harpenden food & drink festival

The Harpenden Food and Drink Festival returns on Saturday 16th September, 12-6pm!

This exciting event brings vibrancy and energy to Harpenden, showcasing the very best of food and drink. This year’s Festival promises to be another fantastic day for all; thousands of people are expected to attend the event which will be situated across the Town Centre and Harpenden Common. 

Not only will the occasion include more than 70 street food and fresh market produce stalls, it will also feature several bar areas, street entertainment, outdoor community seating areas, a DJ on the Concourse, a live Music Stage, ferret racing and the ever popular Children’s Zone. New for 2023 is the Orange Bar, specialising in summer cocktails, and a fabulous range of street entertainment. Regular visitors to the event will also notice that the Beer Festival will be situated on Harpenden Common, bringing it to the hub of the Festival.

The Cookery Theatre, an entertaining demonstration stage featuring exceptionally talented guest Chefs, returns to Church Green and will provide the perfect opportunity to pick recipes, tips and watch the masters at work. Look out for an exciting announcement about our guest chefs soon! 

This year also marks the 12th Real Harpenden Beer Festival which promises over 50 real ales, perries and ciders - something for everyone to enjoy! The event takes placewithin the Food and Drink Festival, on Harpenden Common. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this incredible Festival – it’s a perfect opportunity for you, and your family and friends, to enjoy some exceptional food and drinks in our wonderful Town Centre and Common!

Download the event programme here.

Further information will be announced soon on the Harpenden Town Council website and the Town Council’s social media channels.

  • Date 16/09/2023
  • Time 12:00 to 18:00
  • Duration 1 Day
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