Salcombe Crabfest

Welcome to Salcombe Crab Festival – or Crabfest!

Cancer Pagurus (brown crab) caught by the Salcombe fleet off the South Devon coast is widely regarded as the best in the world. In fact, so famously flavoursome is our local mighty-clawed crustacean, that we thought it entirely deserving of its own annual celebration, and so Crabfest was born.

Crabfest is not just an excellent opportunity for seafood lovers to get together and crack open some fine tasting crabs. More than that, Crabfest has become a vibrant showcase for the local fishing, food, drink and tourism industries at the heart of our unique area.

Come and enjoy hands-on cookery demonstrations by award-winning chefs, crab picking masterclasses, crab pot making, live music, kids activities and much more!

Crabfest is hosted by the Rotary Club of Salcombe to raise money for local causes. To date the festival has match-funded two night landing sites for the Devon Air Ambulance, part-funded a defibrilator at Salcombe Fish Quay, supplied a new vehicle for Salcombe’s First Responder and provided essential funding for a number of other local charities.

Photos © Norsworthy Photography