What’s On

    The South Downs area is home to so many fantastic foodie events, from food festivals to wine tastings, foraging in the wild to tastings in a brewery, vineyard or dairy. Find out about the great events coming up soon:

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    Winchester's End of Month Farmers' Market

    Winchester’s End of Month Farmers’ Market occurs on the last Sunday of every month from 09:00-14:00 on the High Street. It’s free to attend and is a great place to buy lots of local Hampshire produce!

    All 2018 Winchester End of Month Farmers’ Market dates:

    25th February 2018
    25th March 2018
    29th April 2018
    27th May 2018
    24th June 2018
    29th July 2018
    26th August 2018
    30th September 2018
    28th October 2018
    25th November 2018


    24/06/2018
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    High Street, winchester Hampshire
       

    Tuppenny Barn Open Day

    Come along to our Family Open Day to explore Tuppenny Barn and join in the fun activities.
    We will have family games and activities, including a wildlife discovery station for the kids.
    Have a tour of our growing beds and orchard to see how and where we grow our organic fruit and vegetables.
    ‘Pick Your Own’ soft fruit & visit the Tuppenny beehives where you can meet our beekeeper.
    See & buy from traditional country craft demonstrators and local artisan producers.
    Cream teas & homemade refreshments will be available to purchase from our pop-up cafe, alongside the Tuppenny Shop, selling our organic range of homemade jams, chutneys, marmalade, corals and more.
    We will have plenty of activities to keep the kids busy and entertained, and a choice of family friendly tombolas!
    Tickets on the gate £3 per adult. Children free.


    24/06/2018
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Tuppenny Barn, Southbourne West Sussex
       

    Steyning Farmers Market

    Local producers bring a delicious range of fresh food and drink, plus plants and flowers. A lovely community market in a lovely town. Come along!


    07/07/2018 - 08/07/2018
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Steyning High Street Car Park, Steyning West Sussex
       

    Cobnut Food Fair

    For two days this summer King John’s Nursery & Garden will be the proud host of the Cobnut Food Fair, where the finest traditional and artisan producers and suppliers from across Kent and Sussex will be proving why you don’t need to travel far to sample the best food and drink.


    07/07/2018
    All Day
    King John’s Nursery and Gardens, ETCHINGHAM EAST SUSSEX
       

    Forest Row Market

    Proud Winners of Britains Best Community Market 2017 Suppliers of Locally Produced food & drink and hand made delicacies.


    07/07/2018 - 08/07/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre car park or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    Forest Row Market

    suppliers of locally produced food and hand made delicacies. Winners of Britain’s Best Community Market 2017.


    07/07/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre Car Park Or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    Cobnut Food Fair

    For two days this summer King John’s Nursery & Garden will be the proud host of the Cobnut Food Fair, where the finest traditional and artisan producers and suppliers from across Kent and Sussex will be proving why you don’t need to travel far to sample the best food and drink.


    08/07/2018
    All Day
    King John’s Nursery and Gardens, ETCHINGHAM EAST SUSSEX
       

    King John's Farmers Market

    A wonderful gathering of producers ranging from bread and cakes meat and cheese to crafts and candles. Children’s cookery classes and craft workshops running alongside.


    14/07/2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    King John’s Nursery and Gardens, ETCHINGHAM
       

    Steyning Farmers Market

    Local producers bring a delicious range of fresh food and drink, plus plants and flowers. A lovely community market in a lovely town. Come along!


    04/08/2018 - 05/08/2018
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Steyning High Street Car Park, Steyning West Sussex
       

    Forest Row Market

    Proud Winners of Britains Best Community Market 2017 Suppliers of Locally Produced food & drink and hand made delicacies.


    04/08/2018 - 05/08/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre car park or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    Forest Row Market

    suppliers of locally produced food and hand made delicacies. Winners of Britain’s Best Community Market 2017.


    04/08/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre Car Park Or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    CHILLI FIESTA

    Join the party at the UK’s biggest chilli festival. Dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods ‘til your tongue sizzles. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.
    Tickets from – Adult £14.40 Child £2 (various packages available)
    Online Early bird booking 20% discount


    10/08/2018 - 12/08/2018
    All Day
    West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Nr Chichester West Sussex
       

    King John's Farmers Market

    A wonderful gathering of producers ranging from bread and cakes meat and cheese to crafts and candles. Children’s cookery classes and craft workshops running alongside.


    11/08/2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    King John’s Nursery and Gardens, ETCHINGHAM
       

    Shepherd and Dog Beer Festival

    If you love a pint or two of the good stuff then you should make space in your diary for the Beer Festival at the Shepherd & Dog in West Sussex over the August Bank Holiday.

    With over 50 beers from around the world – with some very hard to get your hands on craft beers.

    32 beers on keg, 10 on cask, 9 sharing bottles of beers, and a bucket of beers consisting of 8 favourites.

    Live music sessions:

    Friday 6-8pm
    Saturday 2-4pm and 6-8pm
    Sunday 2-4pm and 6-8pm
    Monday 2-4pm

    There will be a BBQ running in the garden all weekend and plenty of garden games to keep the little ones entertained.


