Crab & Lobster Festival

Cromer & Sheringham

19-20 May 2018

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2017 Art Trail - Amazing Portholes

Joining up once again with About With Friends - their workshop has created more than 80 finely crafted portholes, all to be decorated by local artists, school groups and enthusiasts. They will be on display in time for the festival - Pick up a leaflet from the Tourist Information Offices, or elsewhere around the town and local area.These 3 stunners are from Banningham Crown Pub, Overstrand Garden Center and Gallery Norfolk





2016 Art Trail – Delightful dinky Beach Huts!

In 2016 we teamed up with wonderful local charity "About With Friends" who hand-crafted our specially designed beach huts in their Cromer workshop. This active and energetic charity supports people with learning disabilities and, they also offer gardening and catering services, they also run a super community cafe in Tucker Street, just behind Cromer church.

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Our sample hut was decorated inside with a deep sea diving theme, and we were delighted by the 101 wonderfully decorated huts which duly appeared. The ideas and creativity shown by all the entries was truly astonishing, the trail attracted people from far and wide, and was a great way to explore the towns and surrounding area.


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In our first year we offered giant decorated Crabs and Lobsters, our second year saw a wonderful array of Deckchairs, in 2012 Wacky Windbreaks, 2013 saw a fabulous selection of Lovely Lifebuoys,    in 2014 Bootiful Boat Planters, in 2015  we had Decorated Ships Wheels, 2016 Dinky Beach Huts   What will be our 2017 trail item?

2013 Lovely Lifebuoys 2012 Wacky Windbreaks 2011 Deckchairs 2010 Crabs & Lobsters

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Each piece is sponsored by local businesses and individuals, decorated by local artists and groups, displayed around town, publicised in the Art Trail leaflet, then auctioned later in the season. Following the trail is fun for all the family and auction day in August is another great Crabster Festival Event combined with The World Pier Crabbing Championships too!

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2016 saw a super selection of dinky Beach Huts displayed around the towns.

Trail started at Easter & ran until mid August.

Trail leaflets were available from Tourist Information offices & at other outlets around town.


Crabbing Competition

Porthole Auction

Festival Review

Opening Concert Clips

Nook Charity Walkers

Film Taster

Local Seafood

Cookery Theatre

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