Calendar of Events

For ALL OFFERS and some events, you will need to present a copy of the official Horsham & District Food & Drink festival guide when visiting & claiming your offer. Pick up one at any of the event/offer venues listed or Steyning Library, Steyning Post Office or Steyning Leisure Centre.

September
1st
 Mamma Mia and The Artisan Bakehouse -   Special Menu Dish for St Barnabas

For more details of how these events are supporting St Barnabas, [click HERE] 

Throughout the Festival Period, Mamma Mia and The Artisan Bakehouse will have a special Festival Charity dish on the menu. Should you choose this, they will donate £1 to St Barnabas.  Please show the Festival Guide upon arrival.
[click HERE for Mamma Mia venue link]
[click HERE for The Artisan Bakehouse venue link]
September
1st
Pizza Oven and The Gorilla Kitchen -  Special Pizza for St Barnabas

For more details of how these events are supporting St Barnabas, [click HERE] 

Throughout the Festival Period, the Pizza Oven(each Friday)  and The Gorilla Kitchen(each Wednesday) will have a special Festival Charity pizza on their menu. Should you choose this, they will donate £1 to St Barnabas.  Please show the Festival Guide when ordering.
[click HERE for Pizza Oven venue link]
[click HERE for The Gorilla Kitchen venue link]
September
1st
The Cobblestone Tea House  -  Special Scone for St Barnabas

For more details of how this offer is supporting St Barnabas, [click HERE] 

Throughout the Festival Period, The Cobblestone Tea House will have a special Festival Charity scone on their menu. Should you choose this, they will make a donation to St Barnabas.  Please show the Festival Guide when ordering.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
1st
The Recipe Swap Line at The Steyning Co-Op
 
In Store Recipe Swap Washing Line - throughout the 2018 Food & Drink Festival Period.
See your recipe displayed and adopted by fellow Co-Op shoppers. Drop in any of your family favourites - dinner; wacky jam; yummy cakes; tempting tarts; brilliant bread etc. Give to Steve, or other member of staff, and make sure to pick another recipe from the line for you to try.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
  1st
Steyning Museum Exhibition -  September to October

To coincide with the Food & Drink Festival, Steyning Museum will be holding an exhibition entitled "Time Gentlemen, Please".   The exhibition will run throughout the Festival Period. FREE ENTRY. Please show the official festival guide upon arrival. For opening times click on link.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
1st
St. Mary's House and Gardens Open

An enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent 5 acre gardens. For opening days during the Festival, click on link.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
1st
Farmers Market
The popular, award winning Farmers Market will open the Festival with live music, live cookery demonstrations and Ready, Steady, Cook sessions, plus, of course, the usual fantastic food and drink stalls - many with special offers, which can be found in either the Festival Guide or within the Offers section of this website. Held in the Steyning High Street Car Park, starting at 9 a.m. and finishing at 1 p.m.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
1st
 Champion Allotment 2018 - PRESENTATION TO WINNER & RUNNERS UP

Steyning & Upper Beeding allotment holders were invited to take part in this competition, where judging took place on 29th July 2018 to tie in with the growing season.  A wonderful opportunity to show off allotments and take part in some friendly, local rivalry. If you missed it, have a go next year !  Derek Crush, local farmer and expert in all things rural, judged the event and will announce the winner of the prestigious title Champion Allotment 2018 at the September Farmers Market.   If you are reading this prior to the competition closing date, you still have time to enter, so collect an entry form from the TIC centre at the Steyning Post Office, the Steyning Library, click on link below or telephone 01403 711057 for a copy. No entry fee, but if you would like to make a donation to our Festival Charity - St Barnabas - it would be most welcome. Click here to Download entry form.

September
1st
Judging of Best Food Theme Shop Window Competition - Steyning High Street

Prizes for this competition are kindly sponsored by the Steyning & District Business Chamber. Our Judge is Leigh Chambers, a great friend of Steyning & District. He has been the chief organiser for the Horsham Food & Drink Festival for many years and just recently seconded to another HDC Department, but still retaining a “soft spot” for the Festival. Two competition categories, one for Foodie Shops and one for Non Foodie. Last year the bears had it, with a winning Winnie The Pooh and the Story of Honey display at Cobblestone Tea House (Foodie section) and a Teddy Bears Tea Party at Smiffy Bears (non-Foodie section). Who will be our champions this year? Do come and admire all the windows and the hard work that goes into producing them.
September
1st
Riverside Brewery Tour
Tours at 11am and 1pm start. Each 90 minutes.
£12.50 pp to include 2 x 500ml bottles of beer to take home. (Range available to purchase on the day) Limited spaces, so prior booking is essential 01903 898030.

