Coast & Country Events

Autumn Countryside Show

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester

Saturday-Sunday October 6-7, 10.30am-5pm

Admission charges apply

At this seasonal show, experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the end of the harvest. It features traditional working demonstrations – including heavy horses and vintage tractors ploughing – steam-powered threshing, plus a Horticultural Show, woodland and rural craft demonstrations, displays and competitions. The festival celebrates and showcases many traditional countryside activities as vintage tractors prepare the ground for sowing after the harvest and there will be a display of tractors and farm implements.

Phone 01243 811363 or visit

Apples in the Orchard

Parham House and Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough

Sunday October 7, 10.30am-5pm

Normal admission charges apply

Set in the orchard of the Walled Garden at Parham, this celebration of the humble British apple includes apple growing advice and talks from Parham’s Garden Team and guests. Visitors can also discover local Sussex and heritage varieties of apples. Experts will be on hand to identify the variety of apples visitors have growing at home and they will be able to enjoy the bounty of the season with apple pressing. There will also be a selection of artisan stalls, showcasing the versatility of this much- loved fruit.

Phone 01903 742021 or visit

Museum at Night

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester

Friday-Saturday October 26-27, 6.45pm-9.30pm

£25/pre-booking required. Not for u16s

Try an out-of-the-ordinary experience as you are guided by lamplight to different spaces around the museum to hear a series of short night-time stories. Some will be amusing, some mysterious and some downright odd. Some are definitely not the stuff to ensure sweet dreams. Each story has a historical root, as truth is far stranger than fiction. At the end of the evening, participants are invited gather around an open fire for a spiced warm drink, plus a biscuit.

Phone 01243 811363 or visit

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