A Feast of Fun, Food, Heritage, Art &
Our crab and lobster festival is a lively weekend celebration of two fine coastal towns, Cromer and Sheringham. Historically great rivals, but now joining together as two of Norfolk's premier seaside destinations to create a friendly and entertaining weekend event. The festival is dedicated to promoting North Norfolk's local seafaring heritage and active fishing community. Our small boats launch from the beach and brave the North sea in all weathers to bring home delicious crabs and lobsters for your delectation!
We believe this is the only two town crab & lobster festival in Britain, with a programme full of activities and events in both towns it's a packed weekend. Opening with a Friday night variety show at the wonderful Cromer Pier Pavillion Theatre, followed by Saturday and Sunday events in Cromer plus a full Sunday's events in Sheringham too! Visit both towns to enjoy their individual character, and experience a very special event created for the benefit of visitors, businesses and the local community.
The Festival is run entirely by volunteers from both towns, their aim is to make each Crab & Lobster Festival successful, memorable, fun, entertaining and informative. 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. Funds raised at festival events go to support local charities and good causes.
A huge thanks for the great photographs in this site: Chris Taylor, Andreas Yiasimi, John Worrall, Sean Parnell