Press Releases week beginning 10 July 2017
Fantastic Fish Festival
Hastings' fourth 'Midsummer Fish Festival' has been a great success, with over 5 000 visitors to the event on the Stade open space last weekend (Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th July).
Hastings Borough Council organised the festival. Its leader, Peter Chowney, who opened the event with Hastings mayor Cllr Judy Rogers, said :- "We were very lucky with the weather for the festival, indeed it was almost too hot at times over the weekend, with some visitors preferring to drink rather than eat!
"We've had some great feedback from visitors, who complimented us on the fantastic atmosphere, and the choice of stalls.
"We have some superb local fish, and it was good to be able to showcase it so close to where it is landed.
"Our fish festivals are great for visitors, but vitally important for the local economy.
"With this and so much else going on in Hastings over the weekend, including the pier's classic car boot sale, the beer and music festival, and the independents day event, it's no surprise the town was packed, and absolutely buzzing."