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 the local growers, food producers and to celebrate its orchard history in an friendly and intimate atmosphere of music, fun, games, laughter and the occasional brolly.
Gathered on School Mead, in a lesser known part of Abbots Langley, there has been an autumn festival here since 2015 (originally known as Apple Fest) promoting local food aims 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, 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, is a treasure hunt in the local shops.
Previous events and activities have included puppet shows, drumming, petting zoo, cycle routes, falconry displays, face painting, fun fair, apple-pressing, scarecrow competition, and archery.
This year Autumn Fest will be held on Saturday, 21st September 2019 between 11:00am and 4:00pm.