Food & Drink Festivities in Herts

Al fresco dining and summer festivals may now seem like a distant memory, but autumn has arrived, bringing with it a whole host of fantastic foodie celebrations to sink your teeth into in honour of the harvest! 

Whether it's live cooking demonstrations, French produce or local ales that take your fancy, Hertfordshire's autumnal treats are the perfect way to ease into the new season. So take a look at our round up and bring along your appetite! 

Fortunately, the county's offering doesn't just stop there. Be sure to take a look at our Farmers' Markets blog to see what culinary delights are available all year round!

Photo: Ren Behan

St Albans Food & Drink Festival

26th September – 8th October
With events running throughout this week and a half festival in St Albans, there's a draw to keep returning for fantastic food and drink in the city! Starting with the CAMRA Beer Festival, topped by the St Albans Feastival and a big finale of the Food & Drink Awards, the city becomes a cuisine hot spot this month, so prepare for plenty of temptations. Not just the Hot Cross Bun in St Albans

Street Food across Hertfordshire

If you thought street food was limited to the London food scene, think again! Street Food Heroes are determined to bring sensational street food to Herts, and with ten traders selling various street food from bunny chow to churros and jambalaya, live music and a bar, the Tring and Ware events in September are sure to be a hit. Hertfordshire's very own street food

Hertford Food and Drink Festival

12th October– 14th October
This true foodie lovers' festival is one not to miss. Spread across three days, the Hertford Food and Drink Festival kicks off with cookery classes, live cooking demonstrations and charter markets. The celebrations continue with a spectacular finale in the shadow of the historic Hertford Castle, where world food, live music and plenty of beer and cider will be pitching up in the castle grounds for the ultimate foodie festival. Three days of food heaven in Hertford

Hatfield House Markets

Known for their monthly farmers markets, which sell locally made breads, beers, cakes, craft ales and beers, Hatfield House will be offering the ultimate in gourmet cuisine with a French Market on the 30th September. Whether Provençal soaps, tarts or traditional garlic and onions takes your fancy, enjoy a taste of France without crossing the Channel! Oh là là

Knebworth Winter Festival

9th – 11th November
Knebworth's beautiful setting is the perfect backdrop to this frosted Winter Festival, which kicks off the start of the winter season in style. As you would expect of a winter fair, there are plenty of stalls selling crafts and handmade goods, but what we're really excited about is the food! From fudge and cakes to waffles and pulled pork, the only thing that will tempt you away from the foodie delights is the hot chocolate and mulled wine in the Apres Ski bar! Winter shopping at Knebworth

Giving back at St Albans Cathedral

7th October

Once you've consumed a range of international and local fayre from around the county, why not head over to St Albans and take part in the Cathedral Harvest Celebration? Set in magnificent St Albans Cathedral, the traditional festival is the perfect chance to celebrate the harvest season and give back to the less fortunate with donations to food banks. Eat and celebrate in St Albans