These are the Sussex events still going ahead and those that have been cancelled this weekend following predicted gale force winds

Chilli Fiesta West Dean has been cancelled on the Saturday
Chilli Fiesta West Dean has been cancelled on the Saturday

Here is a list of events we know have been cancelled this Saturday (August 10) due to the bad weather predicted by the Met Office and the events that will be going ahead as planned.

We will update this as and when we hear from other event organisers. If you know of any event that is now no longer going ahead please email

You can read the up-to-date weather warning for Sussex here


Hastings carnival fireworks display

Hastings Borough Council has cancelled tonight’s fireworks display due to safety issues.

The rest of the carnival procession is still scheduled to go ahead, with safety checks for floats.

Read more here

Uckfield Summer Activity Day

Wealden District Council has announced it has cancelled the event on Saturday due to adverse weather conditions which has meant it is not safe to run.

Horsham Market

The market was due to run in the Carfax and Bishopric on Saturday, but has been cancelled due to the bad weather forecasted.

You can read more about the cancellation here

Yapton Annual flower show

David Donovan, show secretary, said: “The flower show set for Saturday, August 10, has been cancelled as the wind speed forecast exceeds that of the marquee company’s insurance liability.

“The history exhibition in Yapton Village Hall will be held as scheduled.

“There is the possibility that the flower show could be held as a combined event with the Autumn Show at the end of September, subject to Yapton Village Hall being free of other bookings.”

West Dean Chilli Fiesta

The Chilli Fiesta at West Dean Gardens has been cancelled on Saturday due to the weather forecast.

In a statement released on the Chilli Fiesta website, chief executive of The Edward James Foundation Alex Barron said: “Due to adverse weather conditions forecast for Saturday, following extensive advice we have taken the decision to run Chilli Fiesta 2019 on Friday and Sunday only. The safety of our visitors is of paramount importance and this decision has not been taken lightly.

“Ticket holders for Saturday are invited to use their tickets for Friday or Sunday (and we will make up the small price difference with a drinks voucher), or receive a refund. Camping Pass holders will be contacted directly by email.”

Read the full story here

Summer of Cinema

The Summer of Cinema was set for Denton Gardens, Worthing, from Friday to Sunday this weekend (August 9 to 11), but has been cancelled in the face of heavy rain and strong winds.

To find out how to get a refund the full story here

Roary and Friends, Haywards Heath

Roary and Friends will not be visiting the Orchards Shopping Centre in Haywards Heath on Saturday but will come next Saturday (August 17) between 11am and 3pm.


Adur Farmer’s Market

Stallholders from Adur Farmer’s Market have been forced to take refuge in the Ropetackle Arts Centre auditorium this weekend.

Saturday’s market was originally cancelled due to the extreme weather, but some stallholders have managed to relocate.

The traders still operating from the High Street auditorium are Brooks Pork, Mamoosh, Calcot Farm Produce, Iron Railway Vineyard, ChanctonBury Game, Harvey’s Farm Supplies, Naked and Ready Foods, Heath Farm Free Range, Daylands Farm, Greenway Fruit Farm, Riverside Brewery, Roisin’s Live Larder, Jaju Beans and Leaves.

Loxwood Joust

Joust spokesman Heather Joy said: “The Loxwood Joust are keeping a close eye on the weather, and have fully prepared for the gusts of winds of between 40 and 50 miles per hour that are being predicted by the BBC weather pages.

“Currently we are not expecting any of the battles, jousting or other performances and entertainment to be affected, with the possible exception of the falconry displays as the birds are unable to fly in high winds.

“The Loxwood Joust will be taking place in the Loxwood Meadows this weekend, but should anything change we will post the new information onto our Facebook pages.”

Hastings Old Town Carnival Procession

The Hastings Old Town Carnival Committee has dismissed rumours that Saturday’s procession is cancelled due to a weather forecast of high winds.

Alan Griffiths said: “There is a rumour circulating that isn’t true.

“Due to the forecast of very high winds the authorities have expressed concerns over safety Carnival floats will need to tie down any items that could be blown away.

“The carnival will go ahead as planned.”

Read the full story here

However, it the fireworks have been cancelled:

Read more here

Firle Vintage Fair

Firle vintage Fair, which takes place on Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, still looks like it is going ahead as planned.

It will feature exciting shows, performances, workshops and activities, a tinkers steam show, hand painted Victoriana funfair rides, a side saddle display, archery masterclasses, and much more.

Read more about Firle Vintage Fair here

Bexhill’s Dubs event

Currently the event for Volkswagen enthusiasts is still going ahead on Saturday as planned.

You can read more about Dubs here

Rural Past Times

The working countryside will be coming life once again at the weekend when Pestalozzi Village, at Sedlescombe, hosts the annual Rural Past Times event.

The two-day event runs tomorrow (Saturday) and on Sunday (August 11) from 10am to 5pm.

Read more about Rural Past Times here

Colour the Coast 2019 Hastings

This race, organised by St Michael’s Hospice, takes place on Sunday between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Bonfire Societies Firework Championships, Steyning

The firework championships at Wiston Park, Steyning will be held from 4pm to 10:15pm. Organisers have said the very large site and winds of 20mph later in the day are manageable.

Food and drink stalls, band performances, a fun fair and four firework displays are planned. Tickets now only available on the door.

Brighton’s Level Sunday Market

The market is going ahead as planned tomorrow from 10am to 5pm on the Level, entry is free. Visitors can buy from more than 30 stalls selling locally made arts and crafts, street food, cakes and fresh produce. See more details at