Get ready for Seafood and Wine Festival

Liane Carroll. Photo by Bob Mzzzer
Liane Carroll. Photo by Bob Mzzzer

Preparations are well under way for this year’s Seafood and Wine Festival.

Now in its ninth year, the two-day event, organised by Hastings Borough Council, will be held at the Stade Open Space in the heart of Old Town on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21.

Councillor Peter Chowney, the council’s lead member for regeneration, said: “Once again this promises to be a mouth-watering weekend of delicious seafood and wine with stallholders being encouraged to use local produce.

“Superb live music and street entertainment will be provided throughout both days with the popular Sunday jazz breakfast, featuring local jazz legend Liane Carroll.

“Tickets are now on sale for this event from the tourist information centre at Breeds Place, Hastings priced at £14 for adults and £8 for children under 18. Tickets include coffee and Danish pastry and entry to the festival for the day.

“Festival admission wristbands will cost just £2 on the day but they can be bought in advance from the tourist information centre for only £1, a real bargain for a whole weekend’s entertainment and children go free.”

Last year thousands foodies and seafood fans flocked to the festival. People were eager to try succulent dishes from more than 30 food stalls where local chefs conjured up a colourful array of flavours.

Visitors wandered alongside the stands and into marquees trying locally landed fish and wine from award-winning vineyards around Hastings.

More details about this year’s Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival can be found by logging onto