Petworth is a beautiful, bustling historic market town dating from Saxon times and is nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

Petworth town is a centre for antique shops and a growing number of art galleries. It also has a wealth of wonderful independent shops and businesses including a bookshop, wine shop, lingerie shop, butcher, deli, cobbler, jeweller, hardware store, ladies and men's clothing boutiques, gifts and interiors shops, hairdressers and lovely pubs and cafes.

And only a short walk away is the beautiful Petworth House and Park.

Dates for your diaries

EventDateEvent descriptionMore information
Petworth all day Christmas eventSaturday 4 December

The Christmas Event will start from 11am, with over 50 stallholders across town with plenty of great food and drink options in market square. Entertainment in the Leconfield Hall starts from 12pm with the appearance of Father Christmas.There will be Christmas movies, the scouts' tombola and the train set all upstairs in the Hall. Shops will have window displays using the themes of peace, hope and joy and many will transform them late afternoon into live window displays. The night will come to an end just after 7pm.

Petworth Town Council
Petworth Farmers' MarketFourth Saturday of every monthA thriving monthly farmers' market showcasing the best local produce. Petworth Farmers' Market

Visit our events calendar for more events.

Attractions to visit

Petworth House and Park

Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe and nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust. It also boasts the stunning Petworth Park, landscaped by 'Capability Brown'.

South Downs National Park

Get out and enjoy the green rolling pastures, wide open spaces, ancient woodlands and river valleys of the South Downs National Park with over 3,300km of rights of way to explore.

Parking offers

Please view our Christmas car parking offers.

See how local businesses are getting involved

Sara Hughes, Phoenix Antiques Sara Hughes, Phoenix Antiques

Phoenix Antiques

Sara Hughes, from Phoenix Antiques in Church Street, Petworth, explains why she's getting involved in our #SupportLocal Christmas campaign.

Sara said: "I heard about the campaign through the Petworth Business Association and the Chichester District Council email newsletter. It's been a rotten couple of years bit it's great to have this sort of support. I'm not brilliant at social media but the hashtags are a great idea and I'm certainly going to be doing my best to embrace the campaign online."