With the weather starting to turn, there is no better time to consume a few extra calories to keep you warm and fed in autumn. To help, there’s a whole host of food and drink events on offer to occupy across the season, from Bavarian beer drinking at the slew of Oktoberfest parties across Yorkshire, to sampling over 100 rums at Leeds’ Rum Festival, all the way to days dedicated to prosecco and gin with some very special celebrity guests in Chelmsford and Hemel Hempstead. Take your pick of tipple and feast on some of these top selections…
Oktoberfest Harrogate 2018
Fri 21st Sep
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate
Don some lederhosen and grab your stein glass as it’s set to be filled with Bavarian beer at this event. Expect the best in German tipple, some live entertainment in a live Oompah band and so much more as the famous Oktoberfest heads to Harrogate!
North Brewing Co Brewery Tour
Sat 22nd Sep
North Brewing Co, Leeds
Beer fans, rejoice! Leed’s own North Brewing Company are allowing a sneaky peak into what makes their list of IPAs so delicious with stand out in a tour of their brewery. Prepare yourself for an insight into the ingredients, processes and magic that goes into creating such lovely pints, as well as a taste of some of their best on offer.
Prosecco, Gin & Dance
Sat 29th Sep
Admirals Park, Chelmsford
For fans of the finer things in life, don’t miss this day dedicated to the fizzy fun of prosecco and the cool world of gin as Admirals Park in Chelmsford hosts plenty of both! Also set to take over the park, some of the finest in Italian Street food as well as guests BBC Radio One’s Scott Mills and Channel Four’s First Dates’ love expert Fred Sirieix.
Prosecco, Gin & Dance
Sat 29th Sep
Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead
An event so unmissable it takes over two locations rather than one! Have a glass of prosecco poured by the love connoisseur Fred Sirieix himself while dancing to music provided by BBC Radio One’s Scott Mills at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead.
Thu 11th & Fri 12th Oct
South Bank Depot, Leeds
The German festival returns to Leeds’ South Bank Depot for a party of beers, bratwursts and more. Split into daytime and evening slots, you call the shots of whether you want a daytime drinking session or a nighttime party - all within Leeds’ city centre.
Oktoberfest Skipton 2018
Fri 12th Oct
Skipton Town Hall, Skipton
Skipton gets the Oktoberfest treatment this autumn, as the promise of a complete transformation to all things Bavarian takes to the town hall. Beers, dancing, live music, all the ingredients for a stellar party take to this event, promising just that.
Leeds Rum Festival
Sat 27th Oct
Leeds Kirkgate Market, Leeds
With over a hundred rums to sample from all over the world, plus entertainment from live art, independent craft stalls and live DJs - all in a heritage Grade One listed building - what better way is there to experience the sweet, sugarcane-curated drink? Secure your spot at the third consecutive festival dedicated to the drink.
Indie Banquet IX
Wed 31st Oct
Wharf Chambers, Leeds
On top of a spooky celebration for Halloween, Leed’s Pizza For The People promise a brilliant lineup, hosting the likes of Kagoule, Chest Pains, Yowl and more in Wharf Chambers. But on top of this, they’ll be serving food from the famous Vegan Fried Chicken - feast on appetising treats as well as tasty riffs.
Indie Banquet Mini Weekender
Fri 9th & Sat 10th Nov
Hyde Park Book Club
The Indie Banquet folk aren’t holding back this winter, spoiling you with a mini weekender of music and food in celebration of two years since the inception of this winning combination. While Friday night sees Genghar, Glass Mountain, BDRMM, Pepe Sylvia and more, Saturday’s headliners are Trudy And The Romance, Team Picture, Party Hardly and more. Not forgetting their food hosts, as the Yorkshire Pizza Company will be providing some slices so your taste buds are just as satisfied as your ears.
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