• Big Nibble Festival Market

    Big Nibble Festival Market, in association with Horsham Markets by Food Rocks– Carfax – 9am to 5pm

    Food Safari LogoA new layout and with several new features for 2017, The Big Nibble features a sensational mix of artisan produce, impeccably sourced street food, craft beers, wines and spirits alongside a wide range of local art, craft and collectibles. Visitors can embark on a ‘Food Safari’ around the Carfax and Horsham Town Centre with zones specially created for The Big Nibble:

    Fresh from the Farm
    A truly magnificent range of fresh fish, meat, charcuterie, cheese, pies, fruit, vegetables, chutneys, preserves and many other delicious victuals

    Bakery & Sweet Treats
    A selection of real breads and artisan pastries plus homemade fudge, chocolates, cakes, macarons, waffles, churros and cookies

    Street Food
    Feast on the best street food in the country, including all three Grand Finalists of The Sussex Food & Drink Awards ’Street Food of theYear 2017’. Your tastebuds will be tantalised with global cuisine from Thai, Argentinian, Vietnamese, Caribbean and Punjabi to rare breed burgers, steak, wood-fired pizzas and pulled pork – with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options

    Drinks & Bars
    Discover ales, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks from some of the finest local producers – sip a pint or glass of fizz whilst browsing the stalls, watching the cooking demonstrations or listening to some great music on the bandstand and then take a bottle or two home!

    Art, Craft & Collectibles
    A range of paintings and prints from local artists, jewellery, homeware, kitchenalia, woodwork, vintage, plants, flowers and garden design.

    For more information about Horsham Markets please visit www.foodrockssouth.co.uk

  • Horsham Beer Trail – Across Horsham – 11am to 5pm

    Horsham Beer Trail LogoOn both days of the Big Nibble you will be able to start your tasting journey from the Hepworth’s Beer Tent in the Carfax, pick up your passport and taster glass and discover Horsham District’s finest beer and cider producers!

    Entry is just £2 and if you complete the trail you can hand in your passport at the Black Jug to be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic meal.

    The following businesses are participating in the Horsham Beer Trail:


    Town Centre

    • Piries Bar
    • The Anchor Hotel
    • The Bear
    • The Beer Essentials
    • The Black Jug
    • The Lynd Cross
    • The Anchor Tap
    • Wabi
    • Carmela’s

    Festival Market

    • Firebird Brewing Company
    • Hepworths
    • Crumbs Brewing
    • Crafty Horse Bar
    • Wobblegate

  • The Live Food Show – Carfax – 10am to 3.30pm

    Horsham Beer Trail LogoThe live cookery theatre will see a demonstration kitchen arriving in Horsham to take pride of place in the Carfax, opposite Panino Cafe in the Town Centre.

    The high spec kitchen will be used on the big day by a number of chefs from local businesses, plus traders from Horsham’s weekly local produce market, that will collectively form a live programme of entertainment so chefs and others can showcase their culinary skills, demonstrate and impart their knowledge.

    The programme is professionally compered by foodie Hilary Knight, founder of Sussex Food and Drink Network. Hilary works with chefs and food and drink producers from across Sussex and will be engaging with the public and interacting with demonstrators on the day, teasing out their top tips.

    Whilst visitors will witness cooking at its very best, there will certainly be opportunities for free tasters.

  • The Gin Veranda – Carfax – 4pm – 5pm

    Gin Veranda LogoBetween 4pm and 5pm on Saturday 2 September the Live Cookery Theatre will morph into the new Gin on the Veranda. This will feature a ‘Talk and Taste’ from local distillers participating in the Food & Drink Safari market.

    Followed by a Gin focused ‘happy hour’ and Gin tour co-ordinated by Piries Bar.



  • The Little Nibble Children’s Food Festival – The Forum – 10am to 4pm

    Little Nibble LogoMaking food fun for children. Let your child’s inner foodie free for them to discover, learn and enjoy food from farming to getting creative with food. Let them experience food in a way they have never before. Sponsored by Leaders

    Now, let’s make butter. – Free with Cookies Kitchen Limited

    A mysterious shed appears – overnight. Opening the doors, words and stories tumble out, with music and laughter filling the air. Time to enter the world of stories and listen to tales of the foodie scheduled at; 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30. – Free with The Shed of Stories street theatre.

    Take a moment out from all the hustle and bustle and make your own Lotus Flower. This global project is an opportunity to encourage a child’s creativity, whilst promoting a greater understanding of the values that inspire a compassionate heart. Symbolising extending the hand of friendship to other innocent children less fortunate like Fadu, a little girl whose farther lost his life in China simply for embracing the values of ‘Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance’. – Free with Petals for Peace.

    Unleash creativity and make wacky foodie figures with delicious fruit donated by UKHarvest donors. Gain an insight into ways to prevent good food from ending up in the bin. – Free with UK Harvest.

    Take a trip to Japan and visit the bravery stand. Try some Japanese inspired foods, bringing you the fresh, nourishing flavours of Asia. -Free with Wagamama.

    Fun food science. Experiment with food and drink. – Free with Horsham Churches Together.

    Fit foodies, games and activities with a foodie theme. – Free with Places for People Leisure.

    Learn how to deal with burns, choking, cuts, how to use an AED and watch demos on CPR. – Free with Horsham Responders

    Saturday Singalong session at 10.3011.00 or the foodie themed Story time Session at 14.1514.45 in Horsham Library. – FREE with Horsham Library.

    Local children’s charity, the Springboard Project is 25 years old this year and they will be celebrating with a family picnic in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park from 11.0014.00. Bring a picnic or buy a picnic from the stalls at the Big Nibble. – FREE with Springboard Project.

    PonyCycles® ride-on animals for children aged 3+ – with Jumpin’ Jockeys

    Face painting fun – with Busydays

    Funfair ride and candy kart – with M&L Pleasure Fairs

    Exciting food tastes including hog roast, ice cream and candy floss

    NOTE: All timings are subject to change at short notice


  • International Food Festival – East Street – 11am to 4pm

    International Food FestivalCome and enjoy the magnificent International Food festival on Saturday & Sunday starting from 11am co-ordinated by Horsham’s unique Japanese Restaurant and Bar, Wabi in East Street. You will be able to enjoy international food delights from the great variety of restaurants in East Street and Market Square

    Decorated stalls outside will educate passers-by on what makes them unique, offer tasters and demonstrate their skills, such as cocktail flaring and vegetable carving.