Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival will start at 12:00 noon on Friday 2nd June until Sunday 4th June 2017.
Celebrating our 20th year, the theme will be: All Things Maritime! and our chosen charity is the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
As ever we welcome visitors and islanders alike to come and watch the magnificent Gaff Rigged boats racing in the Solent and brilliantly dressed in the Harbour.
There will be plenty of free entertainment onshore with music and street theatre, as well as a variety of international and local stalls selling crafts and wares including our wonderful farmers market and the new Pavillion on the green. There is a funfair for the children and a fantastic Classic Car display in the Big Boys Toys field.
On Friday and Saturday evening there are some spectacular bands for dancing in our Famous Marquee and Character Inns Bar on the Quay. Tickets will cost £10.00.
Please support us by buying a programme £1 of every sale is donated to the Air Ambulance charity.
See Useful Info. to find out where to buy Tickets and Programmes which will both be available from mid-April.
After a break last year, the Festival returns with the generous support of Wightlink and Visit Isle of Wight and the Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners; plus many other sponsors including Watermark, Warners, Southern Vectis, The Town Council and The Town Trust.
Without these organisations, including the amazing support of our local community police, it simply would not be possible to find the means to put on such a unique and fabulous event. Thank you all!
There are still opportunities for sponsorship and support.
The Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival is a community event run entirely by volunteers, we are nationally recognised and attract thousands of visitors to the Island.
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