Hazel Roberts picks her top local food and drink events to attend in October.
October is the time to celebrate National Apple Day, Octoberfest and all things pumpkin in Milton Keynes.
The month kicks off with Octoberfest at MK11, running from 5th to 7th October. MK’s original Octoberfest returns for its 6th year, with this live music venue serving up German beers in steins, lagers, real cider, bratwurst and currywurst.
The MK Biergarten have their take on this most German of beer festivals on 27th with their Oktoberfest at York House, Stony Stratford.
They intend to keep the event as authentic as possible whilst supporting local food businesses. Expect a traditional German Oktoberfest bar, Bavarian food and oompah style music.
The Stony Stratford Apple Day always makes for a great family day out.
This year it takes place on 14th October at Wolverton Recreation Ground between 10am and 4pm.
Look out for other Apple Day celebrations happening locally, including one over the weekend of 6-7th October at Stowe Gardens, Buckingham, one at the English School of Falconry, Wilstead on 13-14th October, and one at Wharf Distillery, Potterspury on 20th.
If you are looking for ways to improve your culinary skills this month, courses on offer include a Preserves Making Workshop by Jam Moo Kow at Coldsmoking Cookery School on 5th October, a Master Veg Class by Riverford in Oxley Park on 13th, and an Introduction to Cider Making at Wharf Distillery, Potterspury on 13th October.