Festival Events

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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Festival Programme

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

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


14  Stan’s Big Breakfast & Craft House Coffee Single Origin Coffee Tasting – Stan’s Bike Shack


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


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

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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