A village festival celebrating its orchard heritage at the Autumn equinox to promote local food and food producers.
This family festival in the village of Abbots Langley is a fun-packed day to promote local growers, food producers, crafts and community and to celebrate its orchard history in a friendly and intimate atmosphere of music, fun, games, and laughter.
Gathered on School Mead, there has been an autumn festival here since 2015, promoting local food and against a back-drop of live music and performances, local groups and societies, and activities for all ages.
The event is an opportunity to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, heritage fruit trees ideal for planting at this time of year, and to sample locally grown and produced food, beer and cider.
In the lead up to the day itself, younger festival-goers are encouraged to make Scarecrows which appear around the village and in the High Street, and there is an Apple Treasure Hunt in the local shops.
Previous events and activities have included puppet shows, drumming, mobile farm, cycle routes, apple-bobbing, coconut shy, face painting, fun fair, apple-pressing, sand art, bug hotels, and archery.
Due to the ongoing pandemic the Autumn Fest 2020 has been cancelled. The event will be held next on Saturday, 18th September 2021 between 11:00am and 4:00pm.