The Bonfire Society Firework Festival and Championship


Event Date: 07/11/2020 1:00 pm - 08/11/2020 10:00 pm


The Bonfire Societies Firework Championships 2020 is held over two nights.

Exciting Fireworks competition between 3 Sussex Bonfire societies per night, firing a 10 minute show each, culminating with a spectacular 10 Minute finale display by Phoenix Fireworks Ltd finishing by 8pm.

Many additional family attractions to make it a 2020 memorable event

Tickets can be bought for one or both nights. If you want to attend both nights a 10% discount will be applied at checkout.
All COVID safeguards will be in place and all current Government advice must be followed by attendees

Should COVID restrictions mean we have to postpone, the new dates will be either 20/21st March or 30th April 2021 and 1st May 2021. Your tickets are not refundable and will be carried forward to the same day on those dates – which will be confirmed

To make this a fun family event we have many attractions for the family to enjoy:
Fun Fair with many rides and thrills
Live music
Drive in cinema screening 3 shows. These will be selected to suit the anticipated audience and appeal to all age groups. Tickets can be pre-booked at
Two Food Villages on site offering a wide range of cuisine
Several Bars
Variety of Trade Stands

Bonfire Societies competing are as follows:

7th November:

  1. Barcombe Bonfire Society
  2. South Street Bonfire Society
  3. Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society

8th November:

  1. Battel Bonfire Boyes
  2. Waterloo Bonfire Society
  3. Wadhurst Warriors

The event will be run under Covid secure conditions, with up to 6 people in a socially distanced bubble.

Tickets are available here.

For more information, please visit the Website

If you would like to speak to one of our representatives contact us on

01444 892048

See the space for yourself


What a fantastic Venue. Easy to use and set in a great and beautiful location with good access and a very helpful and professional support team

MPM Events Ltd - Patrick Turner
Organiser, The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show

As a conference centre, the showground at Ardingly has always delivered a first class service. The venue is large and provides sufficient car-parking spaces. Being in the centre of Sussex - its easily accessible - no matter what direction you are coming from. The conference facilities are clean, spacious and elevated overlooking the grounds. The catering is exquisite and always served at the appropriate time. I would highly recommend this venue to those that run seminars, training days or management meetings.

Kieran Diamond
Money Matters Seminar

Our first impressive of the room (Ardingly Room, Norfolk Pavilion) when we walked in was impressive, it was beautifully laid out. The food was excellent and there was nothing that could have been improved upon.

Kathy Flood
Sussex County Bowls Luncheon and Prizegiving

We have had so much positive feedback, including “the venue was great” and “the refreshments were excellent”. We can’t thank you enough for all your support – it made all the difference and I know it will lead to many more local events. This was a great start to the scheme in a fantastic setting.

Liz Bennett
Mid Sussex South Community Voluntary Service

I just wanted to say very many thanks to all involved with organising and catering for Mother's funeral tea. From our perspective, from set up to close, it could not have been smoother and, given the circumstances, it was lovely to know that everything was in hand so that we had nothing to worry about. We cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon and it was exactly as we had hoped for. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed and they obviously enjoyed the food - some very favourable comments were made with recommendations to others along the lines of 'you must just try.

Judith Stanley
Funeral Tea


Classic Motorcycle Show and Autojumble

Event start: 25/10/2020 10:00 am

A must for all Classic motorcycle enthusiasts. The indoor Show features Special Guests, Club stands, private exhibitors. The autojumble always attracts tons of new and second-hand spares, motorcycles, clothing and accessories.

Car Boot Sale

Event start: 25/10/2020 8:00 am

Every Sunday 8am - 2pm for visitors, sellers from 7am. Refreshments and toilets on-site - no need to pre-book, just turn up!!

Especially for You Parties - A Princess Sing A Long

Event start: 30/10/2020 11:00 am

Come join us for a covid secure princess extravaganza! Put on your best princess costume and come meet our fabulous performers!
** Ticket price is per table ** Limited space available ** Table bookings only – indoor event **

The Jukebox & Retro Fair

Event start: 31/10/2020 10:00 am


Guildford & District Canine Society - Dog Show CANCELLED

Event start: 31/10/2020 8:30 am

We currently hold two shows a year at The South of England Show Ground at Ardingly.


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At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.

Tel: 01444 892048