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St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival

25 September - 03 October 2016

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 3 October.

What’s On at the Food & Drink Festival

View our 28 page brochure online, see the full range of events and book your tickets now!

Food and Drink Awards 2016 Finalists announced!

The St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards celebrate the wide variety of food and drink businesses, venues and professionals that we have across the District. There are 12 categories in total; 11 are decided by public vote along with scrutiny of a judging panel and one is a special award decided by the steering group.

Nominations were held earlier in 2016: all eligible businesses (nominated in a relevant category and trading in the District) were included in a public vote. The top three have now gone to the Steering Group to be moderated and will be announced at the Awards dinner on 3 October. The shortlist is on the Herts Ad website

St Albans Street Finale

Sunday 2nd October 2016 The highlight of the Festival calendar, Sunday will see St Peter’s Street closed to become a gastronomic wonderland! A day of food, fun and festival feasting will include the return of the Chef’s Theatre and the Everblades Pop Up Village Green showcasing the thriving pub culture of St Albans. Oakland’s City Farm will return alongside a Butchery demonstration. Short, in-depth workshops will provide a more focused look at specialist subjects for children and adults: pre-booking recommended.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsor organisations for their kind support of the St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival 2016.

St Albans Seasonal Salad

Download your recipe card here! The #KidsCookalong is a new venture from the St Albans & Harpenden Food & Drink Festival Team, giving young people across the district the opportunity to enjoy making and eating good, healthy, local food. Created by Ren Behan and hand illustrated by Stu McLellan for the Festival, the recipe cards for the "St Albans Seasonal Salad" have been made available throughout the district to encourage children to have a go at home.

St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards - The 2015 Winners

The St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards celebrate the wide variety of food and drink businesses, venues and professionals that we have across the District. There are 11 categories in total; 10 are decided by public vote along with scrutiny of a judging panel and one is a special award decided by the steering group.

The winners were announced at the Food & Drink Awards evening on October 5th 2015.