 
[click HERE for venue link]
September
1st
Steyning Horticultural Show at the Steyning Centre - starting at 2.30 pm

The Steyning Horticultural Society was founded in 1928 and has been active in the town, with the exception of the World War II suspension from 1940 to 1945, until the present day. The flower shows were major events in the early years and became an important part of the town’s entertainment. Nowadays, with gardening being a popular hobby for many, these shows are still a major draw. Come and admire the flowers, fruit & vegetables of Autumn.  

Visit www.steyninghorti.org.uk for more details or queries.


September
2nd
Breakfast for St Barnabas at The Cobblestone Tea House.

For more details of how these events are supporting St Barnabas[click HERE] 
Special Charity Breakfast :  For today only, choose any food dish from this venue's breakfast menu and they will donate £1 to the Festival Charity.  
[click HERE for venue link]
September
4th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
      5th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish


Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
5th
Vintage Tea Party and Soft Jazz
          staged at The Artisan Bakehouse (NB also being run on 19th September)

Start - 3pm.
Relax in our delightful cottage gardens and enjoy a delicious Sussex Cream Tea with fresh strawberries, a glass of prosecco & a range of our quality loose leaf teas whilst listening to the wonderful soft jazz sounds of the fabulous Helena Kaldalons. £15 pp. Optional vintage style dress to embrace the afternoon & festival fun!

[click HERE for venue link]
September
6th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
6th
Heavenly Tea for St Barnabas at Springwells

            Entry to include tea & cake £5.00

A heavenly combination – the newly refurbished, glorious Springwells with its beautiful bedrooms and delightful breakfast room; delicious, tempting slices of cake & bakes created by Jordan Tiller(she makes celebration/wedding cakes, too !) and an awesome range of unique teas presented by Hoogly Tea (taste them all from Chocolate Brownie through to classic Earl Grey). To put the icing on the cake, they are all giving their services free with the entire entry fee of £5 per person being donated to St Barnabas. Please come along and enjoy the afternoon together with supporting our well-loved Festival charity.


 [click HERE for venue link]
September
6th
St Barnabas Supper & Live Music
          A delicious supper with live music from local 4-piece band, The Majors
          7pm for 7.30pm


Venue: The Sussex Produce Café, 88, High Street, Steyning, BN44 3RD
01903 815045
Tickets from: The St Barnabas House Shop, 67 High Street, Steyning, BN44 3RE
01903 879802 fundraising@stbh.org.uk
OR
Debby at the Bloomsbury Clinic & Studio, The Barn, Newmans Gardens, Steyning, BN44 3RN
07511 659496 info@bloomsbury-clinic.com

This event is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the specialist palliative care that that St Barnabas has been providing since they opened their doors in 1973. As well as a fun evening, enjoying the company of family and friends, we will also be raising a donation for them. A 2-course supper plus live entertainment from well known local soul, blues & rock covers band, The Majors, with lead singer, Keiran. A raffle with some great prizes will also be held.  Prior Booking only.   Tickets £25pp available from above.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
7th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
8th
Fishing Competition at Passies Pond - Donation to St Barnabas
          8.30 am Draw.  10 am to 4 pm Competition


FISHING COMPETITION
            Venue: Passies Pond, Church Farm, Coombes, Nr. Lancing, BN15 0RS  www.coombes.co.uk/passies-pond/



UNFORTUNATLY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WATER CONDITIONS in the COMPETITION POND.


