Revised date for Chatham Maritime Food & Drink Festival 2020

As we are all aware COVID-19 is having a huge impact both globally and on our communities – on our health, our finances and on our cultural experience.

We have taken the decision to postpone the much loved Food & Drink Festival and Medway Sunlight Rotary 7th Annual Charity Dragon Boat Challenge to the 19th and 20th September 2020.  There will be of course be continual reviews leading up to the event as Government and common sense guidance is published but at this point we are not cancelling.  There will be additional measures to protect the health and well-being of everyone on site and these will reflect the situation at the time of the event.  The Festival will be something for the community to look forward to and enjoy together after a long period of isolation.

Entertainment will include two stages of music, free kids area, funfair, watersports, exceptional food and drink and of course the famous Medway Sunlight Rotary Dragon Boat Races.  For trading enquiries and any further information please contact

David Taylor, President of Medway Sunlight Rotary, said: “Medway Sunlight Rotary are delighted to announce that, thanks to Chatham Maritime Trust and their event organisers, The Event Umbrella, this very popular event will now take place on Sunday 20th September.

The Dragon Boat  Challenge raises around £15,000 for Children’s Hospice Holidays and many other Rotary charities, allowing us to deliver on our mission statement to ‘Help Others and Make a Difference’ during the following year.”

Make sure the date is in your diary!

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