Food and Drink Events
61 Ale at Amberley 12 – Beer Festival
Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre
Near Arundel, West Sussex
Tel: 01798 831370
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Open: Standard Museum opening times are Wed to Sun, 10am to 5pm.
With 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, there is so much to discover, learn and have fun at Amberley Museum. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. Exhibits include our communications building, electricity hall, working printshop, and the lime kilns which date back to when the site was a working chalk quarry. The Museum is also home to traditional crafts people such as the wheelwrights and blacksmith. You can also take a ride on the narrow gauge railway and historic buses to explore around the museum.
Our 12th annual Ale festival, with local beers, ales and perries, and musical entertainment throughout the day and evenings. The event is pre-booked tickets only for the evening sessions on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd. The Museum is open as usual from 10am to 5pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday daytimes. Visit the Museum website events pages to book
62 Brinsbury Campus, Chischester College
Stane Street, North Heath, Pulborough
Tel: 01243 786321
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Brinsbury is the Countryside Campus of Chichester College. We offer a range of Landbased courses across Animal Management, Equine Management, Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry and Arboriculture, Dog Grooming and Veterinary Nursing.
1) Saturday 16th September 9am to 12 noon – Foraging Walk. £20 pp.
2) Saturday 16th September 1pm to 4pm – Introduction to Chutney Making and
You will be able to explore the beautiful college estate with one of our guides and try your hand at preserving some of the apples we grow on site.
63 Horsham Beer Festival 2017
30a East Street
Horsham, West Sussex
Tel: 01403 218890
This will be the 15th Festival and it is being held, as usual, at the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham. The dates are Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. There are 3 sessions, 12 noon to 4pm and 6pm to 10pm Saturday, and 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday. Tickets are £7 per session and the price includes a Festival glass. Hot and cold food will be available at all sessions along with live entertainment. Tickets sell out quite fast so it is worth ‘getting in early’! Tickets are only available from The Beer Essentials.
64 No Finer Life – A Play
Cowfold Village Hall
Tel: 07774 970302
Event: Sunday 24th September 7.30pm
At Cowfold Village Hall a play written by Archers agricultural editor Graham Harvey about the true story of two brothers whose vision inspired English farmers during WWII. Set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of WWII, rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters. But this is no nostalgic, bucolic ramble. This is Elizabeth’s story… What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best selling author in the darkest days of war? The story moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that the love of the countryside and the need to protect it are timeless. More details from the website www.nofinerlife.co.uk. After the show Graham Harvey himself will be discussing his passion for the Hendersons’ vision. Two brothers whose methods turned their small farm into one of the most productive in all of England. By the time of WWII, when embattled Britain faced starvation, farmers by the bus-load visited the little farm to see for themselves how farming might be done at a time of crisis… and, of course, his love of Ambridge and all things Archers…
65 Pick It Cook It at Daylands Farm
Ashurst, West Sussex
Tel: 07905 405454
We host days of picking, cooking and eating foraged foods and farm produce from our traditional, tranquil farm in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Days include woodland and farm walks on which we pick ingredients and return to the outdoor kitchen to pickle or preserve our spoils. Refreshments, homemade snacks and 2 course lunch are provided. Everyone gets to take home a jar or bottle of whatever you have made.
Events: 1) Wednesday 27th September and Sunday 1st October 10am to 1pm – Sloe Gin/Hedgerow Booze Workshop. 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 spirits. £10pp, places limited – booking essential.
66 Pink Gift Fair
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 9.30am to 4pm.
Help beat cancer sooner through shopping. What’s on offer? Exclusive stalls covering fabulous fashion, exquisite jewellery, gorgeous gifts, kids collections and toys, prints and stationery, home accessories, food, drink as well as an opportunity to sample alternative health care in the form of spiritual healing, massage, Reiki, aromatherapy, tarot readings and mediums. Please visit our new website and download an application form and read terms and conditions www.pinkgiftfair.co.uk.
An indoor event where for every £1 spent 10% is donated to the Brighton Cancer Research Laboratories, seeking cures for all 200 types of cancer.
67 Pulborough Harvest Fair
Organised by Pulborough Community Partnership
East Glebe Field, Pulborough
Tel: 07540 055934
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Open: Saturday 23rd September, 11am to 5pm.
Pulborough’s annual Harvest Fair is a FREE fun day out for all the family. The Fair celebrates the best of local foods with stalls selling Sussex food and drink. There are country crafts, farm animals, farming equipment, arena displays, competitions, teddies on a zip wire, historic pictures, a traditional fun fair and lots more. The Fair is on the East Glebe Field opposite the Parish Church with free parking and a courtesy bus available. Come and have a great day out! Contact or call Sallyanne Smith on 07540 055934 for further information.
68 West Grinstead and District Ploughing Match and Agricultural Society
Venue: Westons Farm
Itchingfield, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0BD
Tel: 01903 879488
Event: Saturday 16th September 9am.
The Annual West Grinstead Ploughing Match and Show is this year to be held at Westons Farm near Christ’s Hospital at Itchingfield and kindly hosted by David Exwood. £6 per adult entry with children under 14 years free. Twelve different ploughing classes including Vintage, Novice and Open plus Horse and Steam Ploughing. Hedge Laying and cutting demos and welding and other craft skills. Livestock Show with cattle and sheep classes. Have a go at the coconut shy or skittles or watch the Farrier Display, cheer on the teams in the bale hefting or Tug-of-War and see the Sheep Shearing and Livestock Displays. Harris’ Fun Fair plus Ferret Racing. Clay Shoot and Gun Dog Scurry. Full range of local catering outlets and produce including licensed bar with range of local ales. Something for everyone in the family – hop on a Tractor and trailer ride to see all the show has to offer.