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Big & Little Nibble 2020

Make sure you put the weekend of the 31 August and 1 September in your diary to catch the return of Horsham’s Big and Little Nibble Food Festival.
If you love food and drink, are passionate about local produce and/or want to learn more about the latest eating and drinking choices this is an event you cannot afford to miss.

The Big Nibble will feature a sensational mix of artisan produce, impeccably sourced street food, craft beers, wines and spirits and much more including some brilliant street theatre and a special inaugral performance on Sunday afternoon for younger ones by a rocking band of fruit and vegtables from Little Notes.

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Event Maps for Saturday and Sunday
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For more detailed information about what’s happening and when, you can download the event programme here  Big & Little Nibble Programme 2019 or see more below

Brought to you by Horsham District Council in association with Horsham Markets by Food Rocks, visitors can embark on a ‘Food Safari’ around the Carfax and Horsham Town Centre with four different food zones especially created for the Big Nibble; Fresh from the Farm, Bakery and Sweet Treats, Street Food and  Drinks and Bars.

On Saturday and Sunday The Carfax will also host the Live Cookery Theatre,  where you can watch some top chefs at work in the kitchen and pick up some great gourmet tips.

New for 2019 are Street Food ‘Taste Explorers’ menus, which give visitors the opportunity to sample a range of smaller dishes from a variety of cuisines. This will suit those with smaller appetites or budgets. Also, look out for the ‘Craft Village’ – a market of local art, craft and collectibles in the Market Square on Saturday. There will also be a number of craft stalls in the Little Nibble Market on Sunday.

Beer & Gin Trails…Saturday and Sunday



Back by popular demand will be the Horsham Beer Trail with free samples from participating pubs, shops and market stalls around the Town. Pick up your passport from Hepworths Pop-Up bar in Carfax and hand your completed passport into Brewhouse & Kitchen East Street to be up for winning a 5L mini-keg brewed on the premisies. The Gin Trail will also be making a welcome return with free samples or reduced price G&T’s from those offering the trail (Start from Crates local) Finish at Piries Bar  who have organised a Prize Tour for Ten! to be won to the amazing Gin Kitchen local distillery.

Saturday Only


Saturday will also feature Horsham’s General Market in the Bishopric from 10am to 4pm. There is a chance to wind down at Aperitifs in the Afternoon from 4-5pm as the Carfax Cookery Theatre winds down for the day with presentations (and maybe a few samples…hic!) from Cabin Pressure Spirits and Crates Local who have news of a very special new product launch and Luke from The Horsham Cellar.

Sunday Only

Sunday will see the return of the very popular Horsham Bus Rally

Detailed schedule in programmes on sale in Carfax and at Hop Oast Park & Ride

and The new Little Nibble – School of Food which will have the emphasis on looking at where food comes from and making more sustainable choices.


There will be Farm to Fork Information from NFU Mutual Henfield, Sustainability, Information and Inspiration from Kinder Living Horsham and Plant Based Alternatives from Vegan Fest Horsham, plus health and wellbeing advice for adults from the Horsham District Wellbeing team.


Children can celebrate the harvest festival with messy craft fun, with a fruit and vegetable theme, for all the family in the Carfax on Sunday from 12-4pm. Messy Church is for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. Free with Horsham Churches Together. We will also be promoting the Horsham District Foodbank and the new Horsham District Community Lottery at the show.

Our Town Bands Together
Our Town
 Bands Together is an initiative that has been developed to assist individuals who have a disability or feel vulnerable, for whatever reason, when attending town events.  Bands together is an extension of Our Town scheme in Horsham. This scheme assists people in town during events and celebrations, by providing a lanyard to visitors who have nominated themselves as someone who would benefit from wearing one, this will subtly identify them as someone who may need extra time or assistance.
The Bands Together team will be located in Carfax in their own gazebo on Saturday.

The Big Nibble will run from Saturday 31 August 9am to 5pm & The Little Nibble from Sunday 1 September 10am to 4pm


Horsham District Food & Drink Experiences

Traditionally this has been the launch of a Horsham District wide month long food and drink festival but which this year has morphed into a year round campaign to promote all of the great food and drink experiences to be found in Horsham District.

The first of the Council’s seasonal leaflets promoting our District’s food and drink experiences will be distributed at the Horsham event.

All the experiences can be found and the leaflet can be downloaded from www.horshamfoodies.co.uk

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For more public information about this event:
email: events@horsham.gov.uk  Facebook: www.facebook.com/horshamtimewellspent or www.facebook.com/horshamfoodies
Tel: 01403 215279

For Local Produce and Crafts stall enquiries and bookings contact Food Rocks:www.horshammarkets.co.uk  email: info@horshammarkets.co.uk 
For all other market stall enquiries and bookings contact Code Events;  www.horshamgeneralmarket.co.uk

Event Details

5th September 2020 @ 10:00 am
6th September 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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