Crowborough Town Council runs a varied events programme, that aims to bring the community together from all ages and backgrounds. The events calendar starts in spring with the Boundary Walk followed by a variety of summer events, Remembrance celebrations, Christmas fair and then ends the year with Civic Christmas carols. The Town Council also organises a range of add-hock events.
The Council is always looking for volunteers to help with varies activities at our events. If you would like to get involved, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING EVENTS 2022
Event: Christmas Fair
When: Friday 25th November 2022
Time: 4.00pm to 6.30pm
Where: Crowborough High Street
Crowborough Christmas Fair 2022 – ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY!
Christmas is just around the corner and we are looking forward to the return of Crowborough’s fabulous, family-friendly Christmas Fair which will take place on Friday 25th November from 4.00pm to 6.30pm. Stalls will line the High Street and there will be an abundance of street performers to entertain visitors, a variety of food vendors providing a range of tasty items, as well as live music on the Piazza. The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.00pm.
Don’t miss Santa’s Grotto at the Social Club on Croft Road. You can catch the free Land Train to the Grotto from Santa’s Train Station, which will be located opposite the Xmas Tree, near to the Piazza. A special thank you to the Social Club for hosting this year’s Grotto and to Girlguiding Crowborough District for running the Grotto for us once again.
All stalls are now fully booked
Event: Civic Christmas Carols
When: Wednesday 7th December 2022
Where: All Saints Church
About: Crowborough Town Council organises a Civic Carol Service at All Saints Church every year. The event is well attended by local families and schools. All Saints Church choir, Wadhurst Brass Band as well as local school choirs will be performing throughout the evening. All are very welcome to attend.
PAST EVENTS 2022
Event: Boundary Walk
When: Sunday 22nd May 2022
Time: Registration opens at 09:00
Where: Goldsmith’s Recreation Ground
About: A yearly tradition where the residents of Crowborough are invited to meet at Goldsmith’s Recreation Ground to complete a walk around the boundary of the town. Historically known as ‘beating the bounds’. The walk is approximately 10 miles over a mixture of pavement and fields. The event typically attracts 200 attendees of varying abilities to the walk which is managed by Crowborough Town Council’s ground staff team.
Lighting of the Beacon – Thursday 2nd June @ 9.45pm
On Thursday 2nd June, the Beacon at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground will be lit from 9.45pm until 10.15pm. More than 2022 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories in recognition of the Queen’s long and selfless service. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see the Beacon and mark the beginning of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
Event: THE Queen’s Jubilee Big Lunch
When: Sunday 5th June 2022
Where: Chapel Green Crowborough
About: In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952, when Her Majesty was 25 years old. There will be celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign.
‘The Big Jubilee Lunch’ is a national event which aims to encourage communities to get to know each other a little better and Crowborough Town Council will be taking part by hosting an event on Chapel Green. This free-to-attend event will run from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 5th June 2022. Why not come along and join us in celebrating the reign of our remarkable Queen?
There will be plenty of space to sit and eat together – you may want to bring your own picnic or try out something special from one of the many tasty food vans which will be on site. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the lunch. There will also be a number of free children’s activities including Punch and Judy shows, face painting and Messy Play area. This will be one lunch you won’t want to miss!
For the early risers, there will be an 10.45am service at All Saints Church celebrating the Queen, as the head of the Church of England.
At 9am the Sussex Flag was raised at the War Memorial on Chapel Green, Crowborough.
At 4pm, the Town Crier, John Bartholomew, read out the Sussex Charter and rang the bells. It was lovely to see the Scouts and members of the public attend to mark this occasion. The Deputy Mayor, Martyn Garrett, gave a short speech about the history of the Sussex Flag.
Armed Forces Day recognises people, including those from Crowborough, who have served, or are serving in, Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
On Saturday 25th June at 11am, there will be a flag-flying ceremony to celebrate this occasion. The ceremony will take place at Montargis Terrace, Crowborough, which is located in the Croft Road car park adjacent to Waitrose.
The Town Mayor will start the ceremony, which is expected to last approximately 20 minutes. Present will be members from the Crowborough Veterans & Supporters Association. All are welcome to attend.
The Mayor and some of the residents of Crowborough came together to celebrate the people who make up the Army, Navy and Air Force.
This event is to remember those men of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment of Ontario, Canada, who 78 years ago, on the 5th July 1944, lost their lives on Crowborough Common as a result of enemy action. The service will take place on Canada Green, off Church Road, Crowborough, and will include a welcome from the President of the Crowborough Veterans & Supporters Association, followed by prayers, citing of the names of the fallen and laying of wreaths. The service will end with the National Anthems of Canada and the United Kingdom.
When: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July 2022
Time: Gates open at 13:00 and Closes at 21:00
Where: Goldsmith’s Recreation Ground
Crowfest Website: www.crowfest.wixsite.com/home/
About: Crowborough Town Council’s annual Summer fair has this year been transformed into a two-day music festival event, incorporating many elements from our previous year’s Summer fair as well as a wide range of new exciting elements. We are really thrilled to announce our first music festival, “CrowFest 2022”, which will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday the 16th and 17th July 2022, at Goldsmith’s Recreation Ground between 1pm and 9pm on both days.
Crowfest is free to attend, it offers a wide range of activities to suit people from all backgrounds across all ages. We can guarantee, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
On the top field at Goldsmith’s Recreation Ground, you will find our large stage where a wide range of bands will perform throughout the day into the evening. There will also be plenty of food stalls to choose from as well as a range of beverages from The Blue Anchor.
If you are in a band, or know someone who might be interested in performing, please visit our website for Crowfest and submit your application.
The inside of the running track will be transformed into a kid’s friendly play area including large inflatable bouncy castles and assault courses. In the same area you will also find the market where we have space for about 50 stall holders to showcase and sell their product. If you wish to book a stall, please contact us on email@example.com for further information. Refreshments and toilet facilities will also be available in this area.
Finally, the bottom field, behind the running track will turn into an entertainment ring where a wide range of performers will show off their skills and capabilities throughout the event.
It is with a heavy heart that Crowborough Town Council have cancelled the firework display due to take place on Saturday 5th November.
The Town’s annual firework display is one of the most popular and well attended events in the Town’s calendar. This is not a decision that has been taken lightly as this is the first time in its’ history that the event has to be cancelled.
Unfortunately, the weather has beaten us. We have been monitoring the situation very closely and have looked at ways we might mitigate the risks.
A Health and Safety assessment has now been carried out and it very clear that if the event went ahead, it would pose a risk to public safety.
Crowborough Town Council is very disappointed to take this course of action but it is the right decision based on the information we have been given.
Event: Armistice Day
When: Friday 11th November 2022
Where: Crowborough War Memorial, Chapel Green, Crowborough
Event: Remembrance Sunday
When: Sunday 13th November 2022
Time: 10:15am – Parade & March – From Croft Road car park to the War Memorial at Chapel Green
11:00am – Wreath laying Ceremony at the War Memorial
11:30am – Service of Remembrance at All Saints Church
Where: War Memorial, Chapel Green, Crowborough & All Saint’s Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough
Event: Remembrance Sunday
When: Sunday 13th November 2022
Time: 10:30am – Service of Remembrance
Where: St Michael and All Angels Church, Jarvis Brook