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, which of course will not need any forward booking.
Pick up points for leaflets are Steyning Library, Steyning Post Office TIC or Steyning Centre.
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Throughout Festival Period
Speciality Charity Dish at: Gorilla Kitchen (The Star Carpark), Chez Joel, The Chequer Inn, The Star Inn, The Cobblestone Tea House, The Sussex Produce Cafe, Truffles (all in Steyning) & The Artisan Bakehouse (Ashurst)
Steyning Museum Exhibition: “Whacky Recipes” throughout festival. FREE ENTRY
St. Mary;s House & Gardens, Bramber: September Open Days. See dates with guide/website.
7 FARMERS MARKET – with music, live cooking demonstrations, Ready, Steady, Cook sessions and special offers from stallholders. Steyning High Street Car Park
7 Farmers Market – Presentation to winner of the Allotment Competition
7 Judging of Best Food Theme Shop Window Competition – Steyning High Street
7 Riverside Brewery Open Day – 2 tours. 11am & 1pm
8 Steyning Downland Scheme – The Big Picnic – The Rifle Range, Steyning. FREE ENTRY
8 Instagram Cake Decorating Challenge at The Big Picnic – venue as above
8 Wiston House Garden Tour & English Sparkling Wine Tasting – Wiston House
10/11/12 Festival Open Day – Lunches(inc Charity Dish) & Afternoon Teas – The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst
11 Ladies Cocktail Making Evening – with Mixologists Extraordinaire, Kai & Frank at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill
12 Drinks, Nibbles & Antique Valuations – with Henry Nicholls at The Artisan Bakehouse
12 Wiston Estate Winery Tour, Tasting & Canapes
13 Fawlty Towers Dinner – Tottington Manor, Edburton
13 Mad Hatter Tea Party with Jazz Singer – The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst
13 CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE 2-COURSE DINNER – THE SUSSEX PRODUCE CAFÉ
14 Stan’s Big Breakfast & Craft House Coffee Single Origin Coffee Tasting – Stan’s Bike Shack
14 COBBLESTONE WALK FAMILY FOODIE DAY
17/18/19 Festival Open Day – Lunches (inc Charity Dish) & Afternoon Teas – The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst
17 CCC Morning – Coffee, Cakes & Chestnut Tree House – Springwells Boutique B&B, Steyning. Donation to CTH
18 Ashurst Tasty Walk – The Fountain/Country Walk/Artisan Bakehouse
19 A Cookery Author Supper with Camilla Stephens – local celebrity & founder of Higgidy Pies – The Sussex Produce Company
20 Sussex Gin Tasting & Nibbles – The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst
20/21/22 BEER FESTIVAL – Steyning Cricket Club
21 West Grinstead Ploughing Matches – Applesham Farm, Coombes.
21 Mulled Wine & Star Gazing – Star Inn & Wiston Big Picnic Field. Donation to CTH
22 Pubs & Breweries of Steyning Walk – led by Dr Janet Pennington FREE ENTRY
22 Steyning Community Orchard Apple Day – Fletchers Croft Village Green, Steynin
22 Daylands Farm Walk & Cream Tea – in aid of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
22 Harvest Festival Service & Lunch – Steyning Methodist Church
24 Food Theme Pub Quiz – The Star, Steyning
27 Wood Fired Pizza & Pud Supper Club Night – at The Artisan Bakehouse
28 Adur Brewery Open Day – 11am to 6pm
28 Pick It Cook It – Hedgerow Booze, Daylands Farm
28 GREAT STEYNING BAKE OFF – Steyning Centre
29 Pastures New – One Year On & Optional Tea at St Mary’s House & Gardens
29 Daylands Farm Walk & Cream Tea – in aid of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
5 FARMERS MARKET – with music, pumpkin weigh, sloe gin demo & tasting and special offers from stall holders. Steyning High Street Car Park
5 Harvest Supper & Barn Dance – The Towers Convent School, Upper Beeding
6 Harvest Festival Lunch – St Peter’s, Upper Beeding & St Nicholas Bramber
6 Harvest Festival Service & Harvest Celebrations – St Andrew’s & St Cuthman’s Steyning.
12 Jumble Sale in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice – 10.30 to 12.30 at Steyning Primary School Hall
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Harvest Festival Celebrations Venue: Steyning & District ChurchesDates: See below for details22nd September 2019 Steyning Methodist Church 10.30am Harvest Festival Service. 12.30pm ... READ MORE
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Event 1 - 28th September 2019 Brewery Open Day. 11am to 6pm. 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 bicycle!) Approx. 10 minute walk from Steyning Health Centre Car Park.
Event 2 - BEER FESTIVAL 20th to 22nd September 2019.Venue Info
Event - Farm Walk & Cream Tea - £15 per person. 22nd September & 29th September 2019. 2.30pm. A wonderful walk through glorious farmland, with a fantastic homemade tea to welcome you back ! Proceeds to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Limited numbers – pre-booking essential 01403 711057 or email@example.com quoting SF 2019. Please show this guide/website festival pass upon arrival and wear sensible shoes.Venue Info
Event 1 - 7th September 2019 Brewery 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. No. 2 bus stop is right outside our entrance. Ample parking for designated driver!
