Summer event at Northiam

Highwayman Inn SUS-151106-073228001
Highwayman Inn SUS-151106-073228001

A fun-filled family weekend is promised when Northiam Bonfire Society holds its big Mid-Summer Festival on June 21 and 22.

Celebrations start on Saturday 21, with events from 11am - 4.30pm with a beer festival and live music until 9pm.

There will be an outdoor craft fayre, a 10 class dog show, a beer festival and barbecue.

There is live acoustic music throughout the day and evening hot and cold refreshments.

Additional musical entertainment will be provided by drumming groups Sambalanco and Drumskullz.

Amongst the planned attractions are a Falconry Display (weather permitting), a climbing tower, children’s funfair rides and side shows .

Dog show registration starts at 11.30am with judging beginning at 12.30pm Entry is just £1 per dog per class.

The Beer Festival heralds the return of The Highwayman’s Inn, the ‘pub’ run by the Northiam Bonfire Boyes and Belles in which they will be selling locally brewed ales and ciders and other refreshing delights in what will prove to be Northiam’s only open pub for that weekend.

The live music will include an Open Mic session and be free to watch and to listen to. Any acts wishing to enter, please email or ring 07976 254247.

Full details, including classes in the Dog Show can be found on

Anyone interested in booking a pitch for the Fayre should contact Simon on 07976 254247, email or download a booking form from the website.

On On Sunday June 21, the Festival weekend will continue with a boot sale on Northiam Playing Fields, starting at 11am and ending at 2pm.

Entry for the general public will be free but donations to Northoiam Bonfire Society would be greatly appreciated.

To pre-book a pitch, please email for a booking form or download one from the website and save £2 with advanced payment.

Entry and payment on the day for booters will be £10 for a car and £15 for a van or truck. Entry for Booters will be from 10am. The Highwayman’s Inn will re-open for the duration of the Boot Fair as will the barbecue stall.

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