Hurst Festival

Hurst Festival

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  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Museums / heritage
  • Older people / later life
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

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Hurstpierpoint Festival – in its 19th year – delivers over 80 distinct events over 2 weeks in September.

Attracting an estimated audience of some 3,500 individuals drawn from every element of our diverse communities. The reputation of this registered charity is impressive, and its reach extends to many of the neighbouring towns and villages of mid Sussex and the nearby coast.


We engage the entire community from performers and artists to suppliers, schools, venues and local organisations and our last year’s festival was great for people’s mental health and sense of community.

The Hurst Festival Team are excited to be planning for the 2023 Hurst Festival bringing the whole community together in September.

Throughout its life, the festival has delivered an imaginative and inclusive creative programme. A programme crafted to engage the interest, match the pocket and challenge the expectations of those from all walks of Sussex life.

Over 3,500 people attend our Super Sunday event alone, a community day where the High Street is closed and the entire local community come together for a full programme of free entertainment and good food, drink, crafts and local art and music.

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