Harpenden Town Council has announced the exciting return of its Food and Drink Festival.

The event will take place in the town centre and Harpenden Common, between 12noon and 6pm on Saturday, September 16.

The council expects thousands of people to attend the festival, which will include over 70 street food and market stalls.


The local authority have confirmed that several bars will be available, along with outdoor community seating areas.

Herts Advertiser: Live bands and street performers will entertain guests.Live bands and street performers will entertain guests. (Image: Harpenden Town Council)

New for 2023 will be an 'Orange Bar' - featuring cocktails and live street performers - and a beer festival on Harpenden Common.

Entertainment will be provided by ferret racing, a DJ on the concourse, a live music stage, street entertainment and a children's zone.

Harpenden Town Mayor, Cllr Fiona Gaskell, said: “The Harpenden Food and Drink Festival presents an opportunity to enjoy some exceptional food and drinks in Harpenden’s wonderful Town Centre and Common, of which we are so proud.


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"We are delighted that so many local businesses will be taking part together with a diverse range of entertainment.

Herts Advertiser: A number of cooking demonstrations will take place.A number of cooking demonstrations will take place. (Image: Harpenden Town Council)

"We look forward to welcoming residents and visitors of all ages to this exciting festival.”

Further information can be found at www.harpenden.gov.uk.