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Horsham’s Big Nibble Food Festival is back featuring new Taste Explorer menus this year

There will be lots of new food and drink experiences to explore at this year’s Big Nibble festival which returns to Horsham Town Centre on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September.

The Big Nibble will feature a sensational mix of artisan produce, impeccably sourced street food, craft beers, wines and spirits and much more.

 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.

Look out for the ‘Craft Village’ - a market of local art, craft and collectables in the Market Square on Saturday. There will also be a number of craft stalls in the Little Nibble Market on Sunday.

Back by popular demand will be the Horsham Beer Trail with free samples from participating town centre pubs, shops and market stalls around the town. The Gin Trail will also be making a welcome return with free samples or reduced price Gin and Tonics from those offering the trail.

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

 The Little Nibble will return on Sunday with a focus looking at where food comes from and making more sustainable food choices. There will be Farm to Fork information from NFU Mutual and inspiration from Kinder Living Horsham and information about plant based alternatives from Vegan Fest Horsham.

Children can celebrate the harvest festival with messy craft fun for all the family. Come to the Carfax and join in with fun craft activities with a fruit and vegetable theme. Messy Church is for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. Free with Horsham Churches Together.

 Commenting on the return of the annual food and drink festival Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke said:

 “Horsham District and West Sussex are filled with fantastic local food and drink producers and the Big Nibble celebration weekend in Horsham is the perfect event platform for these local business people to showcase their produce to a broad audience.

 “Our team have sought to engage and support as many local producers and food and drink companies as possible and I am delighted that so many have chosen to be involved this year.

 “I would urge as many of you as possible to come along and enjoy all that is on offer and support our superb local food and drink producers.”

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

For More information check out the Big Nibble Community Engagement Page.

By Gavin Hewins | Aug. 6, 2019, 1:50 p.m.