Rotary Club of Salcombe

Working for the local community


May 2019

Crabfest 2019 latest!

We’ve over 80 exhibitors attending Salcombe Crabfest in addition to Salcombe’s resident retailers who’ll also be open for business on Sunday. Together, they’ll be serving up an unrivalled mix of locally produced food, drink, artisan crafts, clothing, gifts, activities and escapes.

Pop-up stalls will be located in Creek Car Park, Whitestrand and along Island Street.

This year’s exhibitors include: Adventure South Artisan Chocolates The Axle Tramps – Retro and Classic Enthusiasts Club Bell and LoxtonCootealicious Gone Crabbing Hook, Line & Fishfinger I Saw It FirstNorsworthy Photography Salcombe Brew Salcombe Gin Sharpham Wine and Cheese South Devon & Channel Shellfishermen The Salcombe Meat Company The Oyster Shack Bigbury Vintage Silver Workshop

For a full list list of exhibitors go to:

Crabfest Parking 2019

Travelling by car to Salcombe Crabfest this Sunday?

Please park in the Town Council Park and Ride car park situated as you come into the town on the Salcombe Road (A381) at the junction of Main Road and Bonfire Hill (pay and display – £3 all day) and use the special Crabfest bus shuttle (free – donations welcome) into town.

Once the Council Park and Ride car park is full, we will operate an overflow car park accessed off the main road (free – donations welcome) and the Crabfest bus shuttle will operate from and to this car park as well.

The bus shuttle will drop festival goers at Creek Car Park on Gould Road providing easy access to the heart of the festival.

The bus shuttle service starts at 0930. BBC1 Saturday Kitchen’s Matt Tebbutt will open the festival at 10.00 at the Chefs’ Demo Tent in Creek Car Park – see you there!

The programme can found for free all over Salcombe, at the event or downloaded from

Rivermaid Ferry service for Crabfest

The Rivermaid ( ) will be doing a special Crabfest Ferry Service.
It will leave Kingsbridge at 09.15 prompt on Sunday 5th May, taking Charlie the Crab and her little nipper, Baby Crab to Salcombe with a return run to Kingsbridge at 1600.
Great to see the ferry back on the water for this special event🦀🙂🦀

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