The Big Nibble – A Slice of Sussex is a local food and drink spectacular taking place in Horsham on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 01 September.
A new addition for 2013 is The Great Horsham Bake Off. Other attractions include the Horsham Beer Trail, demonstrations as part of the ‘Live Food Show’, Nibble Trail, live music and street theatre. An important part of the popular event is the local produce market in the Carfax in Horsham town centre. Shop for delicious breads, cheeses, cakes, confectionary, chutneys and ciders plus other tempting products. In many cases it's try before you buy.
On Saturday, a ‘Live Cookery Theatre’ sees a number of chefs from local businesses, plus traders from Horsham’s weekly local produce market, showcase their culinary skills.
Also on Saturday, join the Horsham Beer Trail for just £1 and set off with a mini-tankard and programme to sample real ales in Horsham’s eclectic watering holes. On Sunday, the ‘Nibble Trail’ offers free taster portions from participating restaurants, pubs, cafés and market stalls if you bring your ‘Golden voucher’, made available through local media to a limited number in advance.
This year, the event goes District wide on Sunday, when visitors can enjoy free Southdown Historic bus rides across the Horsham District, along routes recreated from the 60s and 70s.
One regular artisan looking forward to the Big Nibble weekend is Bartie of Sussex Faire. Bartie's Sussex Faire is owned and run by John ‘Bartie’ Bartlett and, having started in 2008 as a hobby business, it is now a full time concern involving most of his family. All of the products are made by Bartie in his extended home kitchen using traditional methods in small batch sizes. He uses many local ingredients with even some of the fruit grown himself or sourced from a local network of private individuals who have surplus seasonal fruit. He can be found, in all weathers, every Thursday and Saturday on the Local Produce market in the Carfax.
More information about The Big Nibble event.
The Big Nibble acts as the launch event for the Horsham Food and Drink Festival, which runs from 31 August to 29 September.
Image of the Big Nibble Event (c) Toby Phillips Photography
Published 30th August 2013
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