Steyning Country Fair
Late May Bank Holiday Monday
(in odd numbered years only)
Make it a date!
This is always a wonderful day out for all the family. Steyning High Street is closed to traffic and lined with stalls, entertainment and displays. There is a special sense of times past, with traditional costumes, crafts, food, dancing, music and livestock.
The forecourt at White's has an all day programme of performances - anything from clog or morris dancing to magicians and puppet shows. The Chequers Inn hosts a jazz band and the Star is great for kids, with a play garden and children's menu.
There are fair rides and raffles, the dog show and the traditional cricket match. The Steyning Centre becomes an exhibition hall. Food and drink is served all day from stalls, pubs, shops and restaurants.
All this and more is set against the backdrop of our lovely old market town, with medieval timber-framed buildings and Georgian frontages. You may find the odd hay bale to sit on. Every stop along the way is an opportunity for snapshots of family and friends, with smiling faces guaranteed.
Steyning Museum is always there, of course, with something special to help raise funds and add to the merriment of the day for visitors and locals.
The Steyning Country Fair is organised by the Steyning Chamber of Trade and nearly all the local shops, businesses and groups take part. It's a great chance to get to know the community for newcomers. There is a park and ride service too, with open-top buses.
If you you have never been to Steyning for this special event, make it a date and we know it will be one of the happiest days of the year. The Steyning Country Fair takes place in odd numbered years, alternating with the Steyning Festival fortnight in even numbered years.
Visit the Steyning Country Fair website for the latest news and information. Don't forget, in even numbered years visit the Steyning Festival website for details of an exciting programme of events during the festival fortnight.