The Sandgate Sea and Food Festival 2024

We are excited to confirm that The Sandgate Sea and Food Festival will return on August bank holiday weekend (Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th).

The 2024 event is still in its infancy. Exact details to be confirmed however the basic programme will be:

Saturday 24th August

  • Live music from 8-10pm
  • Free fireworks exhibition 9pm
  • Market stalls/food vendors from 7pm

Sunday 25th August

  • Live music from 10am-4pm
  • Market stalls from 10am-4pm

Stalls:

Any local business or organisation that wants to be part of the Granville Parade Seafront Market is welcome to apply! You can find the stall booking form and FAQs below.  Commercial stalls are £75.

Barrow of Booze:

A key part of the Sandgate Sea and Food Festival each year is the draw to win a “barrow of booze”. That’s an eclectic collection of bottles, cans and more donated from across the village and conveniently served in a wheelbarrow to one lucky ticket buyer! All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the RNLI.

If you have a bottle or two you could donate to fill our barrow this year (unopened bottles only please!) then please drop them to Sandgate Library during opening hours or contact clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk to arrange delivery. Thank you!

Fringe events:

We want to work alongside Sandgate businesses to host fringe events over the weekend. If you are a local business and want to discuss a fringe event (which we will promote as part of the overall programme), please contact clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk or call 01303 248563 to discuss.

Sponsorship/support:

We have two key sponsorship packages, which we are happy to discuss with anyone who would like to offer sponsorship.

The ‘Community Hero’ package is for those who wish to sponsor the event in excess of £1,000. In return, the ‘Community Hero’ would be featured, in a key position, on all advertising including posters, leaflets, Sandgate Parish Council website, event social media, and all materials on the day of the event.  The ‘Community Hero’ would also feature in the ‘thank yous’ given during the event by the event host and dedicated posts of appreciation on the event social media. Please note that the number of sponsors via the ‘Community Hero’ package is limited.

The ‘Helping Hand’ package is for those who wish to sponsor the event in excess of £250. In return, the ‘Helping Hand’ would be featured on all advertising including posters, leaflets, Sandgate Parish Council website, social media, and all materials on the day of the event. 

We will update this page regularly so please check in for updates.

If you would like to discuss any of the above, please contact Chani on clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk or 01303 248563.