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Ely Eel Festival Weekend
3rd - 6th May 2019

Wow what a fantastic weekend we had!  Thank you so much to all our lovely traders and partners who helped us put on a fun packed filled weekend in homour of the humble eel.  A special thanks to our sponsors, without whom the festival simply wouldn't happen.

With an expanded Eel Food Safari, being host to the British Town Crier Championships on Eel Day and some impressive celebrity chefs at our Food and Drink Festival, we are pretty sure we can call this the best Eel Festival Weekend EVER! 

Thank you for sharing it with us, and keep an eye out for updates for 2019's Ely Eel Festival Weekend!

The Visit Ely Team

Starts 4th May 2018
11 months 4 days to go!


Eel Day

Ely was incredibly proud to host 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 returned for its fifth year - yes we can't believe it either!  We were delighted that Brian Turner and Rosemary Shrager joined us our guest celebrity chefs this year and so enjoyed seeing them in our Cookery Theatre along with so many talented chefs and experts.

Eel Food Safari

Thanks to our wonderful eateries and food outlets, we were so pleased by everything they did and we saw the best selection of eel related and heavily punned upon dishes and drinks for 2018's Safari. We have even created a mini Riverside Food Safari and so many people enjoyed a whole three course, eel inspired menu!

"In Conversation With...."

Both Rosemary Shrager and Brian Turner joined us for 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. There was laughter, inspirational moments and just all round wonderful feelings.