After an incredible first year we are back to celebrate the amazing efforts of our hard working hop farmers. This year we will have over 250 growers harvesting for us to help create a unique 'Hop Collective beer' that will be sold across the county.

In addition to that harvest, we will be using our own 'home grown' hop varieties from our field. These are small steps initially to help reduce food miles and our carbon footprint but you have to start somewhere. 

We look forward to tasting what we have created.

The party will this year be held at Farr Brew HQ - from 11am to 8pm (ish). We look forward to seeing our Hop Collective members there.




frost fair

Aldenham Country Park

15th to 18th November

This year the Frost Fair will be held in the stunning grounds of Aldenam 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 and fresh ideas from the retailers with a festive atmosphere, sights and delicious scents. 


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.


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

18th 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.


Christmas MARKET

24th & 25th November


farr brew christmas shop

Farr brew hq


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.



17th December