Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival   Isle of Wight    map   web
Set in Yarmouth's picturesque harbour, the Old Gaffers Festival has more than 100 visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels, including the cream of the Old Gaffers fleet. On shore a huge range of attractions including, street entertainment, live music, classic vehicles, craft fair and market.
  This year
31 May to 2 June 2013

What is an Old Gaffer?

A traditional sailing boat with a square sail and bowsprit (pole extending forward from the vessel's prow), also known as "square rigged" ships.

The Old Gaffers race is on Saturdayand Sunday morning.

Offical festival website
Solent Gaffers
River Yar walk
Entertainers (2012)
• Ryde Extreme Performers - circus workshop
• Wight Hot Pipes - bagpipes, guitar & keyboard
• VOXPOP Choir
• Boogie Woogie Pianos with Team le Roc dancers
• Comedy costumes
• But That's Another Story - storytelling
• Veteran and Vintage vehicles
• Beer Tent & real ale festival
• Food Stalls
• Guith Morris Dancers and Singers
• Blackbeard and Pirates and Sweep Impressions
• Children's Fairground
• The Crew - shanties and sea songs
• Bloodstone Border Morris Dancers
• Gwen and Colin - guitar and vocals
• David Randini - magician
• Street entertainers
• Men o' Wight Morris Dancers
• Isle of Wight Ghost Experience - ghost walk
• Slipshod Singers - male voice choir
• Freshwater & Totland Samba Band
• Yarmouth School Children - singing
• RNLI Lifeboat with search & rescue helicopter
• Fidgety Feet - fun jazz band
• Derek Sandy - the Caribbean singer
• Flower Festival in St James' Parish Church
• La Banda Martinez
• Big boy's toys
• Juke Box Jenny
• Ceri Dancers - Irish country dancing
• Grand Theatre of Lemmings - street theatre
• Bournemouth Carnival Band
• Vic Ellis - one man band
• Medina Marching Band
• HMS Victory's 1805 Cutter
• Vectis Corps of Drums
• Isle of Wight Gospel Choir
• Fun Dog Show
• Vectis Brass Band
• Craft Fayre
• Local Street Market
• Ventnor Guitar Club - classic rock and pop
• Oyster Girls - ladies morris dancers
• Short Drag Roger - sea shanties
• Tae Kwon Do - Korean martial arts
• Ventnor Comic Jazz Band
• Caribbean Melody Steel Band
• Cool Connection - jazz, blues, latin and soul
• The Dance Preachers - good time folk and blues band
• The Morris Mynahs - junior morris dancers
• Last Orders - Irish band
• Denzil - guitar and saxophone
• The Trafalgar Drummer
• Vince and Richard - street entertainers
Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival 2009
Street entertainers (2012)
Isle of Wight folk band, The Crew, singing folk music and sea shanties (2011)
Street entertainers (2011)
Fort Cumberland Guard (2007)



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