Monday, 20 June 2016

St Albans: 1st Annual St Albans Street Festival

St Albans, Hertfordshire does love a good street fair, farmers' market, french market or Christmas market so it was no surprise to find the St Albans Street Festival was so popular.  The whole town centre was taken over by street food stalls, children's activities and family fun.
The street was closed off with tables and chairs lining the main St Peter's street, I have lived here 12 years and never known them to do that before!
The children were looked after with lots of activities like a giant sand pit in the middle of Market Square!
Face painting
and even the new ones were catered for.
There was a plethora of different street foods available, more than I had time to put here but a good representation is:-
Riverford Organic Farmers Vegetable Service
Food from Indonesia
mobile pancakes - what's not to love about that ...
Local Bar Meze treating us to some authentic Cypriot food
The Caribbean was represented by Carmen's Caribbean Kitchen
German sausages no 1 ...
and further down German sausages no 2!
Pop over to Brazil for a taste of The 2016 Olympics!! (a regular in the town centre)
From the same side of the world Mexican cuisine was represented
St Albans' very own Smokehouse Deli invited people to stop by for a delicious, slow roasted lamb in a bun and a quick gyrate of hips from Facebook video sensation and owner Gels!
Local Heaven is a Cupcake tickled our sweet tooth with her beautiful and delicious creations
Well known Tiptree jams came all the way from Essex to join the festivities - introducing St Albans to the new Plum gin and Strawberry gin! They were delicious!!
The stage was set at the top of the town with live music and entertainment -
so grab a locally brewed beer and sit and enjoy:- Farr Brew, brewed locally in Wheathampstead
3 Brewers, brewed right here in St Albans (watch out for a post coming about both of the local beer brewers from St Albans the home of the Campaign for Real Ale)
I loved this eco-friendly and avant guarde Christmas tree!
There were many more stalls and street foods available. The atmosphere was really lively and up beat.  I even heard a rumour that there will be a 2nd Annual St Albans Street Festival next year.  Worth coming out for on a Sunday!


  1. So much fun to visit street festivals..

    1. I always look out for street markets whenever I go anywhere - I love the atmospheres.

  2. I missed this as I was working. It sounds like a lot of fun.

    1. There was a great atmosphere up and down the high street. The selection of street food was amazing too.