Highlights include the return of the Sakala rickshaw for the second year, bringing a colorful Indian flavor to the High Street with a pop-up street cafe serving authentic curries.
Another complete success was the Wiston House garden tour and sparkling wine tasting, with head gardener Michael Ferguson guiding the happy guests around the beautiful gardens and Kirsty Goring, brand manager of Wiston Estate Winery, leading the wine tasting.
The Chestnut Tree House coffee and cake morning in Springwells was also packed and £ 475 was raised for the charity, which the festival is supporting in various ways this year. An additional £ 390 was raised at the Castle Inn in Bramber with its Spanish dinner and flamenco night, and £ 200 was raised at Saffrons with an open garden event.
Many local restaurants have a special charity dish on the menu to raise money for Chestnut Tree House and there are plenty of specials available throughout the festival.
The finale will be a charity black tie auction at Tottington Manor on October 2, featuring a three-course dinner and music from the Benoit Viellefon Swing Orchestra and singers. Tickets cost £ 45, including a £ 5 donation to the festival’s charity. To reserve your place, send an email [email protected] or call 01903 815757.