Hop Festival

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focus on the band not the red head
The day begain with a trip from canterbury to Faversham in the heart of kent. Parking and paying our two pounds was the start of a days entertainment. We walked into faversham past some of the stall holders. The sounds of folk music and fresh cooked doughnuts filled the air. Walking to the sound of music we encountered the Morris Dancers, an old English tradition. Bells on their feet and pints of ale in their hands they were enjoying themselves. As most of these had been in the grips of the ale since the previous evening. After watching some of the groups on the Spitfire stage we headed off past the Brewary and on to the park for lunch. Packed lunch and chips. Stopping on route at the beer tent for a swift half. After a play in the park and lunch we went to see the special steam train layed on for this weekend. Then it was back to the Beer tent for another drink and off for ice cream and then to watch the Fabulous Fezzheads do their routine. The morris men and the fezzhead went back to the pubs they had been in to continue to celebrate the making of ale. For this special weekend the oldest brewary in England make a special ale called Hop Festival Ale which is only avalible from the friday night to the Sunday evening. If you happen to be in the area at the time of the festival it is worth a look and a drink.
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focus on the band not the red head
focus on the band not the red head
The steam train.
The steam train.
A statue?
A statue?
Another statue
Another statue
Clowning around
Clowning around
Chiens DMer a good French group w…
Chiens D'Mer a good French group …
The Fabulous Fezzheads
The Fabulous Fezzheads
More Fezzheads.
More Fezzheads.
Morris dancers, An English traditi…
Morris dancers, An English tradit…
Local cider traders.
Local cider traders.
Jumbo Gumbo, an interesting group.
Jumbo Gumbo, an interesting group.
More Gumbo
More Gumbo
Steel vest and spoons.
Steel vest and spoons.
More Morris men
More Morris men
even more morris men.
even more morris men.
DRINK!!!
DRINK!!!
Classical music and Ale who could …
Classical music and Ale who could…
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