Sunday 30 September


Free Entry

A highlight of the festival calendar will be the closing of St Peter’s Street as it becomes a gastronomic wonderland for food, fun and feasting.

What to look out for

NEW Bigger Cookery Theatre

Moroccan Bar

Live Acoustic Music

Artisan Alley

Fresh Market

Oaklands Farm


Local Traders

Children’s Activities

Cookery Theatre – Chef Demonstrations

Sponsored By


Phil Thompson

A signature dish from the Autumn menu.

Head Chef, Thompson St Albans


Kate, The Abbey Restaurant

A signature dish from the Autumn Menu

Head Chef at New The Abbey Restaurant St Albans, an independently run restaurant offering a relaxed, fine dining experience


Theo Michaels

Demo Details TBC

“Executive Chef of Elsewhere Events and Author of Microwave Mug Meals as seen on ITV This Morning and Blog –”


Martin West

Molecular Gastronomy

Head Chef at The Stables Restaurant, Oaklands College


Christo & Son, Ye Old Fighting Cocks

Alex, 14, will be cooking one of the family favourites with his dad

Chinese restaurant style Peking Chicken and rice

Plus…Surprise dish inspired by the fresh produce Christo will collect from Earth Works

Cookery Theatre – Hertfordshire Talks


Roger Protz, from CAMRA

The Revival of Hertfordshire Breweries

including free tasters!


Janet Bruce, from FoodSmiles

With 30+ members and volunteers are making food-growing accessible to all in Harpenden and St Albans, come and find out how how you can get involved.

Live Acoustic Music



A singer songwriter that writes and performs a mixture of country, pop and jazz music.


Lizzy Hardingham

A local young musician playing a refreshing mix of traditional folk and contemporary material, using music to tell her story. 



An indie, pop, folk duo with a country lilt. They write powerful hooks and gorgeous melodies.


Georgia Nevada

A 20 year old Country singer songwriter who grew up listening to the likes of Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley and fell in love with the stories within country music.


Elizabeth & Jameson

A stunning collaboration between two rising stars of the UK folk/pop/rock scene, Hannah Elizabeth of Said The Maiden and Griff Jameson from Fred’s House.



A popular local troubadour mixing up alt-acoustica and Americana with an occasional 80’s power ballad thrown in for good measure.

Something for the kids

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Bring along your teddy and play in the Teddy Bear’s Picnic tent

Paint your own coaster!

Heart Hertfordshire will be running a free children’s craft corner when you can go along and paint your own coaster to take home!

Free Facepainting

Keep an eye out for our free facepainting available from 12 – 6pm

Oaklands College Farm

Farm Animals

Popup farm featuring farm animals bred and reared at Oaklands College.

Ever milked a cow?

Look out for the cow and learn how they milk them.


The Master Butcher from Oakland College’s Hospitality & Catering Team will host butchery demonstrations. Learn about different cuts of meat and how to cook them at home. Viewer discretion advised.

Demonstrations at 1pm & 2pm.


Moroccan Bar hosted by Poppycock

After browsing the food stalls, choose a cocktail and take a seat in the Moroccan themed bar with family and friends

Food and Drink traders!

Over 100 traders come together to showcase the finest food and drink from local producers, suppliers and restaurants. Don’t forget to visit craft corner. From cocktail candles to ceramic coasters, browse home delights and food treats.

Hospitality Hub – Career Fair Tent

The St Albans Hospitality Industry – wants you!!

Whether you are young student at school dreaming about being on Masterchef or a mature adult looking to retrain, come hear some of St Albans and Herts top hospitality experts from the front and back of the house, entrepreneurs, chefs and barista’s all speaking about how they got into the business, why they love their jobs and how you can get into the hospitality industry!

Find out about the Oaklands College Hertfordshire Hospitality and Catering courses for a professional career, or the various Cookery School courses where you can pick up some skills and explore your foodie side.

Plus we will have a vacancy board – St Albans Hospitality Industry is on fire and you can be part of a champion team.

Have a burning question? Come and ask the experts as 92.6FM Radio Verulam host and interactive Q&A interviews or just come up and say hello and have a chat in the tent.

Q&A Sessions:

12:30 – Christo and Alex Tofalli – Owner & future owner – Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

1:15 – Martin West – Head Chef – Oaklands College Hertfordshire

2:00 – Laura Easter – HR and Guest Relations Manager – Lussmanns St Albans

2.45 – Liam Judge – Manager – HATCH

3.15 – Surprise Guest

4:00 – Jane Parker – Owner of Parker&vine