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Crab & Lobster Festival

Soon after I moved back to North Norfolk I joined the committee of the local Crab and Lobster Festival. I’ve been busy working with the team of passionate volunteers to bring this year’s festival together and it’s going to be fabulous!

Here’s a run through of what to expect from the food and fun-filled Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival 2014!

You’ll find crab, lobsters and other seafood available on sale in and around the festival and the handy festival leaflet will point you in the direction of the towns’ fish shops too.

Crabs & Lobsters at Joyful Wests
Crabs & Lobsters at Joyful Wests

Get up close and personal (if you like!) with locally caught crabs and lobsters, with experts on hand to answer all your ‘pinching’ questions.

Meet the Stars!
Meet the Stars!
Giant Lobster!
Giant Lobster!

Crab sandwiches, lovingly made by local heroes Hilary Cox and Noel Grant, are on sale throughout the festival weekend.

Crab Sandwiches
Crab Sandwiches

Cromer and Sheringham have a long history of fishing; don’t miss your chance to meet some of the local fishing heroes as they demonstrate their trade. If you get up early enough you’ll also catch the fishing boats going in and out of both towns – it’s a beautiful sight to see!

Fishing Heritage
Fishing Heritage

Norfolk is well-known for its fabulous producers and you can meet a great selection of them at the festival…

Pick up delicious local butter, double cream, buttermilk and cream cheeses from local dairy Nortons Dairy and create the ultimate crab and lobster dishes at home.

Local Butter
Local Butter
Local Cream & Buttermilk
Local Cream & Buttermilk

Award winning chutney, jam and preserves from Jubberwacky:

Jubberwacky
Jubberwacky

Delicious range of rapeseed oils from Yare Valley Oils. Their chilli oil would go perfectly with crab linguine!

Norfolk Rapeseed
Norfolk Rapeseed

Refresh yourself with some local apple juice:

Norfolk Apple Juice
Norfolk Apple Juice

What’s the best thing to drink with crab? Local microbrewery Poppyland Brewery suggest it’s their Crab Saison!

What to drink with Crab
What to drink with Crab
Crab Saison
Crab Saison

For those with a sweet tooth, crab and lobster cookies from Waverley Cake Shop should satisfy your craving!

Crab & Lobster Cookies
Crab & Lobster Cookies

There will also be lots of local crafts and gifts like this beautiful driftwood art:

Driftwood Art

You’ll find exciting and educational cooking demonstrations from local chefs to national food heroes, fish filleting and of course crab dressing demonstrations too on the cookery theatre.

Cooking Demonstrations
Cooking Demonstrations

So, if that hasn’t tempted you to come up to the festival, I don’t know what will. If you do come, you might want to get ‘dressed’ for the occasion like this guy!

Dressed Lobster
Dressed Lobster

The festival runs from the 16th – 18th May, so get it in your diary and check the website for details.  New this year: The festival are honoured to be sponsored by The East of England Co-Op! On Saturday night the team from The Grove are cooking up a giant crab and lobster paella  on Evington Lawns and of course there’ll be a bar too!

I’ll be at the festival all weekend so please do let me know if you’re coming – tweet me @katytruss!

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