How to get to the Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival.

By Car

The map shows the three Festival car parks usedin 2017. A Park & Ride service is available from all car parks.
Please note: dogs are NOT allowed to be left in cars!
Disabled parking is in St James Street, Yarmouth.
Wheelchairs are available from the Festival Information Desk (in the Town Hall).
There are toilets at all the car parks.

By Ferry

Wightlink Ferries from Lymington arrive in Yarmouth Harbour, booking in advance is vital as the Festival is so popular and many people come from the mainland. Other ferry routes across the Solent will require a drive or a bus journey to reach Yarmouth.

By Bus

The bus station is conveniently located right next to the Harbour. Southern Vectis buses arrive regularly from Newport and Freshwater.  

Festival parking map

Where to buy Programmes & Tickets

Full details and times of various activities and performances will be listed in the Programme. These will be available to buy from many local shops and venues and the Festival Information Desk in the Town Hall.

Tickets for the evening performances in the Marquee will be available in advance from several locations and sometimes 'on the gate'.


What's On Where?

Along Quay Street, In the Square and Up The High Street

You will find many local businesses, pubs and restaurants as well as the Festival stalls and street entertainers.

The Festival Information desk will be in Yarmouth Town Hall in the Square at PO41 0NS.

Around the Harbour and along the Quay

You will find lots of boats, many old Gaffers and the Wightlink Ferry!

The Festival Marquee and Bar on the Quay are open during the day, but in the evenings you'll need to buy a Ticket to enjoy the Live Performances.

There are public toilets in Bridge Road and at the Bus Station.

On the Green, Along River Road and Towards the School

You will find the Funfair, more stalls, and the Classic Vehicles.

There will be public toilets on the Green;

The Community Hall is also open with stalls and refreshments and has toilets, including a disabled loo.