Rotary Club of Salcombe

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Some of Martin Norsworthy’s photos from Crabfest 2023

“A few highlights from a fabulous day at Salcombe Crabfest Salcombe Rotary Club on Sunday. Another well organised and great event. As always, a pleasure to be asked to photograph the event. Already looking forward to next year!”

The Rotary Club of Salcombe presents £10,000 to Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has been presented with a cheque for £10,000 following the success of the 2022 Salcombe Crabfest. The cause was nominated as the principal charity to benefit from the festival in 2022 by the event organisers, The Rotary Club of Salcombe, after the disease affected a number of its members.

Alison Birkett, spokesperson for CRUK in the South West, said “I am delighted to accept this cheque on behalf of Cancer Research UK. This is an incredible sum of money, and will make such a difference. Without people fundraising we simply couldn’t do the work we do, ranging from research to clinical trials, and ultimately finding new treatments for cancer. This money will help us to continue working towards our ambition – to see 3 in 4 patients surviving cancer by 2034. We rely on public donations to fund our work, so thank you to everyone in Salcombe who helped raise this money!”

Salcombe Crabfest is a one-day event taking place annually, celebrating the exceptional fishing and tourism industries in the town. This year the event is taking place on Sunday 30th April, with highlights including chef demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, street traders and more. Whilst free to attend, the event aims to raise money for local and national charities, with collection buckets around the festival. Donations from Crabfest events to date now total over £50,000 cumulatively!

Nick Brodie, organiser of Salcombe Crabfest said “It is with great honour that The Rotary Club of Salcombe presents this money to such an exceptionally worthwhile organisation, which works tirelessly to help cancer sufferers. As well as being a great family day out for all to enjoy, Salcombe Crabfest raises a huge amount of money which goes directly to charities. We are so grateful to everyone who helps make the Crabfest successful – there’s a large team of volunteers, sponsors and local businesses that contribute in many ways. Without them this cheque presentation wouldn’t be possible, so thank you.”

Salcombe Crabfest 2023 will raise money for three local charities – Devon Air Ambulance, Devon Mind, and Chill South Devon. With plans well underway for an exciting, action-packed day out, its an event not to be missed!

Photo Caption: (Left to right)

Alison Birkett (CRUK) and representatives from The Rotary Club of Salcombe, Jenny Makepeace, Rosemary and John Sampson, Nick and Jayne Brodie.

Credit: Norsworthy Photography

Fishing boat Tenacious on Normandy Pontoon

Don’t forget Jon Dornom will have his boat Tenacious moored at Normandy Pontoon by the Whitestands Car Park on Sunday. Pop along to visit him, take a look around the boat, and buy some fresh seafood to take home. All proceeds going to the South Devon & Channel Shellfishermen‘s Benevolent fund!

Download your free 2023 Crabfest programme

For a full round-up of everything you can expect at Salcombe Crabfest 2023, download your free programme today.

You can also pick up your copy at the event. We look forward to welcoming you!

Crabfest 2023 Giveaway Time!

Salcombe Crabfest and main sponsor Devon Rum Co. have teamed up with Brodies of Salcombe and YETI @Stones Boatyard to bring you this fab giveaway.

Our fantastic prize bundle includes:

🦀2x Tickets to a Devon Rum Co. Rum Tasting Experience

🦀 Brodies of Salcombe Parka Robe

🦀 1 x 14 oz YETI Rambler Mug in Highland Green, 1x 14 oz YETI Rambler Mug in Sandstone Pink, 1x YETI Patch Trucker Hat, 1x YETI Logo Badge Premium T-shirt

To Enter Simply:

– Like & Share this post

– Like the pages: Salcombe Crabfest, Devon Rum CoBrodies of Salcombe & Stones Boatyard

– Tag your friends in the comments!

YETI @ Stones Boatyard will be open on Crabfest Day! You can find them in Island Street showcasing their full YETI range of coolers, drinkware and accessories. They also have some great offers on especially for Crabfest!

You will also find some cracking live music in Devon Rum Co. plus Brodies of Salcombe will be located in Island Street showing off their lifestyle clothing items!


The giveaway ends on 28.04.2023 at 11.59pm. The winner will be picked and contacted on 29.04.2023. The prize is available for collection on the day of Crabfest (30.04.2023) or can be posted to you. Please enter via our Facebook page. We will not ask for any bank details.


Crabfest 2023

At Crabfest 2023 we’re looking forward to welcoming more exhibitors than ever before! Come and enjoy all that’s on offer from across our thriving local food, drink and tourism industries.

Salcombe Crabfest Exhibitors 

Brodies of Salcombe
Devon Rum
Marchand Petit
Coast and Country Cottages
Salcombe Brew Coffee
The Seaweed Studio
North Sands Paddle Boards
Mon Petit Cashmere
Hannah Wisdom Textiles
Devon Flower Art
Karen Wilson Lifestyle
Ash Tree Farm
Salcombe Bee Company
Devon Pens
The Oyster Shack
Riverford Organic Farmers
South West Event Catering
Mooi Bags
The Mewstone Candle Company
Salcombe Apron Co
West Country Stoves
Barnova Ltd
Dolci Fizz
Four Elements Catering
Dartmoor Whisky Distillery
Authentic Thai Food Ltd
Trailer Made Devon
The Wood Shed
Finest Stays
Sou-Wester Fish Bites
Salcombe Bar Co
Salcombe Brewery
Amazing Sharpner
Crab Shed Salcombe
Barefoot Boy
Maritime Museum
Salcombe History Society
The Curator
The Salcombe Candle Company
Sandridge Barton Wines
Artie Flora
Big Pan Parties
Beauty Glow Hair and Makeup
Oyster Cove
Mother & Daughter Glass
World Food
South West Water
BarBuoy Cocktails Ltd
South Devon Chilli Farm
Devon Cove Produce
Aune Valley Meat
Devon Wildlife
Chanbury’s Woodfired Pizza
Kingsley Smythe
Surf ‘n’ Turf Kitchen
Grant Davenport
Jewellery by Fi

Salcombe Crabfest Chefs for 2023

One of the highlights of Salcombe Crabfest is always the Chefs’ Demo Marquee, and this year is set to be no different! We have a fabulous chef line-up for 2023, including:

🦀Jane Baxter ~ Wild Artichokes

🦀Freddy Bird ~ Littlefrench.

🦀Ben Tonks ~ The Seahorse

🦀Kirk Gosden ~ Rockfish

🦀David Menendez ~Mevalco

Salcombe Crabfest 2023

It’s not long now until Salcombe Crabfest! 🦀

Find out why you should visit this crab-ulous event in our latest blog post from the organisers 😁

Read it here:…/5-reasons-to-visit…

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