Crayfish Festival returns in August

July 29, 2019

Crayfish Festival returns in August

Towcester Mill Brewery is delighted to be joining forces once again with Crayfish Capers to run its annual Crayfish Festival on Saturday 17 August from 12pm-6pm.

Crayfish Capers, a family run business in Milton Keynes, specialises in the trapping and supplying of signal crayfish and will be cooking up the biggest paella dishes ever seen for all to enjoy, as well as fish cakes, chips and fish finger sandwiches for the little ones. There will also be the chance to learn more about the crayfish from Mark Lees, who runs Crayfish Capers.

“We’ve been running our Crayfish Festival at the Mill for a number of years now,” said Mark. “It’s always a really popular event and it’s great to be back once again! I’ve been trapping signal crayfish for well over 10 years now and our business came about as a result of the invasion of signal crayfish in UK rivers and canals. By trapping them in this way we can help slow down the devastating effects they are having on our waters.”

Everyone is welcome to come along, to talk to Mark and enjoy the freshly cooked food. On the menu will be a mixed paella with chicken, chorizo, bacon, crayfish, prawns and mussels, as well as a chicken, chorizo and bacon paella. There will also be fish cakes with coleslaw and chips as well as cod fish finger sandwiches.

Entry to the Crayfish Festival is free, just pop in and see for yourself what’s cooking. If the weather’s good come and enjoy the garden, the food and of course our award winning real ale and wide range of speciality gins!

Crayfish Capers are also part of the Towcester’s farmers market on Richmond Road each month so do pop along and say hi!