Enchanted Horsham, the dazzling festival for families and friends of all ages, is returning to Horsham Park on 23, 24 and 25 August. And, as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 programme, it is bigger and more spectacular than ever.
Taking place from 5pm to 11.30pm daily it is a wonderland of entertainment, music and fun. Meet Gnomus the incredible 4m tall puppet and Keeper of the Dragon’s Eggs, and before you dig for fossilized dragon bones… perhaps you would like to fly across the sky as a dragon looking down at the event using a Dragon’s Eye Virtual Reality headset?
Be sure to see a real live unicorn who will enchant you with her beauty and let the magic continue as you become immersed in the mermaid’s tales and interact with life-sized puppets. Move around the extended site and experience street theatre, circus performances and circus workshops along with roving bands, entertainers and of course, Harris’s Vintage Victorian Funfair; before you dance the night away in the silent disco or perhaps relax and watch a film in the silent cinema.
On the main stage you will see and an eclectic lineup of rock ‘n’ roll, reggae, jazz and ska, along with the UK’s best Beatles cover band. And, whilst the boutique stalls bring you unique items to adorn both you and your lifestyle as you wander through the vibrant market, tempting aroma’s will assail your senses from the mouth-watering array of global street food stalls and pop-up restaurants. With something for everyone including beer from Harvey’s, wine, champagne, Kent Cider, gin and cocktail bars, you can immerse yourself and relax as you take in the magical atmosphere around you.
For even more fun, see if you will be the lucky winner of the £500 goody bag and come dressed in your most ‘Enchanted’ costume. Pose on the charity catwalk raising funds for Chestnut Tree House and have the chance to be decreed the ‘Best Dressed’ child, adult or dog!
Then as dusk falls, a huge mechanical dragon with pyrotechnical performers headlines the spectacular fire show and heralds the opening of The Secret Illuminated Gardens. And as the magical gardens reveal themselves and bring to life the dragon’s eggs and mystical tales, the beautiful illuminations, large scale projections, and performers will guide you with pathways of light and fire!
Advance early bird tickets are on sale at www.enchantedhorsham.co.uk