the last two planning meetings of the Anstruther Harbour Festival taking place before the big event itself. The Meeting Room in the lower level of the Anstruther Town Hall will see volunteers learning more about the Festival, which takes place May 26-28, and choosing which “job” they’d like to help out with.
Assisting visitors with information is the primary job, of course, as information about events taking place, schedules of music and dance performances, places to eat and shop, parking location and other information is provided to visitors by volunteers being the friendly face of Anstruther.
The event draws thousands of family-friendly, all-ages visitors to the weekend event. This year, new musical acts will be on board in the marquee on the middle pier, while another marquee showcases crafts, and artisanal food products. A popular combination of music, dance, kids activities, rowing demonstrations, Classic Boats in the marina, evening dances, and the Scottish Fisheries Museum naming the Fisher Lad and Lass ensure there is plenty to see, do and enjoy by everyone.
These May 3 and May 24 meetings are open to everyone, and volunteers are most welcomed to come along.