Lindfield Village Day - Saturday 1st June 2024
12-5pm

ABOUT THE DAY

Lindfield Village Day is a traditional village celebration of community, which takes place each year on the Common in Lindfield, West Sussex. 
 
Celebrating its 46th year in 2024, the event expects to include the following: over 120 stalls on the Common, the Competition Tent, a children's dog show, a tasty Food & Drink Quarter (also on the Common), an arena for events/games during the afternoon, and we are bringing back the procession down the High Street - featuring hundreds of villagers making their way to the Common.
 
Lindfield Village Day is organised by a committed team of brilliant volunteers, as one of the key fundraising activities for Lindfield's King Edward Hall.

To keep up to date with all the latest information, please join the Lindfield Village Day Facebook Page

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Procession News

Getting Village Day started!

This year the Village Day team are looking to make the procession bigger and better than ever. We'd love to see floats or vehicles involved in the procession down the high street for the first time.

If you have a vehicle (think flat-bed truck, small tractor with trailer, etc) you would like to offer up to be used for this for the day we'd love to hear from you!! If you are a Lindfield group, club, society or organisation who are keen to join in but aren’t sure how to get involved - then reach out to our dedicated procession team at procession@kingedwardhall.org.uk and they'll be happy to help!

For many years the procession has been a great way for the community to come together on Village Local groups, clubs, schools, families and neighbours gather at Hickman’s Lane dressed or decorated according to the theme of the year, then parade down the High Street and onto the Common. This year we’re extremely grateful to have Oyster Care Homes sponsoring the procession this year, helping us pay for a fantastic band to join us and bring music to the street

This years theme is Olympic and Paralympic Opening Ceremony. We're looking to celebrate diversity and see as many countries represented down our high street to kick off the village day.

So far we've got a variety of countries "attending" from Kenya to Mexico to France, but we really want to see so many more. If you are interested in a taking part or just want more information, or have a vehicle you could offer up for the day please contact: procession@kingedwardhall.org.uk. Watch out for more details on the Lindfield Village Day Facebook page.

Please see below for all the information regarding float safety advice.

Food & Drink Qtr - 12pm till 5pm!

The busy Food and Drink QTR returns in 2024 and will be complete with the stage and over 20 food and drink vendors, offering everything from traditional ice cream, Hog Roast, Mac & Cheese to Fresh Strawberries and Cream Scones and Beer, Fizz and Gin to wash it down, so please come hungry and thirsty.

Hairy Dog Brewery - Beer
Generation Distillers - Gin
Mannings Heath Wine Estate - English Sparking Wine
The Lindfield Club - Bar
Bestens Brewery - Beer
Sitalia - Prosecco
The Village Chippy Sussex - Fish & Chips
Southern Counties Ice Cream - Ice Cream
Rose & Roy Chocolate - Chocolates
Bangs Food Truck - Burgers
The Party Pigs - Hog Roast
The Mac Stand - Mac Cheese
Sweet As a Nut - Doughnuts, Candy Floss and Slush
Pizza Oven - Pizza
Sitalia Italian - Food
G Lite Worthing - Artisan Gelato
The Scouts - Burgers and Hot Dogs
UpCountry - Fresh Strawberries and Cream Scones 
Janeens Sweets and Crafts  - Sweets
The Lindfield Club - Cakes & Pies

Within the F&D QTR, we have some of our sponsors whom without them, this area would not be possible. 

Ambassador Cruise Line - Say hello to Ambassador, Britain's premium value no-fly cruise line sailing from 8 regional UK ports with prices starting from £50 per person, per night. When you sail with Ambassador you'll enjoy breath-taking destinations, amazing West End-style entertainment, exceptional service, and outstanding cuisine; all for the best value.

Come visit the stall to find out why 9 out of 10 guests recommend Ambassador and for your chance to win a cruise and get a discount code for future sailings! The team look forward to welcoming you on board on day soon.

Co-operative Foodstores Limited will be Fundraising for its Charity Partner Barnardo's including the chance to win an exciting Summer Hamper! Promoting why you should be a Co-op Member, what we do in the Community, and Fairtrade.

Claire Nash Solicitors Limited strive to offer you something different when it comes to helping you with your legal matters. Be it making a will, obtaining equity release, Marital affairs or administrating a loved one’s estate – we aim to make the experience as stress-free as possible, whilst offering a friendly and professional service to you.

The Dolphin Leisure Centre will be attending with soft play and gymnastic equipment as well as providing colouring and games with prizes to be won! 

Hamptons are delighted to announce its sponsorship and participation at Lindfield Village Day on June 1st. “We cordially invite you to visit our stand to meet the team, have a chat and be in with an opportunity to win an exquisite Fortnum & Mason hamper by taking part in our 'Guess the Price' competition! Be sure to grab some branded goodies, and if you are attending with children, we have an exciting activity planned just for them. We look forward to seeing you there!”

UpCountry Garden and Country Store return and will be offering Fresh Strawberries and Cream Scones 

Please take the time to visit their stalls.

List of Stalls Attending

We have (an amazing and LVD record breaking!) 150+ stalls attending this year. You will be spoilt for choice with what to spend your money on. These are all local businesses, some you may already know of and some you may not! So, please take the opportunity to wander around each and every one to see what they have to offer for sale, sample or have a chance of winning a prize!

Below you will see a map of where we have zoned different stalls to help you navigate your way around.

The RTFJ Stage

We are welcoming back DJ Greg to the stage.

