Newhaven Fest This Sunday

Posted by to The Blog on September 19th

The Newhaven community launches its inaugural

Newhaven Fest during this September’s

Harvest Festival weeken

Sunday 23rd September

Fishmarket Square and Newhaven Main Street

12 noon Until 5pm

So yes, on Sunday 23rd September Newhaven’s Fishmarket Square and Main Street will revive the neighbourhood tradition of hosting a bustling farmers market. Newhaven Fest offers visitors an array of specialist Scottish foods, Thistly Cross Cider, artists’ work from both the local Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Coburg House Art Studios, books, baskets and willow work as well as family-friendly workshops, story-telling and cooking demonstrations from local chefs. Treats on offer include free apples, apple-juice and apple-smoothies and free bicycle services from Eastside Bikes. Advice on energy efficiency and recycling will come from experts at Changeworks.

Gardening & Growing

The festival will celebrate the Newhaven community’s orchard first harvest and will be promoting grow-your-own produce and low carbon living. Scotland’s version of Gardeners World will be on- hand to offer advice and demonstrations with a line-up that includes the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Appletreeman from Perth (the man that knows all there is to know about fruit trees) and local coastal gardeners from Granton, Leith, Musselburgh, Newhaven and Portobello. Stalls selling plants and fruit trees will sit alongside information on local available growing plots from Port of Leith Housing Association and advice on how to use herbs for cooking and medicinal uses from Anna of Floramedica.

Culture & Music

The main stage line-up will include local bands, choirs and musicians hot from the Jazz & Blues Festival (follow our blog for the latest confirmed line-up). Newhaven Fest is from 12 noon to 5pm – Newhaven Fest is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon outdoors where visitors can enjoy lunch by the sea, buy locally made art, take home ideas about gardening and growing food, be entertained and learn about Newhaven’s history.

Visitors are encouraged to travel by public transport and bike. The cycle path comes out at Annfield which is 2 minutes from the festival. Transport by bus is by the numbers, 7,10,11,16 direct to Newhaven, or numbers 22, 35, 36 to Ocean Terminal with a 8 minute walk to Newhaven.


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