 
 




September
8th
South Downs National Park Walk with SDNP Ranger
          Meet at Steyning High Street Car Park.  2 pm

            07866 961643 or tom.parry@southdowns.gov.uk

THIS IS A FREE EVENT, A SDNP ranger will head up a walk to guide you through some of this beautiful area, where so many of our local farmers live and work, producing food for all of us. No booking required, just meet up at the Steyning High Street Car Park (opposite the Clock Tower/behind the Bus Shelter). The walk will take approximately 1.5/2 hours – roughly 3 to 4 miles – stopping at interesting points along the way for a breather. It will involve at least one big “up” and “down” so maybe a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you and please wear sensible shoes. On return to the village there are plenty of tea shops/cafes available to enjoy refreshments before heading for home, a discount voucher for 50% will be given to all walkers for use at The Cobblestone Tea House.
September
9th
Breakfast for St Barnabas at The Sussex Produce Cafe

For more details of how these events are supporting St Barnabas,[click HERE] 
Special Charity Breakfast :  For today only, choose any food dish from this venue's breakfast menu and they will donate £1 to the Festival Charity.  Served from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Bookings taken for 6 people or more and outside seating available if the weather is nice. Please show the guide upon arrival.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
9th
Pubs and Breweries of Steyning Walk

THIS IS A FREE EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL - THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST TURN UP ! Meet outside the entrance to the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, BN44 3XZ – opposite the Church of St. Andrew and St. Cuthman.

The walk will commence at 2 p.m. prompt and will last 2 hours. A walk through half a millennium of Steyning’s liquid history, conducted by local historian, Dr. Janet Pennington.  More of a ramble really, with plenty of stops.   See where breweries, malthouses, inns and public houses were situated in the past and whether we can find any traces of them today. The Chequer Inn, the Norfolk Arms, The Star and The White Horse are fortunately still with us – here is your chance to see and hear some of their history. To revive you after the walk has finished, all attendees will receive a White Horse voucher entitling them to purchase tea or coffee and a piece of cake for the special price of £5 (usually £7).
For any queries:  07703 133952  or email:  jpsussex@icloud.com
[click HERE for venue link]
September
9th
Steyning Downland Scheme - THE BIG PICNIC
Old Rifle Range, off Mouse Lane, Steyning.  12.30pm to 3.30pm.

FREE EVENT, but donations welcome to the Steyning Downland Scheme to support our conservation work.

Family fun on the Rifle Range.  Old favourites like tractor rides, apple pressing, bushcraft demonstrations, face painting, wood carving, parachute games and sack races.  There is something for everyone, and don't forget your dog for the fun dog show !   Just bring a picnic and a rug and join in the happinesswww.steyningdownland.org
September
9th
Pick It Cook - Sloe Gin/Hedgerow Booze Workshop at Daylands Farm.
          10 am to 1 pm
          NB Also being held on 27th September 2018


Farm walk to forage for your choice of berries and fruit, then back to the outdoor kitchen to make your delicious liqueur!  Refreshments included.  Bring your own base spirits.  Special Festival price for this workshop is £10 per person, Prior Booking only via contact details given.br/> [click HERE for venue link]
September
11th
Ashurst Tasty Walk

12.30 p.m. meet.  Prior Booking ONLY.  Tickets available on line at www.theartisanbakehouse.com
Meet at The Fountain, Ashurst at 12.30 p.m. for a 1-course lunch before setting off for a guided walk by the tranquil River Adur and over towards Henfield, then on to The Artisan Bakehouse for a delicious Strawberry Cream Tea. After Tea, the walk will continue, arriving back at the The Fountain at around 6 p.m., where you can purchase a cool, welcome drink before returning home. £20 per person to include guided walk, lunch and cream tea.
[click HERE for The Fountain venue link]
[click HERE for The Artisan Bakehouse venue link]
September
11th
Wiston Estate Wine Tour

Start Time: 11:00am  
Wiston Estate Wine Tour led by Kirsty Goring
Tea/coffee/biscuits on arrival, tour, sparkling wine tasting and canapes.  £20 per person. 

This Festival Tour incudes tastings of award winning sparkling wines, paired with delicious canapes in the beautiful Wine Barn overlooking the vines.  Prior booking ONLY via contact details on link below.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
11th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish
Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
12th
Autumnal Flower Arranging with Lunch OR Sussex Cream Tea staged at
          The Artisan Bakehouse.  (Also on 27th September 2018)  


