2017 Red Herring Festival Logo

Sat 28 October & Sunday 29 October 2017

The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth IP19 8BY


Celebrating the herring

as a vibrant part of Suffolk's heritage

October is the time of year when the shoals

of herring arrived on the east coast followed by

the fishing fleet which packed the local ports.

This vast industry may now be a distant memory

but herring is still good for you and it's place

in our heritage – and on our dinner plates –

should not be forgotten.


That's why the Herring Festival returns to

The Cut in October celebrating this humble fish

through food, drink, music, theatre and art.

There’s entertainment with a rich east coast

flavour, including Wonderful Beast's

Return of the Wildman, a glorious take on

an enduring local legend, and the John Ward Trio

who give a modern edge to the folk traditon.


There’s shanties and colourful talks about fishing

and its vibrant history and characters.

And there’s the fish itself –an all day barbecue with freshly caught North Sea herring, bloaters and kippers plus maatjesharing fresh from Holland.


You'll want to catch

the Suffolk Herring Festival

at The Cut this October!



HF Colin Dixon HF Cooked Herring HF Wildman HF John Ward Trio HF Fisher Girl HF Quarter Cran Basket of Herring HF Colin Bannister HF Oxblood Mollies HF Dean Parkin HF Dorothy Stewart HF Herrings

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