We will be celebrating all things Kentish, Kentish ale, food and music and stalls.
The county day of Kent is May 26th, the feast day of Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury. A founder of the English Church, considered the “Apostle to the English" and acknowledged as the patron saint of Kent, he landed on the Isle of Thanet in 597. He proceeded to Canterbury, the main town of the Kingdom of Kent, where he was received cautiously by its king, Æthelberht. The King allowed the Roman missionaries to preach freely, giving them land to found a monastery outside the city walls.