    24/08/2018 - 27/08/2018
    All Day
    Shepherd & Dog, Fulking, Henfield West Sussex
       

    Horsham Food and Drink Festival

    There is no better place to be this September for food and drink lovers than the Horsham District. Whether you have a craving for carefully crafted cheeses, an avid appetite for ale or a taste for tantalising treats from traders in the local market, this year’s Food and Drink Festival is where you will satisfy your most delicious desires.

    Organised by Horsham Foodies and Horsham District Council, this year’s Festival runs from the first weekend of September when the Big Nibble once again fills Horsham Town with fantastic aromas, until Sunday 30 September. Four weeks of fantastic special offers, events and promotions are available in one beautiful Local Food and Drink Guide containing all the contact details for every business taking part and a handy map to help you locate them. Keep it for the year – you never know when you might need it!

    Take a look at the short video below of the Symes Family as they take a foodie trip around Horsham District enjoying the delightful foods and drinks that the area has on offer. You can also view last year’s Food and Drink Guide below. The new ‘Food and Drink, Your Local Guide 2018/19’ will be available online here and in hard copy from participating businesses as well as other popular outlets from 1st August 2018. If you’d like one sent to you please email business.development@horsham.gov.uk

    Events take place around Horsham, as well as at Carfax. See website for full timetable and locations.


    01/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
    All Day
    Carfax, Horsham West Sussex
       

    The Big Nibble

    As long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for a time being’ – Franz Kafka

    The launch event for the Horsham District Food and Drink Festival is returning!

    Make sure you put the weekend of the 1 and 2 September in your diary to catch the return of Horsham’s Big Nibble. If you love food and drink and are passionate about local produce this is an event you cannot afford to miss.

    The two day event launches the month long Horsham District Food and Drink Festival which will run from the 1 September until the 30 September 2018, where there are multiple foodie events and promotions throughout the District for you to enjoy.

    Organised by Horsham District Council, Horsham Markets and Food Rocks, the Big Nibble is the premier local food festival in the South offering a wide range of food markets, displays, interactive shows, live cookery theatre, children’s activities and much more.

    Events take place around Horsham, as well as at Carfax. See website for full timetable and locations.


    01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018
    All Day
    Carfax, Horsham West Sussex
       

    Steyning Farmers Market

    Local producers bring a delicious range of fresh food and drink, plus plants and flowers. A lovely community market in a lovely town. Come along!


    01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Steyning High Street Car Park, Steyning West Sussex
       

    Forest Row Market

    Proud Winners of Britains Best Community Market 2017 Suppliers of Locally Produced food & drink and hand made delicacies.


    01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre car park or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    Forest Row Market

    suppliers of locally produced food and hand made delicacies. Winners of Britain’s Best Community Market 2017.


    01/09/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre Car Park Or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    Alresford Show

    A one day agricultural show offering a fun filled day for the whole family with over 150 stalls offering local produce.


    05/09/2018
    All Day
    Tichborne Park, Alresford Hampshire
       

    King John's Farmers Market

    A wonderful gathering of producers ranging from bread and cakes meat and cheese to crafts and candles. Children’s cookery classes and craft workshops running alongside.


    08/09/2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    King John’s Nursery and Gardens, ETCHINGHAM
       

    Taste of Wickham

    A FREE one-day festival celebrating local food and local business. Cookery demos, live music, stalls, kids activities. Free park and ride.


    11/09/2018 - 12/09/2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Wickham Square, Wickham Hampshire
       

    Wild Food in Autumn

    A beginner’s guide to foraging wild food in autumn. Includes making our own lunch and transforming our foraged discoveries into something tasty to take home.


    15/09/2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Butser Ancient Farm, Waterlooville Hampshire
       

    Lindfield Arts Festival

    Lindfield Arts Festival is a free event and in 2018 is celebrating local food and drink with produce food stalls and Street Food.


    22/09/2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Lindfield High Street, Lindfield West Sussex
       

    Forest Row Market

    Proud Winners of Britains Best Community Market 2017 Suppliers of Locally Produced food & drink and hand made delicacies.


    06/10/2018 - 07/10/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre car park or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    Forest Row Market

    suppliers of locally produced food and hand made delicacies. Winners of Britain’s Best Community Market 2017.


    06/10/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre Car Park Or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    King John's Farmers Market

    A wonderful gathering of producers ranging from bread and cakes meat and cheese to crafts and candles. Children’s cookery classes and craft workshops running alongside.


    13/10/2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    King John’s Nursery and Gardens, ETCHINGHAM
       

    Forest Row Market

    Proud Winners of Britains Best Community Market 2017 Suppliers of Locally Produced food & drink and hand made delicacies.


    03/11/2018 - 04/11/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre car park or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    Forest Row Market

    suppliers of locally produced food and hand made delicacies. Winners of Britain’s Best Community Market 2017.


    03/11/2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Community Centre Car Park Or Foresters Green, Forest Row East Sussex
       

    King John's Farmers Market

    A wonderful gathering of producers ranging from bread and cakes meat and cheese to crafts and candles. Children’s cookery classes and craft workshops running alongside.


    10/11/2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    King John’s Nursery and Gardens, ETCHINGHAM