• Music & EntertainmentOur wonderful colliery bands and more
  • Relax & Enjoy
  • Heritage MarqueeVisit the displays and talk to local historians
  • Fun Dog ShowEnter your dog into our Fun Dog Show. Starts at 12pm
  • Stalls, crafts and food galore
Music & Entertainment1 Relax & Enjoy2 Heritage Marquee3 Fun Dog Show4 Stalls, crafts and food galore5


Message from KMF Joint Chairs

We would like to take this opportunity to give our sincere thanks for your support and involvement in this year’s Kent Miners Festival, which was held on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August, at Betteshanger Community Park. We feel that everyone who took part in this year’s festival helped make it a complete a success, which was due to your participation and we hope that you felt it went as well as expected.

This year was the eighth year the festival has been held, since it first began back in 2009, but it has been the first year that we have hosted the festival since becoming the co-chairs earlier this year. I don’t think anyone can deny the weather contributed towards the large number of visitors we saw at the festival this year, but regardless of that we still believe the festival would not have been as successful without your presence.

Once again thank you for your support and we hope to have your continuing support and involvement with the event with the Kent Miners’ Festival. We look forward to working with you in the future and we will soon be making the initial plans for the Kent Miners’ Festival to be held once again at Betteshanger Community Park on Bank Holiday August in 2018.

Colin Varrall and Imogen Balderston
Co-Chairs of the Kent Miners Festival

Canterbury MarqueesThanks to Canterbury Marquees for their support with the 2017 festival

We are grateful to our major sponsors:
Betteshanger Parks (for site use) and funding from Port of Dover Community Fund, RMT, ASLEF, Kent County Council, Dover District Council, Dover Town Council and Deal Town Council.
Dog show sponsored by Intercrop and Gilette Cook Pet Supplies.

KMF 2017 sponsors