Visitors flock to Crab and Lobster Festival

Just Regional
May 31, 2024 2 mins read

There was fun for all the family at Cromer’s famous Crab and Lobster Festival, which celebrates the town’s seafaring heritage.

WONDERFUL WEEKEND: Photographer ASHLEY PICKERING captured people enjoying the Crab and Lobster Festival.

The Grand Opening Concert at Cromer Pier’s Pavilion Theatre on May 17 kicked off the weekend of festivities.

FESTIVAL FUN: Photographer ANDREAS YIASIMI was out an about during the festival, including the opening night at the Pavilion Theatre.

Festival Chairman Tony Shipp said: “Following a very successful concert to a full house on Friday evening, the scene was set for the rest of the festival weekend.

“A cool and misty start on Saturday turned in to a bright and sunny two days of festival activities on Evington Lawns. There was a steady flow of visitors throughout the weekend enjoying music, dance and the cookery theatre together with a large array of activities for all ages.

“The festival was the second since the Covid lockdowns and has proved a great success, providing the committee with a firm basis on which to build and make the event even bigger and better in the future. My thanks go to the hard-working committee and helpers who made it all happen.

“To all who supported the event over the weekend, thank you. We look forward to seeing you again next year for another Cromer Crab and Lobster Festival and later this year for our auction and World Pier Crabbing Championships.”

The Festival’s Art Trail is still running, and visitors and locals can hunt out decorated mooring post lamps located in shop windows around Cromer, Sheringham and surrounding villages. Leaflets for the art trail are available in local tourist information centres.

The lamps have been decorated by artists and will be displayed all summer before being auctioned off on Sunday, August 25. The auction will take place from noon and will be accompanied by the World Pier Crabbing Championships, with stalls, music, crab competitions and prizes.

For more information and updates visit or follow the Festival’s Facebook page.

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