Local chefs, producers and street food stalls will be tempting your taste-buds with a huge range of delicious culinary delights.
Pull up a straw bale, choose your dish from one of the street food stalls, sample a pint from one of the brewery stalls and listen to some great music.
Enjoy a quintessentially Henfield afternoon with friends, family and neighbours in a celebration of delicious Sussex food and drink.
Organised by Henfield Community Partnership and BN5 Magazine in conjunction with local businesses there will be a whole array of delicious delights from Punjabi street food, homemade Sussex pies, locally brewed cider and ale and even homemade cake.
We’ve got lots of stalls to tempt you – and if you don’t have room for pud then you can take some cake home with you! And whilst you enjoy your delicious food you can listen to the will various artists and bands performing on the live stage, creating a real festival vibe
Pick up your Festival Guide from Henfield Library or any village shops.
Here's a sample of what's going on:
Children’s events: Mad Hatter Children’s Trail
The festival kicks off with the Children’s Mad Hatter Tea Party themed trail on Henfield High Street, from 1st September.
The Mad Hatter is in a dreadful muddle. Can you help him find his lost Tea Party treasures in Henfield’s shops?
Collect your entry form from local shops and the Henfield Library and look in the shops marked with the Mad Hatter logo on the door for Tea Party treasure.
Over 20 Henfield shops are participating. You’ll find all sorts of things; from top hats, teacups and ‘drink me’ bottles to the Cheshire Cat. You might even find Alice herself!
Once you have written down which treasure is hiding in which shop, return your completed entry forms to Henfield Library by midday on Saturday 10th September.
The winner will be the first correct entry drawn from the Mad Hatter’s Hat later that same day at 4pm at the HenFood Street Food Festival in the Library Car Park.
Queen of Hearts Jam Tart Competition
Calling all budding bakers! Collect your Jam Tart recipe from Henfield Furnishings & Cook Shop and get baking for the Children’s Queen of Hearts Jam Tart competition.
There are three age categories: 5 and under, 8 and under and 12 and under. Please use an adult helper for the tricky parts too! You can be as creative as you wish – tarts will be judged for appearance, creativity and taste.
Bake as many as you wish, but please only bring four jam tarts for judging, covered in cling film on a plate (paper preferably) marked with your name, age category and a phone number.
Bring your delicious creations to the HenFood Queen of Hearts Tent in the Library Car Park on Saturday 10 September by 2pm. The winners will be announced later in the afternoon! Prizes for each age, winners will receive a baking-themed goodie bag from Henfield Furnishings & Cook Shop.
Mad Hatter Cupcake Decorating
Let your imagination run riot with colour, sprinkles and sticky icing fun, and then you get to eat the results!
Professional cake decorator Kayleigh is running 15-minute workshops for those who would like to try their hand with a piping bag.
Pictures of the very best cakes will be posted on Facebook for voting and the winner will receive a decorating kit from Kaylee’s Cakery.
Organised by Kaylee’s Cakery the workshops are taking place at Henfield Crafts in Brick Lane on Friday 9th September from 3-6pm and Saturday 10th September from 9am-12pm. The cost is £2 per cupcake with 50p going to Henfield Youth Club for each cake decorated.
Pre-booking essential and parental supervision required. If you have allergies please let Kayleigh know when you book and she will try to accommodate. Contact Kayleigh Peters on 01273 965339 to book your place.
BN5 magazine will be publishing pictures of the cupcakes and you can vote for your favourite by giving it a ‘like’ on the BN5 magazine Facebook page!
Here’s a flavour of the stalls coming to HenFood on Saturday 10 September:
Rushfields Farm Shop: The Rushfields Pie Van will be selling their award-winning homemade Sussex pies, as well as their famous sausages and vegetable quiches. They sold out at Piazza Italia so make sure you get there early!
Jah Jyot: Sample Ranie’s truly authentic home-cooked Punjabi Street Food with delicious meat and vegetarian masala dhosas, tikka wraps and pani puri… mmm!
The White Hart: Henfield’s quintessential pub with its wonderfully popular pub food menu comes out to the festival with a taste of their favourites and some White Hart Specials!
Pig and Jacket: Locally sourced cracklingly delicious hog roasts, pulled pork, pork scratchings and jacket potatoes.
Trolls Pantry: Sussex Street Food award-winning delicious beef burgers using sustainably sourced produce from small, local farmers.
Kaylees Cakery: Local baker Kayleigh creates the most delicious homemade cakes and sugarcraft fun! She uses the highest quality ingredients which makes them taste as amazing as they look… yum.
Downlands Brewery: Small Dole brewery Downlands produces some incredible beers from their classic IPA to a range of seasonal beers like Root Thirteen and Electron Session Amber.
The Shepherd & Dog is the offical Brewery Tap and their beer is also stocked at the Henfield Club as well as throughout Sussex. Downlands will also be serving fabulous cider from Silly Moo Cider in Cowfold. Ginger Rookes:
Partridge Green Based company Ginger Rookes are starting a corn-fritter revolution! Serving up a host of homemade and delicious BBQ smoked pork, corn fritters and Greek chicken in corn pockets or sweet buns, much of their menu is gluten-free.
Thaiangle: Home-made hot-from-the-wok Thai food served from their bright yellow Citroen H Chiliwagon, curries, noodles and salads zinging with flavour.
Come along and join in the HenFood Fun!