28th August 2018

Festivals are a great way to bring together people from all walks of life to join together in celebration!

Usually this consists of either music, food or drink, but sometimes we like to spice things up a bit. With that said, we bring you some alternative Kent festivals for you to explore this September!


LEGO Brick History

5th July to the 15th September at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.

Take a wild journey through world history, crafted in nothing but LEGO bricks! This collection of masterpieces have been hand made and tirelessly pieced together by artist Warren Elsmore and his team. The history displayed brings life back into so many characters and moments throughout history, including Mozart, Martin Luther King, the Titanic, and so much more. This show will be touring the world and is definitely worth getting yourself and the whole family along to. Take a sneak peek here.


Paws in the Park – Autumn Show

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th September 2018 at The Kent Showground, Detling.

If you’re a dog owner yourself, or just love our K-9 friends, then this doggie festival should definitely be on your bucket list! Paws in the Park is Britain’s favourite fun dog show, and is perfect for the whole family – with lots of games and activities for you and your furry friend. If you’re also up to the challenge, then test the skills of both you and your pooch in the search and rescue and dash N splash games. Alongside this, explore the hundreds of stalls and merchants selling a variety of great products and services, making this twice a year festival a must visit!


Napoleonic Re-Enactment Weekend – Bringing History to Life at Hole Park

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd of September, 2018 at Hole Park, Rolvenden.

Experiencing history first hand by attending a real life reenactment is one of the best ways to learn and educate yourself on the events from the past. The festival will offer you the chance to fully immerse yourself in this thrilling battle reenactment, through a period of great uncertainty under Emperor Napoleon of France.

There will be guided tours and talks and even recruitment and training sessions for children and toddlers. Adding to the authentic atmosphere, there will = be stalls and merchants to explore, as well as hog roast and a real ale yurt, in keeping with the 19th century period. Events like this are always great fun and have so much to offer, so release your inner knight and take to the stage!


Handmade & Homegrown Festival at Hever Castle

31st August to the 2nd September at Hever Castle and Gardens.

If you love all things crafted and homemade then you won’t want to miss Hever Castle’s Handmade & Homegrown Festival. Indulge yourself in food and drink from local producers and small businesses from across the county, as well as taking part in pottery classes and woodturning lessons, or browsing for gifts and unique items from around the region.

Hopefully you have enough time to see the rest of the 50+ stalls that are exhibited at the event, with candles, glassware, jewellery, clothing, art, china, homewares and much, much more! If this sounds up your street then be sure to get yourself there for this unmissable once a year congregation!


That’s our pick for some of the more varied festivals to explore this September. We had a long list, with a few honorable mentions like the annual cheese rolling festival, but there’s only so much room in one blog!

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