Hurst Festival
15th - 30th September 2018

Hurst Festival 2018

What is Hurst Festival?

The Hurst Festival extends over a fortnight at the end of September every year, bringing together the amazing local talent within our village and leading international performers who have a connection with Hurstpierpoint, the village we live in and love.

The overarching aims of the Festival are to entertain and offer an opportunity to widen perspectives by offering a diversity of cultural events. We showcase the work of musicians, singers, writers, thinkers, actors, brewers, farmers, artists and a great deal more.

How can I help?

Hurst Festival is much more than a two week series of events. All year round the committee, a team of volunteers, friends and artists work to build our programme of top quality performances. If you would like to support the Hurst Festival, there are several ways to do so:

  • Volunteering: Volunteers are the backbone to the festival and we are always in need of help during the Festival - If you are interested in joining our team of Volunteers then please contact
  • Friends of the Festival: Please consider supporting us by becoming a Friend. For an annual donation of £20 you will be invited to an exclusive Friends evening for the launch of the Brochure and have acces to priority booking, a must for some of our extremely popular events and your name will go into a draw to win a case of wine from Southdowns Cellars if you join before the end of this year's festival. To join, click Friends.

If you would like to join our mailing list then click to sign up - you can unsubscribe at any time and we do not share your information.


The 2018 Festival programme will be available to download here from July 2018.

If you are interested in Volunteering click here to download our Volunteer Info Form and email it to

The TREASURED TRASNPORT PARADE will be part of Super Sunday again this year. If you would like to join the parade with your vintage pride and joy, then please click here to download the registration form.


Poponin will be open for SUPER SUNDAY on 16th September in celebration of the Hurst Festival 2018.  We will be celebrating 100 years since armistice by running a Peace themed activity.  There will be colouring, along with wooden items you can put your creative touch to; so pop on in, decide whether you will get creative with a decorative hanging Dove, Peace symbol earrings or pendent.  Poponin will provide the pens so you can add your own creative pizazz and design to your chosen piece.


Poponin; oodles of arty materials under one roof without the worry of mess – open weekdays