Clovelly Herring Festival November 2011

Published: Wednesday 20th Oct 2010

Sunday 20th November 10am-4pm: In the 18th century, a hundred boats fished for the 'silver darlings' (herring) out of Clovelly.  This festival is held in support of sustainable fishing by traditional methods and to celebrate the herring, the Silver Darlings of the sea. Mike Smylie will return with his popular 'Kipperland' exhibition and will also be smoking delicious kippers and bloaters in his smokehouse.  'Flaxland' will bring along a curragh and demonstrate flax processing and knitting. There'll be herring specialities, wine and cider tasting, traditional shanty singers, street entertainment and local stalls. It's a great day out to brighten the month of November.    

Address: Clovelly Visitors Centre, Nr Bideford, EX39 5TA    

Tel: 01237 431 781