In 2008, members of various groups in Broadstairs came together, keen to explore ways to promote the town and to showcase its many independent shops, restaurants and pubs.
The idea was to create a festival, which would support the High Street, promote the area's small food and drink producers and encourage visitors to explore all that the three coastal towns of Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate had to offer.
It was agreed, from the start, that the festivals should be community led, fun and available to all so a commitment was made to have FREE entry – a commitment that holds strong today.
The first festival, in 2009, was an immediate success thanks to the response from food and drink producers - and the band of volunteer helpers who gathered to stage the event.
And the rest, as they say, is history!