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Get Jammin’ at Horsham’s new Caribbean Festival

Inspired by Horsham’s Queen Street based ‘The Sussex Travel Company’ and their Caribbean holiday partners, Horsham District Council will be hosting a celebration of all things Caribbean in Horsham’s Carfax on Sunday 19 May between 10am and 4pm.
It’s planned to be a Caribbean showcase, a music festival and a great family day out!
Be entertained by steel drum music, limbo dancing, salsa cubano dancing, Caribbean moves from local youth dance group Rhythm and Soul. There will be a cocktail bar and flaring display, a pirate ship kids show, and performances from Trinniboi Boocie Soca and The Marley Experience tribute band who will deliver a spectacular finale.
Try a selection of Caribbean fruit in association with Horsham General Market, find out about Caribbean style beach sports with our own Southwater Watersports, and choose from a range of delicious Caribbean street food and exotic cocktails and smoothies. There will also be rum sampling, Grenada chocolate from Chococo, and more.
Explore the amazing islands of the Caribbean with the assistance of experts from over a dozen different islands, hotel and tour companies in our Holiday Pavilion organised by local travel specialists, The Sussex Travel Company. Meet experts from: AM Resorts, Blue Waters Antigua, Caribtours, BVIs, Clear Marketing, Barbados, CTO, Caribbean Tourism, St Lucia, Virgin Atlantic, Tobago, Grenada Tourism, Jamaica, Sandals, Bequia Plantation Hotel and The Liming, Bequia and Coco Palm St Lucia.
Visit the event for a chance to win a £2700 Caribbean holiday
The Holiday Pavilion, stuffed full of Caribbean holiday companies and countries, will hold the key to unlocking visitors’ participation in an incredible Holiday Treasure Quiz to win a Caribbean holiday for two worth over £2,700, as well as a number of runners up prizes donated by our partners.
The holiday prize, which will be chosen at random from correct online entries, is in Tobago – a tropical paradise.
Included in the prize are, return flights to Tobago from British Airways and the Tobago Tourist Board from London Gatwick Airport Year of Culture Partner, plus 5 nights at the beautiful Coco Reef Resort Hotel & Spa, Crown Point , provided by Clear Marketing and 2 nights at the amazing Castara Retreats Caribbean Eco Lodges, all on a B&B basis.
All visitors to the event can join in using the printed or downloadable event programme, which will hold the quiz questions and space to record the quiz answers gathered from the participating holiday partners. Entries can then be made via an online form before the closing date, one week after the event. Programmes and all other event details will be available at the event or downloadable from www.horshamtimewellspent.co.uk
Fancy dress for adults and children
The themes are “Pirates” and “Mermaids”. Adults can win a Caribbean hamper donated by Clear Marketing and children can win a Non Stop Party Shop voucher who stock loads of dress up accessories for all ages. Adults will be spotted and selected at the event by our social media experts By Jove Media and children can enter by parading alongside our pirate ship from the Carfax Amphitheatre to the bandstand at 2.30pm.
Dig for Treasure
Little ones can dig for gold in our ‘Treasure Pits’ and can exchange this for a sweet treat from our Caribbean fruit and veg stall.

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