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The 2016 Anstruther Harbour Festival  will be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June.

Click on the Programme image above for the detailed programme of wha's on at the Festival. Click on the other icons for details of each of the Maritime/ Anster Fair/ History/ Music & Dance themes of the 2016 Festival and for information on parking

The Festival's Maritime theme will again include the Anstruther Muster of visiting boats, the Classic Boat Rally and the Fisheries Museum Open Day - see our Maritime page for details. On Saturday 4 June the Festival will start with a pipe band parade, and there will be a display by top scottish country dancing troupe Dunedin Dancers. Saturday evening will see the Festival's big ceilidh, followed by a Grand Fireworks Display at 1030pm

On both Saturday and Sunday of the Festival we'll be reviving 'Anster Fair', Anstruther's historic annual market day, immortalised in the burlesque epic poem of the same name by local man William Tennant in 1812. Our Anster Fair will have craft stalls and local artisan food sellers in a dedicated big marquee on the Folly harbourfront, plus art workshops, live music and childrens' activities in the Festival's other big marquee on the middle pier, and street entertainers, plus special events in the Fisheries Museum - see our Anster Fair page for more details

NEWS - the Anstruther Harbour Festival organisation has been granted charitable status by the Scottish Charity Regulator. The charity name is 'Anstruther Harvour Festival Trust' and the Trust is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation under Scottish Charity Number SC046562.

Photos and report on the 2015 Festival  - the full report and key photos of last year's Festival are on our Previous Festival page, together with links to all the photos. The photos below show just a few of the highlights.


Stop press - for the East Fife Mail's report on the Festival's Anster Fair revival, see For the Mail's report 'Fireworks display all set to help harbour festival go with a bang' see

Festival Grand Raffle - the Festival will again be running its grand raffle in 2016, with prizes to be awarded at the Festival evening music event on Sunday 5 June. Raffle tickets will be available in local businesses from early May  and will be on sale at the door at the Festival marquees.  Local businesses donating prizes include Spindrift Hotel, Craig Millar Restaurant St Monans, Royal Hotel, May Princess Pleasure Cruises, Osprey of Anstruther Rib trips,  East Pier Restaurant/Smokehouse St Monans,  Boathouse Bar & Bistro Anstruther, Pittenweem Cocoa Tree Chocolates, Ru An Fhodar Smokehouse St Monans, Ardross Farmshop, St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese, Balgove Larder St Andrews, Carpet Sun Anstruther,

Next Harbour Festival meeting the next AHF planning meeting for the 2016 Festival will be on Wednesday 1 June. Meetings are held  in the meeting room at Anstruther Town Hall. Note this is not the usual Burgh Chambers room but is the meeting room in the Library at the other end of the Town Hall building. Anyone interested in helping with the Festival is welcome to attend.

Our sponsors in 2016 -

Fife Council Common Good Fund and Community Events Fund   ANSTRUTHER













Anstruther Community Council

Anstruther Harbour Festival Trust is a registered SCIO under Scottish Charity Number SC046562


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