21st-22nd May 2016
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We are completely full now and sadly cannot accept any more entries for this years event.
Be a Faversham Greeter in 2016!
At the popular Faversham Transport Weekend we always need willing volunteers to help us marshal this event. This year we would like our Faversham residents to consider being "Faversham Greeters". The event attracts thousands of visitors to Faversham and we want to ensure that all our visitors are looked after and made to feel welcome. Can you offer a few hours of your precious time over the weekend of 21st and 22nd May 2016? We know you all have busy lives but we would really appreciate a few hours of your time to help us showcase Faversham.
Find out about sponsorship and business banners
Calling all Faversham Businesses - we need your support please see how you can get involved; for costs of sponsorship and business banners please click here.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest or call 01795 539339
New for 2016:
Standard Quay will be hosting Workshop on Wheels (National Playbus Association) ideal for the children also you can enjoy the eclectic shops and live entertainment all down by the creek.
There will be a fun fair in-town on Saturday and Sunday, Punch & Judy will be at Standard Quay on Saturday and in-town on Sunday, and there will be live music throughout the weekend.
The Alexander Centre will be exhibiting beautiful transport images, courtesy of the Faversham & District Camera Club and providing a relaxing lounge with refreshments.
The Purifier Building will also be open showcasing the history of the shipwrights and the importance of the creek through the ages, and offering a pop-up café.
An absolute delight for all the family
Saturday is a celebration of the big and beautiful, showcasing buses with FREE vintage bus rides and majestic commercial vehicles lining the historical streets of Faversham, a vibrant market, independent shops, cafes and entertainment for the children, a great day out not to missed.
Sunday the town plays hosts to over 350 cars and motorcycles through the ages. The vehicles fill the town centre and
offer an interesting insight into travel through time. Take a nostalgic stroll around the town, talk to the proud owners and share stories whilst enjoying the sights and buzz of this wonderful event.
Travelling to the Transport Weekend
The train station is in the heart of Faversham and close to all the Transport weekend activities. We have been informed that there will be some engineering works over the weekend and a bus replacement service will be in action.
Currently we understand from Southeastern the following lines and services will be in place as of January 2016.
Saturday 21 May - Bus service from Rainham to Faversham. Coastal to London - all trains running.
Sunday 22 May - Bus service from Sittingbourne to Faversham. From Dover full bus service due to the line collapsing in recent rain. Margate / Ramsgate bus service from Herne Bay to Faversham.
Travelling by car
If you are considering arriving by car there will be some Park & Ride / Park & Walk options available.
Arriving to Faversham from the Canterbury, Whitstable direction you may wish to benefit from Park & Ride at Macknade.
We are pleased to announce that Macknade have kindly offered to accommodate Park & Ride once again. Car drivers will be able to park behind Macknade Fine Foods in the allocated field and then jump on a bus into town - Macknade will also be enticing you to pop into their shop with some excellent foodie offers.
Watch this space as we will be hosting more details here over the coming months!