Milford Fish Festival is back for 2019 and the free event will take place on Saturday 22nd June from 10am to 8pm in a new location on Mackerel Quay with a variety of activities on offer.
Pure West Radio will be entertaining visitors with live music acts on stage and there will be walkabout entertainers throughout the day. There will also be activities for children, with cookery classes and craft workshops as well as face painting, miniature ponies and an interactive fishing pool.
The ‘Fish Kitchen’ will have seafood cookery demonstrations from local chefs as well as coastal foraging demonstrations from Craig Evans, and the Milford Chowder Trail will also be making a return for this year’s event. Visitors can help decide which of the participating businesses at Milford Waterfront will be crowned ‘Milford Chowder Champion 2019’ by picking up a score sheet and commemorative bowl on the day for £5 and putting the recipes to the taste test.
Streetfood Warehouse has confirmed street food stalls, including Swshi, Assembelly, The Pod, Choc Shop and the Streetfood Warehouse Bar. There will be a selection of stalls selling local produce and crafts and opportunities to get on the water with taster boat trips from Discover Coast and Cleddau and canoeing from Paddle West.
Natalie Hunt, Events and Activities Co-ordinator for Milford Waterfront, commented: “We’re really excited to be bringing Milford Fish Festival back this year. The launch event of Pembrokeshire Fish Week is part of the heart and soul of Milford Haven. We’re putting lots of effort and passion into this event, and we’ll have plenty to shout about in the run up to it, so be sure to keep an eye out on our social media channels and ‘What’s On’ page on our website!”
Milford Fish Festival is the launch event of Pembrokeshire Fish Week which is run by Pembrokeshire County Council and takes place this year from 22nd to 30th June.
Photo: Plenty on offer at Milford Fish Festival.
Notes to Editors
Milford Waterfront is a multi-million pound regeneration project being led by the Port of Milford Haven. It aims to revitalise the marina and docks into a vibrant destination, adding to the existing mix of leisure, retail and dining businesses and boosting the economy by providing long term, sustainable jobs.
A number of flagship projects have already been completed at the site including the installation of new lock gates that have significantly reduced locking times and the construction of new fishing buildings for the industry.
The new development will also celebrate the arts, culture and heritage of the area, working in partnership with key stakeholders. The Port already hosts a busy calendar of events at the marina such as Torch Theatre Sunset Cinema screenings and awards ceremonies which add to the diverse range of attractions on the waterfront.
In June 2018, Pembrokeshire County Council unanimously approved a revision to the Milford Waterfront development’s outline planning consent.
For further information, visit www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk or contact:
Port of Milford Haven