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Don’t miss the Food and Drink Festival’s City Centre street party

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Thousands of people are expected at the most exciting event of the Enjoy St Albans Food and Drink Festival – a spectacular six-hour-long street party.

The City Centre will be closed to traffic for the fun family event known as the St Albans Feastival on Sunday 24 September.

Among the many attractions will be around 100 market stalls offering a vast variety of food and drink products from many local suppliers and hospitality businesses.

There will also be a live cookery theatre featuring displays of culinary skills by local chefs and a butchery demonstration stage provided by Oaklands College.

Children are welcome at a create and play zone where there will be free arts and crafts activities.

Live music will be provided by some of the District's most talented musicians and there will also be street entertainers to add to the vibrant atmosphere.

To make the event accessible to all, there will be a British Sign Language interpreter on the cookery stage, accessible viewing zones, reserved seating for those less able to stand and accessible toilets. Baby change, baby feeding and a changing places toilet will be available.

There will also be a community safety zone, a quiet spot where people can sit and take time out from the action.

The Feastival, centred on St Peters Street, Market Place and the High Street, runs from noon to 6pm and many of the activities are free. More details including a timetable is available on the Enjoy St Albans website.

Now in its 16th year, The Feastival is organised by St Albans City and District Council supported by SA Law and St Albans BID - City Centre Businesses.

It is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Councillor Lynn Cunningham, Lead Councillor for Events, said:

St Albans Feastival is one of the most popular City centre events of the year and I would advise people not to miss out.

This is the community’s chance to show their support for our District’s fantastic food and drink businesses and sample some of their produce.

Our hospitality sector is of immense importance to the local economy, attracting visitors and providing jobs, and this is a wonderful way to recognise their achievements.

The Feastival is also an exciting occasion for people of all ages and backgrounds and we have made great efforts to ensure it is accessible to all.

Vivien Cannon, BID Manager, said:

Well known for its out of London foodie scene, St Albans punches high.

The BID celebrates its hospitality business through supporting this event and its link to the Festival’s Food and Drink Awards when local businesses receive acknowledgement for their year-round food provision.

Picture: Scene from St Alban Feastival 2022.

Media contact: John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer: 01727 819533,

Note to Editors:

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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