Salcombe Crabfest 2024

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 3 miles 5th May, 2024
5th May, 2024

This popular event brings together the fabulous Salcombe community in celebration of its incredible fishing and tourism industries.  Salcombe’s brown crab is some of the most delicious found anywhere in the world, and what better way to honour this wonderful commodity and the place it is caught, than with its very own dedicated day.

All are welcome at this one-day festival, where action and entertainment is guaranteed from morning till night, throughout the town.

The main Creek Car Park is transformed, with a Chefs’ Demo Marquee taking centre stage. In its beautiful position on the edge of the Salcombe estuary, there is simply nowhere better to settle down and watch the line-up of fantastic chefs create sensational crab-themed dishes. 

Other highlights include a bustling street market which takes over Island Street. With this area pedestrianised for one day only, shoppers can enjoy a unique experience, browsing both the superb range of market stalls and exploring the eclectic mix of retailers found here – from handmade bags to artisan gin, art galleries to a chocolate factory.

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