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Horsham Caribbean Festival
Inspired by Horsham’s Queen Street based The Sussex Travel Company and their Caribbean holiday partners, Horsham District Council hosted a celebration of all things Caribbean in Horsham’s Carfax on Sunday 19 May between 11am and 4pm.
It was desigend to be a Caribbean holiday showcase, a music festival and a great family day out! (with Pirate and Mermaid dress up opportunities for extra fun and a prize opportunity!)
To enter The Sussex Travel Company competition to win an amazing Caribbean holiday for two you would have needed to visit the Holiday Pavillion to seek the answers to the competition quiz questions from the holiday representatives.
To view all the action full screen Click Here for photos from Horsham Caribbean Festival 2019
Thanks to our official event photographer Toby Phillips Photography
Our 2019 Entertainers were:
We were entertained by Rachel Hayward Steel Pan – ‘Europe’s Top Pan Woman’, Itara from Skins and Feet – limbo dancing, dancing from Horsham based Salsa Cubano, Caribbean moves from local youth dance group Rhythm and Sole. There will be the Flairaffair Cocktail Bar and flaring display, Pete the Priate and his roaming pirate ship kids show, and performances from the brilliant Triniboi Joocie Soca and dancers and The Marley Experience tribute band who delivered a spectacular finale.
Visitors also could sample Caribbean fruit & veg with Horsham General Market, find out about Caribbean style beach sports with our own Southwater Watersports, choose from a range of delicious Caribbean street food and exotic cocktails and smoothies. There was also rum and chocolate sampling on the Grenada stall.
For full details of our 2019 event download ther event programme pdf Here
The Caribbean Holiday Pavilion
Visitors explored the amazing islands of the Caribbean with the assistance of experts from over a dozen islands, hotel and tour companies in our Holiday Pavilion organised by local travel specialists, The Sussex Travel Company. Experts were available from:
- AM Resorts
- Blue Waters Resort & Spa, Antigua
- Caribtours and Virgin Atlantic
- British Virgin Islands – BVIs
- Clear Marketing
- Caribbean Tourism (CTO)
- St Lucia
- Grenada Tourism
- Bequia Plantation Hotel and The Liming, Bequia
- Coco Palm, St Lucia
Fancy dress for adults and children
The themes were “Pirates” and “Mermaids”. Adults could win a Caribbean hamper donated by Clear Marketing and children could win a Non Stop Party Shop voucher who stock loads of dress up accessories for all ages. Adults were spotted and selected at the event by our social media experts By Jove Media and children entered by parading alongside our pirate ship from the Carfax Amphitheatre to the bandstand at 2.30pm.
Dig for Treasure
Little ones dug for gold in our ‘Treasure Pits’ and could exchange this for fruit from our Caribbean fruit and veg stall or a piece of the new ‘Horsham Rock’ which is exclusively available from Mr. Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in West Street, Horsham.
WIN A CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY FOR TWO IN TOBAGO
Worth over £2700!
Did you visit our Carfax Holiday Pavilion to be able to enter our Caribbean holiday competition?
The Sussex Travel Company’s holiday partners were able to give you the answers to the quiz questions on our treasure map – download and print pdf here.
The holiday prize (which will be chosen at random from correct online entries) is in Tobago – an island tropical paradise.There are also a number of runners up prizes donated by our partners.
Included in the holiday prize are:
Flights to Tobago from British Airways and the Tobago Tourist Board from London Gatwick Airport a Horsham District Year of Culture Partner
plus 5 nights at the beautiful Coco Reef Resort Hotel & Spa, Crown Point , provided by local Caribbean specialists Clear Marketing
and 2 nights at the amazing Castara Retreats Caribbean Eco Lodges
All accomodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.
Terms and Conditions
- Only 1 entry per household
- All other holiday expenses will be borne by the winners
- The Holiday prize must be taken before the end of November 2019
- No cash equivalent can be claimed
- The deadline for your entries will be midnight on Sunday 26th May
- All entries received will be handled by The Sussex Travel Company, Queen Street Horsham who will pick winners at random from the digital entries received.
Enter your answers online at: www.caribbeancompetition.online
All visitors to the event can join in using the downloadable treasure map on this site or the printed programme which will be available in Carfax on Saturday and Sunday from our suitably costumed associate (look out for a pineapple or a parrot)
The treasure map holds the quiz questions and space to record the quiz answers gathered from participating holiday partners in the pavilion on Sunday the 19 May.
Entries can then be made via an online form before the closing date using the online form at www.caribbeancompetition.online
Huge Thanks to All our Sponsors and Partners
Horsham Caribbean Festival Car Parking – Details of all the HDC Car parks available over the weekend
General Transport Event Accomodation Information – On this website
Through their contacts they have put together an exciting holiday pavilion representing many of the must see islands, airlines and accomodation providers and an amazing Caribbean holiday prize.