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Salcombe Crabfest is back for the sixth year

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Salcombe Crabfest is back for the sixth year

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Salcombe Crabfest is in its sixth year and is once more shining a light on the local fishing industry. 

This year, returning on Sunday, 30 April 2023, the popular one-day food festival is being sponsored by three local businesses, holiday letting agency Coast & Country Cottages, Salcombe-based distillery Devon Rum Co, and estate agent Marchand Petit. 

In addition to showcasing and celebrating the fabulous brown crab, caught off South Devon’s coastline, the event also aims to raise money for local charities. Raising over £50,000 since the festival first began, this year Crabfest will be supporting three key organisations – Chill South Devon, Devon Mind and Devon Air Ambulance.

Run by a team of dedicated volunteers from The Rotary Club of Salcombe, this annual event is free to attend and takes place throughout Salcombe, with any money fundraised from collection buckets and donation points at the festival given to the nominated charities.

Nick Brodie, event organiser, said “We are so excited for Salcombe Crabfest 2023. It is such a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Salcombe’s thriving industries, and to raise much needed funds for good causes. This year, we are delighted to be supporting two mental health charities, who do incredible work to help people locally in need of support.

"Devon Air Ambulance is also an essential and hugely worthwhile cause – we are proud to be donating some of the money raised this year to them too.

“The event is shaping up to be a superb day out, and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all. Please dig deep and show your support to our charities – it really will make a difference. Also, a massive thanks must go to our sponsors who are helping to ensure this event is as fantastic as ever!”

This year, highlights include demonstrations from local and nationally acclaimed chefs in the Chefs’ Demo Marquee, a street market, children’s entertainment, live music and more. To find out more visit


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