All set for the 10th annual Billifest

The 10th annual Billifest Family Fun Day & Christmas Fayre takes place in Jengers Mead in the heart of the village tomorrow from 9am to 4pm.

And three outstanding young artists from Billingshurst Primary School have won the top awards in the fayre’s poster competition.

The top winning picture is featured on the BilliFest poster and on the cover of the programme flyer.

The entries were judged by local artist/potter Terry Griffin and all the works will be on display at BilliFest.

BilliFest is the community’s major winter event and attracts more than 1,500 people.

According to Ken Johnson, the organizing team chairman from the Billingshurst Community Partnership, it will be bigger and better.  Mr Johnson noted that Santa has already confirmed his attendance and emphasised that Santa’s Grotto at BilliFest is always free, and that every child receives a gift.

New this year is The Great Gnome Hunt.  Children have to find the names of 25 gnomes that will be in Billingshurst shop windows from December 5-15.  Participants can collect entry forms from Henry Adams or Fowlers Estate Agents in the High Street.

Great prizes include Family Tickets for Cinderella at Worthing Pavilion, and for Beauty and the Beast at the Capitol in Horsham.  There are also tickets to Drusilla Zoo Park and Fishers Adventure Park Farm.

Mr Johnson said: “There will be lots of family entertainment.  The Weald School Sixth Form will be operating Radio Weald and providing the music.  There will be animal petting, and performers include George the Sax player, swinging Rob Nichols, Lifestyle Fitness ‘join in’ sessions, the Billingshurst Choral Society, the Billingshurst Ukulele Band, Cotillion Sussex folk group, Horsham Boom Tribe Samba Band, and Punch & Judy. And  of course the annual raffle with more than 30 prizes.”

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