Event 2 - Event 2: Beer Festival – 20th to 22nd September 2019. See page xxxx for details.Venue Info
Event - 17th September 2019 – Chestnut Tree Coffee & Cake - See Main Events Page for further details 1 course lunch Monday to Friday and 1 course dinner Monday to Thursday at £7.75. Additional courses available at £6.75 each. Friday night 2 course dinner £16.95. Saturday 2 course lunch £15.95. Afternoon Tea available throughout the Festival Period at £15.50 & Cream Tea at £7.50. Please show guide/website festival pass upon arrival. Prior booking advisable.Venue Info
Event - Event: STAN’S BIG BREAKFAST & CRAFT HOUSE COFFEE September 14th 2019 – 10am to 1pm. Single Origin Coffee Tasting. Tasting cup token to purchase on arrival (£2) - Free with the purchase of any breakfast. To celebrate the end of summer & the joys of great food & drink under the blue skies, Craft House Coffee will be set up under Stan’s marquee serving up a selection of Single Origin coffees from around the world for people to taste and learn more about the journey their coffee makes and the farm it comes from. Purchase a bacon/sausage/egg bap from the Shack and you get your tasting free.Venue Info
Event 1 - Festival Open Days: September 10th to 19th, every Tues, Weds, Thurs, 12 noon to 5pm. Delicious lunches, bakes & cakes and full afternoon & cream teas. GF & Vegan options too. Lunch menu to include Charity dish, which if chosen will attract £1 donation to Chestnut Tree House from the venue. Booking advisable as limited inside space.
Event 2 - 12th September – Make your Fortune ! Drinks, Nibbles & Values. 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Find the value of all those old food, drink & kitchen orientated items you have stashed away. They could be really valuable and bring you vast wealth ! Worthing based Henry Nicholls has appeared on many TV programmes helping people to turn unused items into money in the bank. Even if the value is not quite what you were hoping for, you can still enjoy a drink – or two – along with some delicious Artisan Bakehouse canapes & platers. Ticket: £20 per person to include valuations, welcome drink & plentiful sweet & savoury nibbles.. Available on line at www.theartisanbakehouse.com EVENTS page.
Event 3 - 13th September – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Friday 13th need not be unlucky! ......... We invite you to tumble down the rabbit hole to enjoy a magical Mad Hatter’s Tea party and discover the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland within the Bakehouse & gardens. £40 to include full themed Afternoon Tea, live jazz singer and the fun of the characters in the garden! There are two sittings 12-30pm or 3.30pm. More details and to BOOK https://theartisanbakehouse.com/collections/other-events/products/alice-in-wonderland-special-afternoon-tea-party
Event 4 - 18th September - Ashurst Tasty Walk.
Event 5 - 20th September – Sussex Gin Tasting Evening. 7.30pm arrival for welcome Gin Spritz. Dr. Tom from artisan distiller Slakes Spirits, Shoreham, will host a fun Gin Tasting experience. He will share his knowledge & passion for all things gin as you enjoy a further 3 tastings together with sharing platters of local cheeses, meats, homemade dips & pates with warm pittas & breads from our wood oven. By prior ticket only. £45 per person. For more detail & ticket purchase: www.theartisanbakehouse.com/collections/other-events/products/sussex-gin-tasting-nibbles
Event 6 - 27th September – Wood Fired Pizza & Pud Supper Club Night (FULLY BOOKED) With autumn just around the corner it's time to get cosy and fire up the wood oven for a Friday night of fun, fire & delicious wood oven baked pizza! Our candle lit tables, magical fire pit & fairy lights are sure to add some ambience to this twinkly Friday night experience. The ticket price of £28 includes: Arrival drink, choice of pizza & side salad, choice of pudding https://theartisanbakehouse.com/collections/other-events/products/wood-fired-pizza-pud-supper-club-27th-sept
Event 7 - Charity Dish throughout the Festival - see main Events Page for detailsVenue Info
Event - Event 1: 13th September - Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice Supper – see EVENTS Page for further details Event 2: Author Dinner – date t.b.a. Event 3: Charity Dish for the Chestnut Tree House Childrens’ Hospice, throughout Festival 2019 period only. See main Events Page for further detailsVenue Info
Event - Event: 11th September – Ladies Cocktail Making Evening . 6.30pm to 8pm Join Mixologists Extraordinaire, Kai & Frank, to learn(and enjoy) the art of making that perfect cocktail, together with hearing snippets about the history of these exotic concoctions, which originated way back the early 1800s. All for £30 pp plus a welcome Prosecco on arrival, nibbles and one Cocktail. By prior booking only via telephone or visiting the contact details aboveVenue Info
Event - Event: Thursday 12th September 2019, 10:30am. Wiston Estate Vineyard & Winery Tour led by Kirsty Goring Fresh tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, tour, English Sparkling wine tasting & canapés. £30pp This Festival Tour includes a tasting of 4 of Wiston’s award-winning English Sparkling wines, paired with delicious canapés made from local produce in their beautiful Wine Barn overlooking the vines. Prior booking only via contact details above.Venue Info
Event - 8th September – Wiston House Garden Tour & English Sparkling Wine Tasting. 4pm – 6pm Wiston House, Wiston. Garden Tour, Sparkling Wine Tasting & Canapes Tickets: www.wistonestate.com. firstname.lastname@example.org A fantastic combination: a tour of the beautiful gardens of Wiston House under the expert guidance of Head Gardener, Lachlan Rae together with a Wiston Estate Winery Sparkling Wine tasting led by Kirsty Goring and paired with delicious Wiston House canapés . £20 per person to include tour, wine tasting & canapes. Prior booking ONLY, tickets available from details above.Venue Info