Hazel Roberts takes us through the various street food and Apple Day events this month, plus MK’s own slice of Germany with Octoberfest…
Now that the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting a bit nippy, it is time to dig out your fluffy jumper and your big coat and get out to enjoy the last of the lazy food events before the start of the serious Christmas shopping season.
As usual, there are all the regular street food events during October. These kick off with Eat Street MK at York House, Stony Stratford on 4th October, 5-10pm.
Then on 13th October there is the Sunday Streetfood Session at Middleton Pavilion 12-5pm. And Food Truck Friday returns to Newport Pagnell on 18th October.
October is a wonderful time to celebrate the harvest and homegrown produce and this theme pops up in several of the local events this month.
There are a variety of Apple Day events taking place locally including an Apple Weekend at Stowe Landscape Gardens on 5-6th October. And the Stony Stratford Apple Day returns to Wolverton Road Recreation ground on 13th October.
These days include apple pressing, fresh juice, apple-themed cookery and info about heritage varieties of apples.
Urb Farm are celebrating the changing season on 12th October with the Autumn Farm Fest, running 1pm until 4pm. Come and explore their lovely garden in the heart of Wolverton, join in with fun activities and buy their own honey, produce, eggs and homemade cakes.
Of course, October wouldn’t be complete without Octoberfest so head to MK11 on 5th and 6th October for their 7th year of celebrating German beers. Enjoy beer, bratwurst, currywurst, live music and live sport.
Hornes Brewery are also hosting an Octoberfest event on 19th October in Bow Brickhill. OktoBowfest will include bratwurst, gourmet sausages and locally brewed beer. If you are looking to improve your culinary skills then check out the newly rebranded Milton Keynes Cookery School.
They offer 2-hour masterclasses, half day courses, full days, kids’ courses and corporate bookings. With plenty of free parking outside and easy to get to location there is no excuse not to polish up your cookery skills.