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How to get to the Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival.

By Car
The map shows the three Festival car parks. Parking costs £5.00 per car and a Park & Ride service is available from all car parks.
Please note: dogs are NOT allowed to be left in cars!
Disabled parking is in St James Street, Yarmouth.
Wheelchairs are available from the Festival Information Desk (in the Town Hall).
There are toilets at all the car parks.

By Ferry
Wightlink Ferries from Lymington arrive in Yarmouth Harbour, booking in advance is vital as the Festival is so popular and many people come from the mainland. Other ferry routes across the Solent will require a drive or a bus journey to reach Yarmouth.

By Bus
The bus station is conveniently located right next to the Harbour. Southern Vectis buses arrive regularly from Newport and Freshwater. 

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Where to buy Programmes & Tickets
Full details and times of various activities and performances are listed in the Programme. These are available to buy from many local shops including: Harwoods, Holdings and the Yarmouth Pharmacy; as well as the Yarmouth & Lymington Wightlink Ferry Booking Offices, Southern Vectis kiosk in Yarmouth Bus Station, the Royal Solent Yacht Club, and the Festival Information Desk in the Town Hall.
Tickets for the evening performances in the Marquee will be available from: the Yarmouth & Lymington Wightlink Ferry Booking Offices, Southern Vectis kiosk in Yarmouth Bus Station, the Royal Solent Yacht Club. During the Festival, tickets are available from: the Festival Information Desk in the Town Hall and 'on the gate' from the Marquee after 6:30 pm

What's On Where?
Along Quay Street, In the Square and Up The High Street
You will find many local businesses, pubs and restaurants as well as the Festival stalls and street entertainers.

The Festival Information desk is in Yarmouth Town Hall in the Square at PO41 0NS. This is the centre for lost children and possessions. You can buy programmes and tickets here and ask our volunteers questions about the Festival and other information you might need.

Around the Harbour and along the Quay
You will find lots of boats, many old Gaffers and the Wightlink Ferry! 
The Festival Marquee and Character Inns' Bar on the Quay are open during the day, but in the evenings you'll need to buy a Ticket to enjoy the Live Performances that start from 6:30 pm.
There are public toilets in Bridge Road and at the Bus Station.

On the Green, Along River Road and Towards the School
You will find the Funfair, more stalls, and the Classic Vehicles in the Big Boys Toys field.
There are public toilets near to the Pavilion Shopping Marquee on the Green;
The Community Hall is also open with stalls and refreshments and has toilets.


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