Source: News release from St Albans Council
Cooking demonstrations, foodie film nights, afternoon teas and wine tastings are on offer at this year’s two-week St Albans Food and Drink Festival which runs from Wednesday 26 September to Monday 8 October.
Organised by St Albans City and District Council, the festival offers the perfect opportunity to discover local food and drink producers and enjoy the City’s buzzing eating out scene.
As always, the festival starts with CAMRA’s Beer and Cider Festival from Wednesday 26 September until Saturday 29 September at the Alban Arena.
Other highlights include:
Italian ‘pop up’ food market - Friday 28 September. Pizza, meats, oil, cheese, olives and other products will be on sale at stalls in St Albans’ city centre.
St Albans Feastival - Sunday 30 September. Stalls selling street food and locally-made produce will take over St Peter’s Street, St Albans. There will also be live music, children’s activities, a Moroccan themed bar and a Cookery Theatre where Masterchef finalist Theo Michaels will be among the chefs giving demonstrations.
George Street Gin and Jazz - Friday 5 October. Enjoy browsing local shops and boutiques, tasting cocktails and dancing to live music at this event organised by St Albans Business Improvement District.
St Albans Food and Drink Awards - Monday 8 October. The winners of this annual competition will be unveiled at the awards ceremony at Sopwell House. More than 190 businesses were nominated for these awards across 14 categories.
Other events taking place include sausage making classes, a pick-your-own Apple Day at Oaklands College and beer and food matching classes. There is also an Organic Vegetable Garden Open Day at FoodSmiles in Harpenden and a Gin Cocktail Experience at the Reading Rooms in Wheathampstead.