9.45am Arrival coffee/tea/homemade biscuits. 10 am Workshop. 12.30pm. approx.two-course lunch with wine/soft drink, tea/coffee. £70pp.
OR afternoon session 1.45pm arrival coffee/tea/homemade biscuits. 2pm -Workshop. 4.30pm approx. Sussex Cream Tea with prosecco. £60pp.
Join Sam from ‘The Crazy Daisy Company’ for a delightful morning or afternoon of autumnal flowery fun! Under Sam’s expert guidance, choose from lots of gorgeous blooms, get creative and learn some floristry tricks to create beautiful displays in a seasonal pumpkin! All equipment, flowers & refreshments included.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
12th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
13th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish
Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
14th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish
Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
15th
Breakfast for St Barnabas  at Chez Joel, Steyning

For more details of how these events are supporting St Barnabas,[click HERE] 
Special Charity Breakfast :  For today only, choose any food dish from this venue's breakfast menu and they will donate £1 to the Festival Charity.  Breakfast menu available from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, so a late breakfast is on the cards, if you so wish ! Booking advisable. Please show the festival guide upon arrival.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
15th
Cobblestone Walk Family Foodie Day
          74 High Street, Steyning.   11 am to 4pm


To celebrate the Steyning and District Food & Drink Festival, Cobblestone Walk - with its collection of over 25 independent shops - will be holding a foodie extravaganza. On offer will be food from around the world, local produce, health foods plus many more tasty delights, alongside animals, crafts, competitions and games for all the family! All set in our unique shopping village and gardens - winners of the Hidden Gem Award for HDC Year of Culture 2019. Be sure to check  www.cobblestonewalk.co.uk or Facebook page for further details.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
15th
Adur Brewery Open Day

We look forward to welcoming you to our Brewery Open Day. 11 am to 6 pm. FREE ENTRY. See how our beer is crafted and purchase beer at Brewery prices for this special day (free local delivery). Limited parking space so it is advised to arrive on foot (or bicyle). Ten minute walk from Steyning Health Centre Car Park.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
15th
West Grinstead & District Ploughing Match & Show

To be held at: Priors Byne Farm, Partridge Green, RH13 8EQ
9.30 a.m. start. Entry: £6 adults, children under 14 years FREE.
T: 01903 879488 (Rowan Allan)
E: rallan@hjburt.co.uk
W: www.westgrinsteadploughing.co.uk


The annual Ploughing Match & Show is this year to be held at Priors Byne Farm, by kind permission of John & Alison Ford.
Twelve different ploughing classes including Vintage, Novice & Open ploughing to Horse Ploughing, Steam Ploughing, Hedge Laying and Welding Competitions plus the Livestock Show including cattle and sheep classes. Have a go at the coconut shy or skittles, watch the Farrier Display, cheer on the teams in the Tug-of-War, see the Sheep Shearing and Livestock Displays. Breakfast Bar, lunches & snacks plus a licenced bar. Hop on a tractor and trailer ride to see all the show has to offer. A great
dday out for all the family.

September
16th
Pastures New - Guided Walk and Optional Tea


            Meet at the car park The Street Bramber (opposite the Castle hotel) BN44 3WE
            steyningsouthdowns@gmail.com  for further details or queries.

2pm start.
FREE EVENT with tea as an added option. No booking required, just turn up.
Brianne Reeve, a local guide, will lead you on a walk through the exciting new Bramber Brooks Nature Reserve and then on to the nearby glorious stretch of the River Adur. This is fairly level ground but please wear sensible shoes and bring water if hot. For those who would like to extend their stay in Bramber, we have also arranged with the owners of St Mary’s House that after the walk, a delicious ‘Country House Tea’ and access to their stunning five acres of gardens will be available for just £6.00 - payable on entry.

 
September
18th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish
Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
19th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
19th
Vintage Garden Party Tea Party & Soft Jazz 
          staged at The Artisan Bakehouse 

 
Start Time - 3pm.
Relax in our delightful cottage gardens and enjoy a delicious Sussex Cream Tea with fresh strawberries, a glass of prosecco & a range of our quality loose leaf teas whilst listening to the wonderful soft jazz sounds of the fabulous Helena Kaldalons. £15 pp. Optional vintage style dress to embrace the afternoon & festival fun!



[click HERE for venue link]
September
19th
The Gin Revolution - A Gin Tasting Dinner with David Broom
          Organsed by The Steyning Bookshop. Venue Sussex Produce Cafe  


7 for 7.30pm
Prior Booking only. Tickets from: Steyning Bookshop
Tickets £35 per person to includes: Delicious 2 course meal; copy of "Gin the Manual" and tutored tasting of 5 artisan gins.

