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Dates announced for one of north Norfolk’s famous festivals and crabbing competition

PUBLISHED: 10:08 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:08 10 April 2018

Crab and lobster festival: Pictures:Chris Taylor/ Andreas Yiasimi

Crab and lobster festival: Pictures:Chris Taylor/ Andreas Yiasimi

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Get your diaries at the ready... The dates for the famous Crab and Lobster festival in 2018 have been announced.

Competitors in last year's World Pier Crabbing Championships at Cromer. Picture: CRAB AND LOBSTER FESTIVALCompetitors in last year's World Pier Crabbing Championships at Cromer. Picture: CRAB AND LOBSTER FESTIVAL

The festival, which takes place between Cromer and Sheringham, will be held from Friday May 18 to Sunday May 20.

The weekend’s entertainment begins with the Crab and Lobster Festival Grand Opening Concert at Cromer Pavilion Theatre.

The line up includes laughter and fun from Olly Day and Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer, music from the Sheringham Shantymen and the Old Wild Rovers and dancing from Marlene’s School of Dance.

Tickets are £10.00 each and can be purchased from the

Crab and Lobster festival crab racing off Cromer Pier. Martha, Niamh, Evalyn and Amelia Kirk with their crabs ready to drop off the pier.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORECrab and Lobster festival crab racing off Cromer Pier. Martha, Niamh, Evalyn and Amelia Kirk with their crabs ready to drop off the pier. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Pier Box Office on 01263 512495 or online at www.cromerpier.co.uk.

The fun continues at Evington Lawns, Cromer, on May 19 and 20, with a whole weekend of Crab and Lobster events, including heritage demonstrations, live music, pirates, Razz the Clown, Rollo with Punch and Judy, shopping stalls, a cookery theatre and so much more.

On Saturday night, Evington Lawnsw ill also host an evening of live music and entertainment, with a bar, barbecue and street food.

Other Crab and Lobster events include the Lighthouse Art Trail, which officially starts on May 5.

Crab and Lobster festival at Evington Lawns in Cromer. The Crab and Lobster mascots get to meet some real life crabs and lobsters 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORECrab and Lobster festival at Evington Lawns in Cromer. The Crab and Lobster mascots get to meet some real life crabs and lobsters Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

New for this year, whilst visiting the lighthouses, collect the letters and have fun with a game of “Crabble”, with junior and adult versions available.

The Crab Sandwich Competition will take place again in 2018 and another new event will be a Gardening Festival, held on May 19 at North Lodge Park.

More details of this can be found at www.northlodgepark.org.uk.

After the Crab and Lobster Festival weekend, the Grand Charity Auction of the lighthouses will take place on August 26 at Cromer Pier.

A lobster brought along to the festival by the Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. Picture: KAREN BETHELLA lobster brought along to the festival by the Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

This date will also be the date of the World Pier Crabbing Championships, where we will see who is crowned champion for 2018!

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