Get Involved

The Sussex and The World Big Weekend takes place on Hove lawns on 27 -29 May and 26 -28 August 2017.

The festival is open to all: local growers, producers, restaurants and cafés, food retailers, bars, food shops, community groups and other relevant organisations.


If you would like to run a bespoke event then please contact Nick or Nathalie on 01273 770044 to discuss your idea and we’ll do our very best to help you promote and deliver it.


You can download a comprehensive guide to all the opportunities we offer here.


PLEASE EMAIL if you would like to find out more about participating in any of the following for 2017:

• Live Food Show
• Brighton Beer & Cider Festival
• Children’s Food Festival
• International Chef Exchange
• Hosting my own event




The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is one of the UK’s largest food events with a reach of approximately 160-180,000 people each year, and an economic impact in excess of £4 million. Uniquely it is a not-for-profit organisation run by a voluntary committee of local businesses, all of whom are passionate about great local food and our city and county. We receive no public sector funding for our activities.


We welcome quality brands to participate in the festival to help support our activities and in 2012/13 we’re proud to have worked alongside:


PHS Wastetech


The Montefiore Hospital


Ritter Courivaud


Hotel du Vin




Discover the Origin PDO project


Café Direct


Fever Tree




Maille Mustard


Churchill Square





To discuss sampling, promotional and sponsorship opportunities please contact Nick Mosley:


01273 77 00 44