A first for our Festival: a gin tasting - the drink of the moment! As Artisan distilleries add new botanicals and flavour blends, and the Negroni and Martini upstage the classic G & T, join spirits expert Dave Broom, to guide us through tastings of a range of artisan gins, share insights into its history and manufacture, and show how best to enjoy its subtle flavours. Dave Broom, a writer and spirits expert, has written over a dozen award-winning books on whisky, gin, rum, and bartending, is a contributor to numerous whisky journals, and lectures widely on wine, spirits and distillery. Get your ticket now for what will prove to be a fantastic evening.

[click HERE for venue link]
[click HERE for ticket purchase link]
September
20th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

 Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
20th
The Towers presents FOOD FOR WELLBEING. 
          The Towers Convent School, Henfield Road, Upper Beeding.  BN44 3TF.
          6pm to 8pm.    FREE ENTRY.

"Food Glorious Food" - a fun, interactive and educational look at how food is integral to our wellbeing.  Feast your eyes and tantalise your taste buds with our plethora of activities as you move around our school from subject to subject with our food inspired fun and games.  Come and experience school dinners, pie chart cookies, snail pace cakes and munch, munch more !  Tel:  01903 812185 or theoffice@thetowersschool.org for more details if required.
www.thetowersschool.org to find out more about The Towers Convent School.
September
20th
An Evening with Emanuel Hadjiandreou Award Winning Baker/Author
          Master Class, Bread, Wine and Sussex Cheese Tastings
          staged at The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst


7.30pm start
Internationally acclaimed, award winning baker and author Emmanuel Hadjiandreou will give a two hour master class demonstration on all things sourdough together with a Q&A session to help you understand the intricacies of sourdough bread making. This will be followed by a matched sourdough, wine and Sussex cheese tasting experience in association with Hennings Wine. Signed copies of Emmanuel’s books and wines tasted on the evening available for separate purchase on the night.
£65 per person - ticket includes welcome drink, 5 wine tastings, cheese & bread tastings. BOOK ticket online at www.theartisanbakehouse.com

[click HERE for venue link]
September
21st
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

 Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
22nd
Great Steyning Festival Bake Off. 
          All Proceeds to:Family Support Work -
          A charity supporting disadvantaged children and families in Sussex.
          Venue:  Steyning Centre.   1 pm to 5 pm
          (All Entries must be in place for 1 pm ready judging at 2pm)

Get those secret family recipes in action and bring along your delicious home-made offerings for the now firmly established superb Steyning Festival Bake Off !  Competition categories include Best Bread, Best Scone, Best Chocolate Cake, Best Traybake and new for this year, a children's class for Best Cupcake.   Professional judges with prizes for winners.  Make it a party afternoon, come along to view the entries, then enjoy a cup of tea and competition cakes, which will be sold to raise funds, once the judging has taken place.  Buy more to take home as well !   For details/entry form go to our Website Events page at www.familysupportwork.org.   E: fundraising@familysupportwork.org.uk.   Tel:  01273 832963


[click HERE for Bake Off rules and an Entry Form]
[click HERE for venue link]
September
22nd
Mulled Wine & Star Gazing (Donation to St Barnabas)
          Organised by Worthing Astronomers in conjunction with Steyning Downland Scheme
          7.30 pm to 9.30 pm


Venue: The Star Inn, 130 High Street, Steyning, BN44 3RD & the Wiston Big Picnic Field

To book visit Steyning Downland Scheme at steyningdownland.org/events/

An opportunity to delve into our night skies with the Worthing Astronomers. Meet at The Star Inn (a very appropriate name for an Astronomy Evening !) for a glass of mulled wine to help you get into the spirit of things(non alcoholic alternative available if required), followed by an introductory talk. After a short walk to the Wiston Big Picnic Field, an opportunity to observe and photograph the stars (weather permitting). £7.50 for the evening to include wine, the talk and a donation to St Barnabas. Prior booking essential at details above.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
23rd
Farm Walk and Fantastic Cream Tea at Daylands Farm

