Sussex Food Festival Dates 2017

Cooking demonstration at Horsham's Big Nibble eventIf your ideal short break involves sampling local flavours then Sussex is the place to head for. It's not just the fantastic resturants, pubs and cafes that support local produce, it is also the many Food Festivals.

Events throughout the year promote and encourage tasty, locally grown and produced, food and drink - from scallops and cheese to meat and vegetables. Don't forget the cakes and fruit and wash it all down with a fine brew - beer or wine - we do them both and we do them well.

Save the Date - the main Sussex Food Festivals to look out for in 2017 are:


Rye Bay Scallop Week
Venues around Rye, East Sussex
18 - 26 February 2017

Brighton Foodies Festival
Hove Lawns
29 April - 01 May 2017

Sussex Food and Folk Festival
The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum,
Singleton, West Sussex
29 April - 01 May 2017Flax farm products

Food Rocks
Lewes, East Sussex
Dates TBC May 2017

The Sussex and The World Big Weekend
Hove Lawns, Brighton & Hove
27 - 29 May 2017


The South of England Show
Ardingly Showground, West Sussex
08 - 10 June 2017

Joy FestivalVegetable trug at Sussex food festival
Cliffe Precinct, Lewes, East Sussex
Dates TBC June 2017

Midsummer Fish Festival
Venues around Hastings, East Sussex
Dates TBC June 2017

Wealden Food & Wine Festival
Pevensey Castle, East Sussex
Dates TBC July 2017

Chilli Fiesta
West Dean College, near Chichester, West Sussex
11 - 13 August 2017

Sussex and The World Big weekend
Hove Lawns, Brighton & Hove
26 - 28 Aug 2017

AutumnArundel Food Festival demonstration copyright Charlotte Jarvis

Horsham District Food and Drink Festival
Venues around Horsham, West Sussex
02 Sept- 01 Oct 2017

Horsham's Big Nibble
The Carfax, Horsham Town Centre, West Sussex
02 - 03 Sept 2017

Steyning Food & Drink Festival
venues around Steyning, West Sussex
02 Sept - 01 Oct 2017

Food Rocks
Lewes, East Sussex
Dates TBC September 2017

Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival
The Stade, Hastings, East Sussex Sussex Apple festivals
Dates TBC September 2017

Harvest Fair
Parham House, near Pulborough, West Sussex
23 - 24 September 2017

Lewes Octoberfeast
Venues around Lewes, East Sussex
Dates TBC Sept - Oct 2017

Autumn Show and Game Fair
Ardingly Showground, West Sussex
30 September - 01 October 2017


Wild Boar WeekFestive Food display at the Sussex Festive food Fayre
Venues around Rye, East Sussex
21 - 29 October 2017

Hastings Herring Fair
Hastings Stade, East Sussex
Dates TBC Nov 2017

Festive Food and Drink Fayre
Ardingly showground, West Sussex
25 - 26 November 2017

Food Rocks
Cliffe Precinct, Lewes, East Sussex
Dates TBC December 2017

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