The Anstruther Harbour Festival has now been confirmed for the weekend of July 28-29, 2018.
New members – local residents all! – have joined the committee, and they bring new energy, fresh ideas, and the event help/support that the Committee had sought. Happily, there is now a better range of ages, interests and abilities of members on the Committee, and anybody wishing to join the Committee or help in any way in the months ahead is welcomed to do so.
Ideas for changes to the Festival are already being explored for a wider-ranging weekend of events and activities, appealing to a greater variety of Festival visitors. More local entertainers, food producers and craftspeople will be sought to make the AHF a truly East Neuk event celebrating the fishing, sea-faring way of life and history of the area. The Anstruther Muster is yet another traditional part of the event as visiting boats and the Classic Boat Rally showing themselves off to their sea-worthy best.
The Festival will still have two marquees in use during the weekend along the shore front. One marquee will be devoted to music, entertainment, kid’s activities and the Sunday morning worship service which has become a large and popular part of the Festival.
The other marquee will house tables for food vendors to sell fresh, locally-made food products and have cooking demonstrations. Nearby, artisans and craftspeople will have their goods– jewellery, artwork, knitted goods, beachcraft, photowork, ceramics, decorative home pieces and more – for sale.
Ansteractivities@aol.com is the email address to use for volunteers interested in helping the Festival at any step along the way; for musical performers, dance groups, kids’ activities/crafts leaders, magicians, and other entertainers; and for artisans/craftspeople to all express interest in participating in the Festival, receive more information, or request stall booking forms for the food/crafts marquee.
The Anstruther Harbour Festival Trust is a registered Scottish charity incorporated organisation (‘SCIO’) whose number is SC046562. More detailed information about the Festival will be released as time goes on, and information can be found on the Anstruther Harbour Festival website, Facebook page, or town’s webpage at Anstruther.Info.