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Ely Eel Festival Weekend
4th - 7th May 2018

Wow what a fantastic weekend we have planned to celebrate 15 years of Eel Day and 5 years of our Food and Drink Festival.

Keep checking back for the latest news and information as we work up the finer details for this fabulous festival weekend.

In the mean time - why not listen to this brilliant show from BBC Radio 4 - All about our beloved Eel and featuring a number of members of the Festival Team here. 


The Visit Ely Team

Starts 4th May 2018
1 week 5 days to go!

Eel Day

Ely is proud to be hosting the British Town Criers Championship as well as hosting a Morris Festival as part of our amazing family, fun packed Eel Day celebrations.  With our Eel Parade and World Throwing Competition - what a way to celebrate 15 years!

Food & Drink Festival

Our fabulous Ely Food and Drink Festival returns for its fifth year - yes we can't believe it either!  We are delighted that Brian Turner and Rosemary Shrager are our guest celebrity chefs this year and are looking forward to seeing them in our Cookery Theatre.

Eel Food Safari

Thanks to our wonderful eateries and food outlets, we can promise you the best selection of eel related and heavily punned upon dishes and drinks for this year's Safari.  We have even created a mini Riverside Food Safari so you can enjoy a whole three course, eel inspired menu!

"In Conversation With...."

Both Rosemary Shrager and Brian Turner will form part of our In Conversation With programme, giving a select number of people the opportunity to personally meet and greet our celebrity chefs and hear a little more about their lives and careers.