DJ Greg (Instagram) will start the day at 12.15pm, following the firing of the anvil, and has several sets throughout the day, including the warmup set for our headline act. DJ Greg started DJing when he was 8 years old using cassette tapes and became an international DJ and the resident DJ at Space in Ibiza in 1991. In 2015 he started a DJ school in Lindfield offering DJ lessons to kids and in 2017 he started offering lessons to adults, some of which have risen from beginner to international fame, DJing as residents at Hedkandi. You can expect him to get the crowd excited and dancing, taking them on a journey which will appeal to all age groups.

Will, the deputy head from Great Walstead will be banging his drums this year!

Will forms part of Phoenix Fires which started in 2017 as a rock covers band. Over the years their catalogue included a much wider range of genres, including funk, dance and even some rap. Their aim as a band is to play well known songs that you may not have heard being played by a covers band yet still get you up, dancing and singing along.

Phoenix Fires are based in and around Lindfield and can often be found playing in local pubs and other such establishments. Between them, they have decades of experience playing to a variety of audiences and are regular performers at Walstock, the Great Walstead School music festival. They have built up a reputation as one of the top cover bands in, not only Sussex and Kent, but the whole of the Southeast. There is no doubt that they will get you rocking and dancing.

Headlining The RTFJ Stage

We are delighted to announce that Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes will be our headline act this year.

Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes are not your average covers band! This awesome five piece deliver an immense concert experience, providing an unforgettable live music full of passion, energy, and charisma, with a lead singer with one of the most powerful and versatile voices you have ever heard live. Formed 15 years ago (Instagram), the band have been performing week in and week out together making them one of the tightest bands on the circuit.

Expect serious mashups from the word go, combined with some fun twists and turns throughout; so, like a DJ the music never stops. The bands repertoire covers modern chart hits from Bruno Mars, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, to the undeniable classic vibes of Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and Queen. Lindfield common is sure to rocking again on Saturday 1st of June!

There's even more to enjoy

The Food and Drink QTR will also have some stalls to keep the children entertained with Joe Russell, from Football Fun Factory offering ‘Football Darts’, 172 (Haywards Heath) Squadron, Air Cadets displaying their Scottish Aviation Bulldog restoration project complimented by their VR simulators to try, Rummy Face Painting will be there to bring the colour and glitter and we are very excited to welcome Connor from The Outdoors Project, who will be offering “Build a Blobster” stall for kids of all ages to have a go at crafting and learn more about the exciting adventure clubs Outdoors Project runs in Lindfield.

Children's Dog Show

Some say, it's better than Crufts!

Back again for another fantastic line up of all our local pooches and their junior handlers, the Lindfield Village Day Children's Dog Show!

So popular now, we've created it's own Dog Show page with all the information and online booking to guarantee your place in this years competition, so book today!

 

Grand Raffle

Roll up! Roll up!

Who's feeling lucky and wants to help raise vital funds for the King Edward Hall? Great, then take a look at the amazingly generous prizes which have been donated by local businesses for you all to win!

Top Prizes

£250 CASH!

Potential Personal Training - One-month Full Training package

An item of Emilice Jewellery from RTFJ

A selection of other prizes will be added to the prize pot very soon, so keep an eye out for more info and the team selling tickets on Lindfield High Street on Saturday 11th and 18th May!

The Draw will take place on the Common at 4:30, so don't miss out!

TESTIMONIALS

We have thousands of local (and not so local) people come and visit our Village Day which makes it so special. Here's some of the recent messages we have received.
  • Lindfield Parish Council
    The Parish Council wishes to express its thanks to the Village Day Organising Committee for the success of this year’s event. Councillors were extremely pleased to see the event was both well run and attended especially given the challenging time in which the event was organised. It was noted that the day after the event the Common was clear of any rubbish and this was due to the hard work of all those involved.
    Lindfield Parish Council
    Lindfield Parish Council
  • Jenni Rogers
    Thanks very much for having me at the weekend. Couldn't believe how big it was (glad I wasn't the one organising ) lol!! Please invite me back next year, so lovely to get out and trade in a different area. Picked up some lovely customers, so hopefully be a great contact in the future.
    Jenni Rogers
    Jenni Rogers
  • Cllr Jonathan Ash-Edwards
    I wanted to write and send my thanks to the team for organising such a brilliant event on Saturday. It was great to see such a strong turnout from the community. I know just how much effort and hard work goes on behind the scenes in organising events such as village day, so a huge thank you for all that you did to make it happen.
    Cllr Jonathan Ash-Edwards
    Cllr Jonathan Ash-Edwards
  • Pets As Therapy
    Just to say how much my team enjoyed the event last Saturday. The organisation was excellent, the friendliness of the public was great and the help given by the group from All Saints church was fantastic and quite made our day. We were lucky to be pitched next to them. We hope to return just making sure that the dogs on duty do not mind loud bangs!
    Pets As Therapy
    Pets As Therapy
  • Lindfield Primary PTA
    Just wanted to say a massive thank you and well done for today - we had a fab village day and realise how much work it must have take for you to run such a huge event - so thank you. We had a very successful day for the PTA and school so yay!
    Lindfield Primary PTA
    Lindfield Primary PTA
  • Glenda
    Another fantastic Lindfield Fun Day! Really good, its gets better & better every year! Well done to you & your amazing team!
    Glenda
    Glenda
  • Jill
    Just to say thank you to you and all the village day team for all your hard work. You did another fantastic job. The weather was perfect as well! Looking forward to 2020!!
    Jill
    Jill

WANT TO HELP ON VILLAGE DAY?

Lindfield Village Day is completely manned by volunteers - thanks to all who made this years event happen. If you would like to join the growing band of helpers we would love to hear from you.

VILLAGE DAY PHOTOS

Photo credit to Clare Ozkan Photography