A Feast of Fun, Food, Art,
Music, Heritage & Entertainment
The Crab and Lobster Festival is a weekend celebration of two lovely coastal towns, Cromer and Sheringham. Historically great rivals, but now joining together as two of Norfolk's premier seaside destinations. The Festival raises money for local charities, and benefits the local economy by attracting more visitors to this wonderful part of the world. It is organised by a diverse group of people who live and work here, helping to foster a real sense of community... and fun!
2013 is our 4th festival, and each year we're getting bigger and better, creating a truly enjoyable event for all our visitors and locals alike.
Friday 17 May: Opening Variety Concert at the wonderful Pier Pavillion Theatre
Saturday 18 May: Festival Day in Cromer
Sunday 19 May: Festival Day in Sheringham
The 2013 Lovely Lifebuoy Art Trail
... is set to start on 15 April, more than 60 fantastically derorated Lifebuoys will be on dispaly for your delight and delectation! This year's trail will run for 5 months, it's a vital part of the Festival, not only involving hundreds of people creatively, but also establishing a fascinating trail around the towns. Fund raising from the trail is key to our survival, and a great boost for some local charities too.
ALL WILL BE AUCTIONED ON 25 AUGUST.
The 2012 Windbreak Auction
... was a cracking event, with 50 stunning designs decorating the pier forecourt and climbing the railings up to the Hotel De Paris. Hundreds of people came to enjoy the fun and we raised just over £4000 for good causes. 5 windbreaks are now available for online auction. CLICK THE BUTTON TO SEE THEM
The Seafood Snack Trail
Each year we aim to improve our theatre with new and exciting chefs, as well as many of our local rising stars. Each day sees a great mix of cooking & tasting, from the ever-popular Tesco fish specialist, to the very odd surprise comedy turn, even our local MP joined in & cooked up a storm! The full list is in now being sliced & diced! For the full updated list CLICK COOKERY THEATRE BUTTON
Cromer and Sheringham's crab and lobster fishing industries have supplied England with a rich abundance of crustacea since the early 19th Century, and today they still offer a delicious and sustainable harvest from the sea. Historic rivalries are set aside as the two towns unite for a fabulous fun-filled series of events, competitions and entertainment.
The Festival Team
The Festival's team of volunteers from both towns aim to make each Crab & Lobster Festival a successful, memorable, fun, entertaining and informative weekend. It's such a wonderful way to get together and celebrate our way of life here... and a great opportunity to encourage visitors to come along and enjoy what we have to offer during the early part of the season.
|Local chef & Festival Volunteer
|Art Trail Auction Day 2011|