(18th August 2021) The St Albans Food & Drink festival, now in its 14th year, commences on Wednesday 1st September and features an exciting programme of events including Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park, the St Albans Food & Drink Awards and the vibrant FEASTIVAL street event. St Albans, in Hertfordshire, has a remarkable history and reputation with food and drink and the month-long event is hugely popular with locals and visitors looking for an incredible foodie experience.
From online cookery classes and live demonstrations to meet and greets with brewers, chefs and growers and exquisitely paired tastings- local businesses come together to offer a truly unrivalled experience for food lovers. There will also be a 24- hour photography challenge, pub quizzes and iconic film nights, livestock events, street food nights, Bollywood dancing, live radio events and pop-ups a plenty – it truly is a jam-packed festival with something for everyone.
“We are delighted to sponsor the festival which includes a fantastic program of events that celebrate our food and drink heroes who have gone above and beyond during lockdown. There is something for everyone to enjoy, including live music which is hugely welcomed and adds to the vibrancy of our outdoor events.”
Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park event on 10th-12th September in Verulamium Park brings together special chefs, artisan products and top musicians for one big partywith live music from big names such as All Saints, Basement Jaxx, Gabrielle and the Lightening Seeds.
The awards for the district’s best food and drink businesses are one of the festival highlights but due to the pandemic have been scaled down to one prestigious award this year. Nominations for the Kate D’Arcy Award, recognising an individual who has given exceptional customer service to their community during the pandemic, are open until Monday 23rd August and the winner will be invited to a presentation event on Monday 20th September at St Michael’s Manor Hotel.
The festival culminates with the incredible FEASTIVAL street event on Sunday 26th September, which in previous years has attracted up to 20k people. The central streets in the town centre will be peppered with over 100 food and drink stalls, street entertainment, bars with live music, art and crafts activities, cookery demonstrations, face painting and fun for all ages.
Just 20 miles and 20 minutes by train from London St Pancras International and excellent road connections, St Albans is easily accessible, making it the perfect day or staycation destination.
Accommodation in the city centre ranges from small and intimate bed and breakfasts to large hotels including the stunning country style Manor hotel, St Michaels Manor, the luxurious Sopwell House and the Victorian Grade II listed Torrington Hall.
Find out more details about the St Albans Food & Drink Festival and where to stay at EnjoyStAlbans.com
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