Steyning Food & Drink Festival

Steyning Food & Drink Festival takes place every year. It runs throughout September and in early October.

The programme is available from the middle of June.

steyning food and drink festival

The Festival starts with the Farmer’s Market on the first Saturday in September. You will find the market in the High Street car park.

Steyning Food & Drink Festival 2019

Throughout Festival Period

Speciality Charity Dish at: Gorilla Kitchen (The Star Carpark), Chez Joel, The Chequer Inn, The Star Inn, The Cobblestone Tea House, The Sussex Produce Cafe, Truffles (all in Steyning) & The Artisan Bakehouse (Ashurst)

Steyning Museum Exhibition: “Whacky Recipes” throughout festival. FREE ENTRY

St. Mary;s House & Gardens, Bramber: September Open Days.

September 2019

7  FARMERS MARKET – with music, live cooking demonstrations, Ready, Steady, Cook sessions and special offers from stallholders.   Steyning High Street Car Park

7  Farmers Market – Presentation to winner of the Allotment Competition

7  Judging of Best Food Theme Shop Window Competition – Steyning High Street 

7  Riverside Brewery Open Day – 2 tours.  11am & 1pm

8  Steyning Downland Scheme – The Big Picnic – The Rifle Range, Steyning.  FREE ENTRY

8  Instagram Cake Decorating Challenge at The Big Picnic – venue as above               

8  Wiston House Garden Tour & English Sparkling Wine Tasting – Wiston House

10/11/12  Festival Open Day – Lunches(inc Charity Dish) & Afternoon Teas – The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst  

11  Ladies Cocktail Making Evening – with Mixologists Extraordinaire,  Kai & Frank at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill

12  Drinks, Nibbles & Antique Valuations – with Henry Nicholls at The Artisan Bakehouse

12  Wiston Estate Winery Tour, Tasting & Canapes

13  Fawlty Towers Dinner – Tottington Manor, Edburton

13  Mad Hatter Tea Party with Jazz Singer – The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst


14  Stan’s Big Breakfast & Craft House Coffee Single Origin Coffee Tasting – Stan’s Bike Shack


17/18/19  Festival Open Day – Lunches(inc Charity Dish) & Afternoon Teas – The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst

17 CCC Morning – Coffee, Cakes & Chestnut Tree House – Springwells Boutique B&B, Steyning.  Donation to CTH     

18 Ashurst Tasty Walk – The Fountain/Country Walk/Artisan Bakehouse

20 Sussex Gin Tasting & Nibbles – The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst

20/21/22  BEER FESTIVAL – Steyning Cricket Club      

21 West Grinstead Ploughing Matches – Applesham Farm, Coombes.

21 Mulled Wine & Star Gazing – Star Inn & Wiston Big Picnic Field. Donation to CTH

22 Pubs & Breweries of Steyning Walk – led by Dr Janet Pennington  FREE ENTRY  

22 Steyning Community Orchard Apple Day – Fletchers Croft Village Green, Steynin

22 Daylands Farm Walk & Cream Tea – in aid of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

22 Harvest Festival Service & Lunch – Steyning Methodist Church   

24 Food Theme Pub Quiz – The Star, Steyning  

27 Wood Fired Pizza & Pud Supper Club Night – at The Artisan Bakehouse              

28 Adur Brewery Open Day – 11am to 6pm

28 Pick It Cook It – Hedgerow Booze, Daylands Farm

28 GREAT STEYNING BAKE OFF – Steyning Centre        

29 Pastures New – One Year On & Optional Tea at St Mary’s House & Gardens

29 Daylands Farm Walk & Cream Tea – in aid of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

October 2019

5  FARMERS MARKET – with music, pumpkin weigh, sloe gin demo & tasting and special offers from stall holders. Steyning High Street Car Park

5  Harvest Supper & Barn Dance – The Towers Convent School, Upper Beeding

6  Harvest Festival Lunch – St Peter’s, Upper Beeding & St Nicholas Bramber

6  Harvest Festival Service & Harvest Celebrations – St Andrew’s & St Cuthman’s Steyning.

TBA Celebrity Author Dinner at The Sussex Produce Café

Festival Breakfast

Some local cafes offer a special festival breakfast. Part of the money paid goes to a local hospice.

How to get there

Many events take place in Steyning High Street, just a few minutes walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage

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Steyning Country Fair

Steyning Country Fair is held each year on the Bank Holiday Monday at the end of May.

Steyning county fair

What happens at the fair?

This is always a wonderful day out for all the family. Steyning High Street is closed to traffic and lined with stalls, entertainment and displays. There is a special sense of times past, with traditional costumes, crafts, food, Morris dancing, music, magicians, puppet shows and livestock.

There are fair rides and raffles, the dog show and the traditional cricket match. The Steyning Centre becomes an exhibition hall. Food and drink is served all day from stalls, pubs, shops and restaurants

Steyning Country Fair Location

Just a few minutes walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage

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Brighton Festival

‘Brighton Festival has been at the forefront… an arts festival that makes connections with the real world’ The Times

Brighton festival
Performers with the pavilion in the background

Brighton Festival is a popular annual event: It takes place in a variety of venues across Brighton & Hove each May. Join the celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events!

Leading Arts Festival

Established in 1967, the festival has become one of Europe’s leading arts festivals. It has an ambitious and daring programme which makes the most of the city’s distinctive cultural atmosphere. It draws on some of the most innovative artists and companies from the UK and across the world.

Festival 2020

Brighton Festival 2020 will open on Sat 2nd May and run until 24th. It will open with the popular Children’s Parade, produced in partnership with a Brighton based community arts charity.

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However ‘Brighton Fridge’ events run throughout May 2020 from the 1st to 31st.

Stay in Steyning at Rosebud Cottage

Find out about Rosebud Cottage in Steyning: Brighton is just 10 miles away. Trains run from Shoreham to Brighton every 10 or 15 minutes. There is also an hourly bus service from Steyning.

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