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Food, family - and even fitness - festivals aren't just about the music. Here's our pick of 5 brilliant Kent festivals - which one is for you?

Whether it’s food, fitness or literature there’s a summer festival for everyone happening near you this summer. Which one will you choose? And even better, if fitness is your thing, we’ve got 2 weekend tickets (worth just under £300) to the first ever Lovefit Festival up for grabs! Read on to find out more…


Wealden Literary Festival, Boldshaves Garden, Woodchurch, Nr Tenterden, 15 – 16 July

The Wealden Literary Festival is a celebration of the outdoors, the natural world and the earth beneath our feet and this is the second year for this two-day event. At heart, it is a chance to unearth some of the magic of the natural world and celebrate our relationship with place through literature, arts/crafts and food as well as practical courses, activities and workshops. The festival provides an opportunity to pause and explore the living world around us; a moment’s respite from the hustle and bustle of modern living – in the beautiful surroundings of Boldshaves Garden.


Whistable Oyster Festival, Sat 22 – Mon 24 July

Taking place at its new home on the Tankerton Slopes, Monday 24th July is Children’s Day so head to the slopes for the Whitstabubble Picnic; bring a blanket and a basket of food and let the kids run wild through a host of free activities with plenty of bubbles. Let’s Fly a Kite is the traditional end to the day before heading down to the Horsebridge Beach for the festival finale…. The much loved Grotters (little piles of oyster shells built on the beach and lit up at night, pictured above). Magical.


Lovefit Festival, Clare Park Estate, Sevenoaks, 28 – 31 July

The UK’s first boutique Music & Fitness Festival will be bustling with fitness classes (everything from yoga and hip hop to spin) led by industry experts, health workshops, competitions and tournaments. By night, the forest is set to transform into a majestic music festival that blends the UK’s hottest DJ’s and dance acts. Taking place over 3 days and 3 nights of adrenaline inducing fitness & boutique after parties. WIN! 2 weekend tickets (worth just under £300) which includes 3 days and 3 nights entrance to the festival and camping; access to fitness classes, drop in sessions, talks, workshops and main stage workouts as well as all music, entertainment and activities. ENTER BELOW.


Weald on the Field, Uckfield, Sat 5 Aug

Join in the fun for a day of amazing local produce, street food, drink, live music & entertainment at this boutique, family-friendly event – organised by Food Rocks – the same team behind the recent highly successful JOY festival at Groombridge Place.


To enter the competition, all you have to do is:

  • LIKE Muddy Stilettos Kent on Facebook, you MUST then comment on and SHARE the giveaway post please – otherwise your name will not be logged.
  • Or follow me and RT on Twitter
  • Or follow me and comment on Instagram.
  • Or do all three (you’ll triple your chances).

Simple as that. I’ll draw a name out of my super sporty cap on Friday 21 July – and make sure you save the date 28 – 31 July!

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