• Food & Folk 2017

Food & Folk Festival

Saturday 29 April to Monday 01 May 2017
10.30am - 5pm

What’s on

The very best of the South East’s produce and folk traditions will be showcased at our charming spring event. Enjoy free cookery classes and short talks, traditional folk music and dancing, vendors selling local produce and crafts, plus much more. There will be lots of tasty samples to try before you buy!

Download the show programme to see what’s on:

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Food & drink

Visit vendors around the Museum site, which feature tasty local produce, cookery books and country crafts from in and around the south east.

Cookery Theatre

Come and watch cookery demonstrations and hear short talks in the Cookery Theatre. We are pleased to welcome back Hilary Knight of the Sussex Food network, who will act as the host. Speakers include:

Traditional Dairying
Catherine Guilder, Museum Interpreter

Children’s Cookery School
Sarah White, Fun Food Academy

Tasty Seasonal Food
Giles Thompson, The Earl of March, Lavant

Delicious Main Course Summer Salads
Hilary Knight, Sussex Food Network

Break Making & Baking
Jack Sturgess, Bake With Jack

Historic Brewing
Jez Smith, Museum Interpreter

Delicious Plant Powered Nutrition
Hanna Sillitoe, MyGoodnessRecipes.com

Chocolate from Bean to Bar
Sara Jayne-Stanes, Food Writer and Author

Dinner in the 1500s
Jon Roberts, Museum Interpreter


Folk around the Museum

Enjoy songs and music, and watch dancers perform around the Museum site.

Love folk music?

Why not combine a day at the show with an evening at our Folk Concert, 30 April?

Save 25% on Folk Concert tickets when purchased with full price Food & Folk Festival tickets – discount is automatically applied in your basket at our online shop.





Information for visitors

New for 2017 – this popular event has been extended to three days!

The Food & Folk Festival will take place from Saturday 29 April through to Monday 1 May 2017 at the Weald & Downland Museum at Singleton, near Chichester. Standard admission prices apply (free for Annual Members) and tickets will be available to purchase in advance via our online shop.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site: 01243 811363 or [email protected].

Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. The Museum will open daily from 10.30am, closing at 5pm.