For most events you will need to purchase tickets from the details contained within the Festival leaflets or within this website. There are some events that are Free of Charge, but it may still be necessary to register your intent to join these number restricted events by making contact by telephone or email. Please check directives for these free events before attending.
Pick up points for guides are Steyning Library, Steyning Post Office TIC, Steyning Centre and many other shops and eateries within the area.
Search this year’s events using the quick links below:
Throughout Festival Period
Speciality Charity Dish at: Gorilla Kitchen (The Star Carpark), The Chequer Inn, The Star Inn, The Cobblestone Tea House, The Pizza Oven(Steyning High Street Car Park) and Truffles (all in Steyning). Tottington Manor in Edburton.
Steyning Museum Exhibition: “Booze ! Made in Steyning”. check website for opening days.
St. Mary’s House & Gardens, Bramber: September Open Days for House & Gardens. See dates on website/within guide
Sharing Recipes on line with Cocoa Loco & Higgidy Pies throughout Festival.
3 50th Anniversary Celebration Bread Day. Model Bakery
3 Farmers Market – Live music, special offers form stall holders. Steyning High Street Car Park
3 Raise Your Spirits at the Farmers Market – gin, vodka, brandy tasting from 4 producers.l
3 Rushfields Champion Allotment Competition Award Ceremony. Farmers Market.
3 Sussex Grocer – Local food/drink tasting.
3. Coffee & Chocolate Tasting at Raft – Cocoa Loco & JaJu.
3 Cocoa Loco Chocolate & JaJu Coffee Tasting. The Raft, High Street, Steyning
3 Shop Window Competition Judging. Steyning High Street.
3 Summer BBQ Party at The Old Tollgate, Bramber.
4 Pubs & Breweries Walk and Surprise Taster Trays with Janet Pennington. Steyning.
4 Daylands Farm Walk and Cream Tea. Ashurst.
5 Mediterranean Breads Workshop. The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst.
9 Charity Coffee Morning for St Barnabas. Ashurst Village Hall.
9 Introduction to Sourdough & Slow Fermentation Workshop. The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst.
10 Steyning Community Orchard Apple Juicing. Steyning Memorial Playing Fields.
10 &11 Serious about Sourdough (2-day workshop) The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst.
13 Spring Smoked Salmon Tour of Smokery. Edburton.
14 Introduction to Bread Making Workshop. The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst.
14 Springs Smoked Salmon Tour of Smokery. Edburton
15 Artisan Chocolate Making Masterclass. The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst.
15 Antique Road Show at Tottington Manor in association with Denhams Auctioneers. Edburton.
16 Kiddies Super Heroes Tea/Best Dressed Creature Competition at Cobblestone Tea House. Steyning.
17 Open Brewery Taste and Buy at Riverside Brewery Upper Beeding
16,23,30 Brewery Discount Days (3 Fridays). Riverside Brewery, Upper Beeding.
17 Cobblestone Walk – Sustainability Day. Steyning
17,18 Audio Tour/Talk/Organ Recital/Homemade Cake. Steyning Parish Church and Penfold Hall.
18 Farm Walk and Cream Tea. Daylands Farm Ashurst
18 Rifles at the Ready ! World War 2 Food Rationing ! Steyning Rifle Range.
18 Harvest Festival Service at Steyning Methodist Church/Harvest Lunch to follow.
21 Wiston Wine & Food Pairing – Wiston Winery, Wiston Estate.
22 Bramber Brooks Nature Reserve Walk & Optional Cream Tea at The Old Tollgate. Bramber
23-30 Beer Festival Week at The Star, Steyning.
24 Steyning Community Orchard Apple Juicing. Steyning Memorial Playing Fields.
24 Murder Mystery Evening at Ashurst Village Hall.
27 Food & Drink Theme Pub Quiz. The Star, Steyning.
29 Tasty Countryside Walk for St Barnabas.
30 Bagels, Pretzels & Grissini Workshop. The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst.
30 Gala Evening for St Barnbas. Tottington Manor, Edburton.
t.b.a Open Brewery Day at Adur Brewery, Steyning.
t.b.a. Gin Festival at the Rising Sun, Upper Beeding.
1 Farmers Market – live music and special offers from stallholders. Steyning High Street Car Park.
1 Pedal Your Way to Cocktails by On Yer Bike. Steyning Farmers Market.
1 Pumpkin Weigh at Farmers Market.
1 Farmers Market Hamper – Raffle for St Barnabas House. Steyning High Street Car Park
1 The Sussex Grocer Local Food/Drink Tasting. The Sussex Grocer, Steyning
4 Harvest Festival Service – St Andrew & St Cuthman’s Church, Steyning.
9 Harvest Festival Service & Lunch. St Peter’s Church, Upper Beeding
9 Harvest Festival Service & Lunch. St NIcholas Church, Bramber.
May we take this opportunity to thank all our superb and generous sponsors. Without their support and enthusiasm our Festival could not take place – we really cannot thank them enough.
This year our sponsors are:
HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL - Providing a range of public services making Horsham District a great place to live, work and visit. Supporting local communities with advice on availability of grants & funding for projects and events; various free training programmes/workshops and start-up business support and information. www.horsham.gov.uk
THE SUSSEX GROCER - Knight’s Budgens is a family owned & operated business who have been running award winning shops since 2007. The Sussex Grocer opened in Steyning last year, providing a vast range of food, drink & household needs. Many products are Sussex sourced, something of which they are very proud. www.facebook.com/KnightsBudgensofSteyning
HJ BURT - One of the area’s longest standing independent estate agencies; unprecedented service covering all property matters.www.hjburt.co.uk
COCOA LOCO –Local award winning ethical chocolate producers. www.cocoaloco.co.uk
HIGGIDY PIES–Local producer,making glorious everyday food to help people live well.www.higgidy.co.uk
RUSHFIELDS PLANT CENTRE -a family run business that has been serving its local Poynings community and beyond for nearly 40 Years. The business began as just a few greenhouses in a field and has blossomed into a diverse centre offering a much-loved Café and Farm Shop, both focusing on local produce.www.rushfields.com
STEYNING & DISTRICT BUSINESS CHAMBER - Promoting, protecting and developing the interests of the business community of Steyning and District. www.steyningchamber.co.uk
STEYNING & DISTRICT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP –Volunteers organising projects/events to bring benefit to residents, businesses & visitors. www.visitsteyning.co.uk
STEYNING PARISH COUNCIL - supporting community projects wherever possible. www.steyningpc.gov.uk
WEST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT PLOUGHING & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY – established in 1871. Very pro-active in promoting the interests of the local farming community. www.westgrinsteadploughing.