Food Festivals in Sussex 2016

Cooking demonstration at Horsham's Big Nibble eventIf your 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. There are events throughout the year to encourage a taste of 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.

The main Sussex Food Festivals to look out for in 2016 are:


Rye Bay Scallop Week
Venues around Rye, East Sussex
20 - 28 February 2016

The Big Sussex Easter market
New Road, Brighton
25 - 26 March 2016

Brighton Foodies Festival
Hove Lawns
30 April - 02 May 2016

Flax farm products

Sussex Food and Folk Festival
The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum,
Singleton, West Sussex
01 - 02 May 2016

Food Rocks
Lewes, East Sussex
15 May 2016

Spring Harvest
Hove Lawns, Hove
19 - 30 May 2016

The South of England Show
Ardingly Showground, West Sussex
09 - 11 June 2016

Joy FestivalVegetable trug at Sussex food festival
Lewes, East Sussex
25 - 26 June 2016

Wakehurst Wild Food Festival
Wakehurt Place, West Sussex
2 - 3 July 2016

Wealden Food & Wine Festival
Pevensey Castle, East Sussex
16 - 17 July 2016

Chilli Fiesta
West Dean College, near Chichester, West Sussex
05 - 07 August 2016

Sussex and the World weekend
Hove Lawns
Dates 27 - 29 Aug 2016

AutumnArundel Food Festival demonstration copyright Charlotte Jarvis

Horsham District Food and Drink Festival
Venues around Horsham, West Sussex
03 Sept- 02 Oct 2016

Horsham's Big Nibble
Horsham Town Centre
03 - 04 Sept 2016

Steyning Food & Drink Festival
venues around Steyning, West Sussex
03 Sept - 02 Oct 2016

Food Rocks
Lewes, East Sussex
11 September 2016

Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival
The StadeSussex Apple festivals
Dates 2016 TBC

Lewes Octoberfeast
Venues around Lewes
Dates 2016 TBC

Harvest Fair
Parham House, near Pulborough, West Sussex
28 - 30 October 2016

Autumn Show and Game Fair
Ardingly Showground, West Sussex
Dates 2016 TBC



Wild Boar Week
Venues around Rye, East Sussex
22 - 30 Oct 2016

Hastings Herring FairFestive Food display at the Sussex Festive food Fayre
Hastings Stade, East Sussex
Dates 2016 TBC

Food Rocks
Lewes, East Sussex
11 December 2016

Festive Food and Drink Fayre
Ardingly showground, West Sussex
Dates 2016 TBC




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