Ely Eel Festival Weekend
7th - 10th May 2020
The Eel Festival every May in Ely

Eel Day and Food and Drink Festival has now been CANCELLED 

It is with deep regret that we inform you that Eel Festival 2020 has been cancelled. We have taken this decision after many meetings and following the Governments recent advice we must protect and respect public health. This cancellation is with immediate effect and applies to both Eel Day/VE Day May 8th and Food & Drink Festival 9th and 10th May. Please be rest-assured that we will endeavour to return all deposits for trader pitches as soon as we can, and we are already working together on bringing you an bigger, better Eel Festival and Food & Drink for 2021. In the meantime, please stay safe, listen to Government Advice and most of all keep smiling through these unprecedented times we are experiencing.

Starts 7th May 2020
1 month 4 days to go!

Eel Day


Despite various weather conditions our 2019 Eel Parade was the longest ever and our arena acts performed regardless throughout the day. Let's see if we can top it 2021 with the Eel Parade to beat all Parades. With our brand new events team, we are 100% sure we can deliver that to you, so keep your eyes peeled for information!

Food & Drink Festival

We all just loved our 2019 line up! As we sadly had to postpone our 2020 event, keep a look out for our line up for 2021 ! It's going to be bigger and better than ever.

Eel Food Safari - Have a try!

Once again we had some varied, eel related treats for you and our eateries did not let us down with their creativeness. Keep a look out for all our 'Eel' and 'VE Day' inspired dishes to tempt you during our next Festival! 


World Eel Throwing Competition

Well done Shaun for an impressive throw of 14.8m this year. However, Simon still regiens champion with that fantastic throw of 17.7m back in 2013. You now have plenty of time to to practice to see if you can be named World Eel Throwing Champion for our next Festival, date to be advised.