Walk and Cream Tea £10 per person. 2.30 pm. Proceeds to go to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Limited numbers so pre booking essential on the above telephone number and quoting SF 2018. Please show the festival guide upon arrival. Please wear sensible shoes.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
25th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish
Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
25th
Food & Drink Pub Quiz
          The Star Inn, Steyning.
          7.30 pm start


£1 per entry. Enjoy a competitive evening, testing your food and drink knowledge – which will include recognising various herbs, spices, different foods, drink etc. Fun prizes to be won! Make up a team or star as an individual – all welcome.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
26th
Pick It Cook It -  Sloe Gin/Hedgerow Booze Workshop at Daylands Farm.
          10 am to 1 pm
          N.B.   Also being held on 9th September 2018


Farm walk to forage for your choice of berries and fruit, then back to the outdoor kitchen to make your delicious liqueur!  Refreshments included.  Bring your own base spirits.   Special Festival price for this workshop is £10 per person.    Prior Booking only via contact details given on link.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
26th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

 Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
27th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
27th
Autumnal Flower Arranging with Lunch or Sussex Cream Tea.
          staged at The Artisan Bakehouse (NB also being run 12th September)

9.45am Arrival coffee/tea/homemade biscuits. 10 am Workshop. 12.30pm. approx.two-course lunch with wine/soft drink, tea/coffee. £70pp.
OR afternoon session 1.45pm arrival coffee/tea/homemade biscuits. 2pm -Workshop. 4.30pm approx. Sussex Cream Tea with prosecco. £60pp.
Join Sam from ‘The Crazy Daisy Company’ for a delightful morning or afternoon of autumnal flowery fun! Under Sam’s expert guidance, choose from lots of gorgeous blooms, get creative and learn some floristry tricks to create beautiful displays in a seasonal pumpkin! All equipment, flowers & refreshments included.

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September
28th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.  Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
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September
28th
Steyning & District Beer Festival - jointly organised by Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery
          Locally Brewed Real Ale and Local "Craft Ciders"


6 pm until 10 pm Steyning Cricket Club, Memorial Playing Fields, Charlton Street, Steyning. BN44 3LE  As last year, this popular Beer Festival is being jointly organised by two local breweries, Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery and hosted by Steyning Cricket Club.  A wonderful opportunity to sample beers, not only from the joint organisers, but also other local breweries.   Set in the idyllic location of the Memorial Playing Fields, with wonderful views to the Downs and featuring live music for Friday & Saturday evening sessions. The Cricket Club bar will also be open to offer a fuill range of alternatives to real ale, plus hot food.  NO ENTRY FEE, however, capacity will be limited to comply with the Cricket Club fire regulations.
Cricket Club contact:  admin@steyningcricketclub.co.uk  www.steyningcricketclub.com

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[click HERE for Adur Brewery link]
[click HERE for Riverside Brewery link]
September
29th
 Steyning & District Beer Festival - jointly organised by Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery
           Locally Brewed Real Ale and Local "Craft Ciders"


12 noon until 10 pm Steyning Cricket Club, Memorial Playing Fields, Charlton Street, Steyning. BN44 3LE  As last year, this popular Beer Festival is being jointly organised by two local breweries, Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery and hosted by Steyning Cricket Club.  A wonderful opportunity to sample beers, not only from the joint organisers, but also other local breweries.   Set in the idyllic location of the Memorial Playing Fields, with wonderful views to the Downs and featuring live music for Friday & Saturday evening sessions. The Cricket Club bar will also be open to offer a fuill range of alternatives to real ale, plus hot food.  NO ENTRY FEE, however, capacity will be limited to comply with the Cricket Club fire regulations.
Cricket Club contact:  admin@steyningcricketclub.co.uk  www.steyningcricketclub.com

[click HERE for venue link]
[click HERE for Adur Brewery link]
[click HERE for Riverside Brewery link]
September
30th
Steyning & District Beer Festival - jointly organised by Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery
           Locally Brewed Real Ale and Local "Craft Ciders"


12 noon until 10 pm Steyning Cricket Club, Memorial Playing Fields, Charlton Street, Steyning. BN44 3LE  As last year, this popular Beer Festival is being jointly organised by two local breweries, Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery and hosted by Steyning Cricket Club.  A wonderful opportunity to sample beers, not only from the joint organisers, but also other local breweries.   Set in the idyllic location of the Memorial Playing Fields, with wonderful views to the Downs.  The Cricket Club bar will also be open to offer a fuill range of alternatives to real ale, plus hot food.  NO ENTRY FEE, however, capacity will be limited to comply with the Cricket Club fire regulations.
Cricket Club contact:  admin@steyningcricketclub.co.uk  www.steyningcricketclub.com

