The Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival
5 May, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One of Surbiton’s finest ancient traditions has now been firmly embedded into its Food Festival. Since sardines were reintroduced to the Thames in 2005, following decades of regrettable absence, the community’s finest fishermen have been selected each year to deliver the Mighty Catch, witnessed by stunned onlookers from miles around. This is followed immediately by the always-spectacular Seething Villagers’ Sardine Procession, with the magic of the inevitably epic trawl celebrated at the annual Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival & BBQ, taking place over the course of the day. Bands and entertainment complement the fishy delights, arts and crafts help bring out the town’s creative side, and a well served bar ensures everyone is able to thank the town’s fisherman heroes by buying them a drink.
All day [1.00pm – 6.00pm]: Food, stalls, entertainment & charity bar at Claremont Gardens
3.00pm – The famous Mighty Catch at Queen’s Promenade by Raven’s Ait island
3.30pm – Seething Villagers’ Sardine Procession from Queen’s Promenade to Claremont Gardens
4.00pm – Sardine BBQ at Claremont Gardens