Hazel Roberts takes us through the various food events and festivals, such as Food Truck Friday and Turkey Taster Days…
As we enter November, the regular street food markets start to wind down for the winter and the Christmas events kick in.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy hot food, fireworks and festive shopping locally this month.
The street food scene kicks off the month with a bang with the Newport Pagnell Fireworks on Friday 1st November. The funfair opens at 4pm, with the firework display at 7.30pm and plenty of street food from the regular Food Truck Friday vendors.
Look out for the street food vendors again in Newport Pagnell on 15th November for their normal Food Truck Friday, starting to raise money again for the fireworks 2020.
Over at York House in Stony Stratford on 1st November, Eat Street MK are holding their last event before the spring so make the most of it whilst you can. 5pm until 10pm as usual.
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a roast turkey and all the trimmings. If you fancy a high welfare, Kelly Bronze locally reared turkey on your table this year, then pop along to one of the Turkey Taster Days at Moorgate Farm, Potterspury on 3rd and 10th November.
To help complete your Christmas shopping, you will also be able to buy/order artisan chocolate, locally made spirits, cheeses, jams and chutneys, Christmas and sponge puddings, vegetable boxes, wines and your Christmas tree.
Camphill Communities are holding their Art, Craft and Food Fair from their site in Willen Park on the 9th November. Expect hand-made textiles, soaps, crafts, spices and rubs, preserves, jewellery, book art, ceramics, artisan gin, wellness snacks, woodwork and metal work and festive gifts, both from visiting local producers and from their own residents, all in support of their charity.
To really get you into the festive spirit, the Wolverton Lantern Festival is on 23rd November and the Stony Stratford Christmas Lights Switch-on takes place from 5pm on 30th November.
There will be stalls selling food, drink and gift items along with all the beautiful lights and lanterns at these events.
Some of the bigger events beyond Milton Keynes this month include Northampton Winter Food Festival on the 9th to the 10th, Herrings Green Farm Christmas Fayre at the English School of Falconry on 16th and 17th and Hitchin Wine & Food Festival on 16th November.