[click HERE for venue link]
[click HERE for Adur Brewery link]
[click HERE for Riverside Brewery link]
September
30th
Farm Walk and Fantastic Cream Tea at Daylands Farm

Walk and Cream Tea £10 per person. 2.30 pm. Proceeds to go to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Limited numbers so pre booking essential on the above telephone number and quoting SF 2018. Please show the festival guide upon arrival. Please wear sensible shoes.
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September
30th
Breakfast for The St Barnabas, Truffles Cafe

For more details of how these events are supporting St Barnabas,[click HERE] 
Special Charity Breakfast :  For today only, choose any food dish from this venue's breakfast menu and they will donate £1 to the Festival Charity.   Breakfast served 9am to 12 noon.  Booking advisable.  Please show the festival guide upon arrival.
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September
30th
Harvest Festival Church Service & Light Lunch - Steyning Methodist Church
          10.30 am Service.  12.30 pm Light Harvest Lunch


The Church will be decorated with fruit, vegetables, flowers and greenery.  During the service people are invited to bring forward dried and non-perishable goods, toiletries, socks, etc., for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project.   Donations towards the cost of lunch will also be gratefully recieved, with any excess going to the Homeless Project.  RSVP via our email if possible to help with catering, but if not possible turn up anyway !  All welcome and for children, a separate Harvest-themed activity and craft session will be arranged.  E: harvestfestival@steyningmethodists.org.uk
September
30th
Harvest Festival Church Service & Bring and Share Lunch
          St Nicholas Church, Bramber and St Peter's Church, Upper Beeding
          Bramber - 8.30 am Service.  Upper Beeding - 10 am.  Lunch - 12 noon


Come and join us as we celebrate and give thanks for the Harvest.  Donations of tinned and packet foods gratefully received.  As 12  noon come along to Gladys Bevan Hall, Church Lane, Upper Beeding, to share lunch together.   Meet new people and make new friends.    01903 815850 for more detail.
October
6th
Farmers Market and Annual Pumpkin Weigh

Farmers Market will include the Annual Pumpkin Weigh (Daylands Farm donate all proceeds from the sale of their pumpkin plants to St. Barnabas Hospice), Fabulous Foodie Activities plus, of course, the wonderful food and drink stalls where you will find some fabulous special Festival offers.  There will also be a Produce Hamper produced by the stallholders to be raffled for St Barnabas.   All will take place within the Steyning High Street Car Park, starting at 9 a.m. and finishing at 1 p.m.
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October
6th
Breakfast for St Barnabas Chequer Inn

For more details of how these events are supporting St Barnabas,[click HERE] 
Special Charity Breakfast :  For today only, choose any food dish from this venue's breakfast menu and they will donate £1 to the Festival Charity.  Breakfast menu served from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. PRIOR BOOKING ADVISED TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Please show the festival guide upon arrival
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October
6th
Steyning Community Orchard Apple Day - 5th Annual Family Apple Day
Memorial Playing Field, Steyning.  1 pm to 4pm  FREE EVENT


Live music from 3 local bands.  Apple juicing (bring your own apples to press).  Apple display and tasting.  Children's games and activities.  Appley treats, hot drinks, apple juice, cakes & produce.  Bar selling local ales and ciders.  Fruit Tree Survey - tell us about trees in your garden.  Apples/young fruit trees for sale.  Fruit tree growing advice.  The Orchard is located in the South West Corner of The Memorial Playing Fields, Steyning, adjacent to the Rublees Allotment hedge. Access is via the two twittens off Newham Lane; at the entrance to the allotments and one other a few hundred metres further down the road. Further access is available from entrances in Charlton Street and Mill Road. E: steyningorchard@gmail.co.uk
W: www.steyningcommunityorchard.org

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October
7th
Harvest Festival Church Service & Lunch - St Andrew and St Cuthman Church, Steyning
          9.30 am Service.  Details of Lunch to be confirmed.  01903 813276 for details.


During the service gifts of tinned and packet foods are invited to support the work of the Family Support Charity.