MERAKI MUSIC FESTIVAL

st albans

11th - 13th August

The first music festival for St Albans. Amazing acts, all inclusive activities and of course your favourite local brewery running an amazing bar selling a wide range of real ale, craft lager, chilled prosecco and delicious ciders. Our enormous tipi will be situated right near the main stage and will always have a very warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Can't wait be involved in this amazing community festival with so many brilliant local businesses. 


Farmers Market

Harpenden

27th August

Harpenden Farmer's Market takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

The Farmers' Market accommodates approximately 70 stalls and runs northbound along the Lower High Street. Each Market finds a huge selection of produce available including:

Beers, Meats, pies, sausages, game meats, Preserves – pickles, jams and honey. Cheeses, Vegetables, Flowers and plants. Fresh bread, cakes and pastries, Eggs and Organic produce.


Food Festival

st albans

2nd October

The festival showcases the fantastic range of food, drink and produce available throughout St Albans District. With so many excellent eateries providing fabulous food and delightful drinking holes, the festival is a great time to try something new or different. St Albans Street Finale on 2 October from 12-6pm and Food & Drink Awards will be revealed at Sopwell House Hotel on Monday 2nd October.


To celebrate the amazing efforts of our hard working hop farmers we are officially launching our first ever Hop Collective beer, grown purely by the community. Come down from 5pm on Thursday the 5th to raise a glass and share your success stories... There have been a wide variety of successes but every cone counts and every effort is appreciated. We look forward to tasting what we have created.

HOP PARTY

YE OLDE FIGHTING COCKS

5th October 5pm till close


frost fair

hatfield house

16th to 19th November

Set in the stunning grounds of Hatfield House with over 200 exhibitors with a wonderful range of gifts for family and home. Original and unusual crafts and fine foods direct from local producers and perfect for Christmas presents. Exclusive ranges from The Hatfield Gift Shop, fresh ideas from the retailers in Stable Yard and with festive atmosphere, sights and delicious scents. http://www.frostfair.co.uk/ 

Hatfield House, Great North Rd, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ

christmas fayre

bury st edmunds

23rd to 26th November

The Thirteenth Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is going to be better than ever! The Fayre will extend from the historic Angel Hill and Abbey Gardens to the modern Arc shopping centre and The Apex. Add in the cosmopolitan town centre of Bury St Edmunds, the regular street market and some excellent entertainment, it’s a great day out for all ages. With over 300 stalls selling a variety of gifts, crafts, food, seasonal produce and much more, there is something for everyone.

http://www.burystedmundschristmasfayre.co.uk/


Entertainment throughout the city to mark the official start of the Christmas shopping season. You can choose which one of four switch-on events suits your style: You can experience the launch of ‘Meraki’ the Summer Music festival for 2017. Come to the Meraki stage and see all the exciting events they have in store you next Summer and enjoy a refreshing beer from major festival sponsor Farr Brew. Or enjoy Panto stars at the Alban Arena, festive brass at the Clock Tower or after-hours entertainment at the Christmas Market. 

CHRISTMAS light switch on

st albans

26th November


Held in the grounds of the beautiful Kubrick home in a stunning Victorian stable block. During the two days we have over two thousand visitors through the gate browsing over 30 wonderful stallholders with hot food and drink available, it’s a lovely atmosphere and free entry. A broad range of wonderful Christmas gifts and local produce for you to choose from.

Childwickbury

Christmas MARKET

25th & 26th November


farr brew christmas shop

Farr brew hq

2nd & 3rd

9th & 10th

15th, 16th & 17th

21st, 22nd and 23rd of December.

We are opening up our lovely taproom again for 10 days across December. Alongside our full range of beers, we will have a fantastic selection of locally produced products including Vodka, Sparkling wine, Cider, Chutney, Gin and Chocolates. Come along and stock up for Christmas or just join us for a festive pint and mince pie.

We will again be running our pre ordering service where you can pre book polypins and mini kegs of beer for your Christmas and New Years Eve drinks. Please don't leave this to the last minute as this was extremely popular last year and we don't want you to be disappointed. (Sizes: Polypin - 18pt & 36pt / Mini keg - 9pt)

Open from 11 until 5pm each day


Harpenden Farmer's Market takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

The Farmers' Market accommodates approximately 70 stalls and runs northbound along the Lower High Street. Each Market finds a huge selection of produce available including:

Beers, Meats, pies, sausages, game meats, Preserves – pickles, jams and honey. Cheeses, Vegetables, Flowers and plants. Fresh bread, cakes and pastries, Eggs and Organic produce.

FARMERS MARKET

HARPENDEN

17th December