Rye’s festival returns September the 9th 2018 and is set to be a fun filled action packed day from 11am right through to 6pm.

Our raft race is returning, with plenty of viewing space for spectators! And if you do wish to throw some flour, this is the place to be, however we respectfully ask that people do not throw hard objects. The raft race is notorious for being packed full of fun, with a variety of rafts entered from local businesses, families and many others. And with prizes up for grabs, getting a little bit wet might just be worth it!

The market, full of locals and new businesses, will come to life whilst the raft race takes place. With plenty of variety and enough to keep everyone entertained, it’s fun for the whole family! With charity stalls, food and drink and so much more!

Our legendary tug of war returns this year, offering friendly competitions and a chance to get a little bit muddy! Our tug of war is a fun and energetic experience, kindly sponsored by Rye News this year!

Why let all the adults have the fun? This year, deputy town crier, Paul Goring will be telling salty sea stories of Rye resident Captain Pugwash in the Rye Heritage Centre at 1:30 and 2:30. A chance for the younger maritime fans to get involved!

At around 1pm the winner of the raft race will receive their prize at the stage before an afternoon of live music begins.

Officially the festival comes to a close at 6pm but we are hoping you will stay in the town and enjoy some of the other events happening in support of the festival.

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