Scarborough Seafest 2013
Scarborough Seafest sets sail this year
on Friday 19th, Saturday
20th & Sunday 21st July 2013 at the
West Pier on Scarborough’s stunning South Bay. The town’s Seafest
festival celebrates Scarborough’s rich maritime heritage and
attracts thousands of residents and holidaymakers alike.
Scarborough Seafest 2013 is currently in development, with
lots of exciting activities and events being planned. For all the
latest news and announcements regarding Seafest 2013, please stay
tuned to this page as we will constantly update it in the lead-up
to this fantastic local event.
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Please see below for the sort of things you might expect based
on last year's festival.
Scarborough Seafest 2012 Highlights:
Last year the Seafest programme was
packed with something to suit a variety of tastes, with live music
running throughout the festival from a plethora of top musicians,
including Raven, Ishka, The Demimondaines, Sea Fret and John
Watton, all kindly organised by the team behind Scarborough’s
hugely successful Acoustic Gathering. View the
Scarborough Seafest 2012 Music Line-up
For those who enjoy eating and learning
to cook, there was also a Food Festival & Exhibition Marquee
open on Saturday and Sunday. With the support of Deliciously
Yorkshire, our mini-food festival presented a fantastic
opportunity for you to be able to sample and buy food from a
variety of stalls, whilst over in the Seafest Food Theatre, there
was a series of cookery demonstrations by top chefs including Tom
Rennolds (2012 Masterchef Finalist) and Catherine Hill (author of
‘The Weekend Cookbook’ published by Penguin). Also, for the first
time ever, there was a ‘Food Trail’ across the town, with
participating restaurants and cafes offering special offers,
discounts and speciality menus throughout the weekend.
Please feel free to click on the following links
to view, download or print the Seafest 2012
Festival Exhibitors, Market
Stalls and Food
With the support and presence of the
Great Yorkshire Brewery, Scarborough Seafest 2012
was also a ‘real ale heaven’! A full range of new cask ales from
The Great Yorkshire Brewery at Cropton were seen together for the
first time, whilst festival goers were also able to sample real
ales from The North Riding Brew Pub in Scarborough, Wold Top
Brewery and Rudgate Brewery, along with more than 40 ales sourced
from around the country and six ciders shipped in from Hampshire.
The bar was open on the Friday from 6pm; 11am-midnight on Saturday;
and 11am to 6pm on Sunday.
In addition to an exhibition marquee with over
40 arts, craft and food stalls, there was also a series of rowing
races co-ordinated by the Scarborough Rowing Club on the Saturday
from 10:30am onwards. Scarborough Yacht Club’s ‘Push The Boat Out
Race’ also took place at 4:30pm on the same day, in association
with the Royal Yachting Association to help celebrate the Olympic
As the Yorkshire Coast was once a haven for
smuggling, festival goers also had the opportunity
to experience the 'horrible' past as they set off in
search of smugglers and long lost treasure in the medieval old town
Make Believe Tours’ Horrid History Walks. Operating across the
Seafest festival, these 1 hour family friendly tours departed from
West Pier at 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm & 3.30pm on Saturday &
Sunday with tickets available from the tour guide on the day.
To mark the end of Saturday’s events, the
day’s entertainment culminated in a Grand Firework Display from
10:30pm over the South Bay.
Furthermore, on Sunday, there was also a
special Blessing of the Boats Sunday service which took place
on the West Pier from 11:15am, led by Rev. Pam Jennings and
co-ordinated by St Mary’s Church.
As you can see, Scarborough Seafest 2012 was
certainly an occasion to remember and this year's festival is set
to be even bigger! With so much to see and do for all the family,
the event has become a real highlight in the season’s events
programme, so come and join us in 2013 and let’s celebrate the
history of this magnificent coastal town together!
2012 Poster (PDF)