OctoberFeast Returns!

Throughout Lewes from Sept 15th to 8th Oct 2017

Check out our EVENTS PAGE for our full programme of 2017 events. Full colour printed programmes are available to pick up around Lewes. Contact us if you would like some delivered.

POP-UP SUPPERS

Each year the most hospitable and daring home cooks in Lewes open their doors as part of our programme of pop-up suppers. Each event is personalised: busy or intimate, formal or conceptual – all are unique.

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EVENTS

We invite companies, groups and individuals to think how they might earn money, and have fun, by hosting an event during OctoberFeast. It could be a screening, talk, workshop or conceptual menu. Anything goes.

APPLE PRESSING

We help combat food waste by bringing our apple press to town, helping the community to make better use of our natural resources. This year the press will be held on Sept 23rd & 24th at the Linklater Pavilion on Lewes Railway Land.

NEW FOR 2017! THE BIG FOOD & DRINK QUIZ

We’re excited to be hosting a fundraising gala dinner and quiz at the All Saints Centre on Tuesday 19th Sept.

Join us for an evening of riotous competition fuelled by a delicious buffet supper from chef Dominic McCartan of The Roebuck and The Snowdrop Inn. Book via Eventbrite.

OUR EVER-POPULAR POP-UPS

We have more pop up suppers than ever to choose from this year in Lewes, Ringmer and Seaford with tantalising menus for vegans to carnivores. Full listings.

For newcomers to the pop up concept: you dine at the host’s home with strangers – so come as a couple, alone or with a friend and you’re sure to have a relaxed and fun evening!

Make a reservation early to avoid disappointment. Please pay for your supper when booking… and don’t forget to bring a bottle!

All power to your elbow with our apple press

Make your own delicious apple juice

Don’t let your apples and pears go to waste – instead bring them along to the Linklater Pavilion on Railway Land on Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th  September and have them pressed for a moderate charge of 50p per litre.

 

Volunteer pressers needed

The OctoberFeast Press holds 18kg of crushed fruit which will produce approximately 8 litres of juice. With a full press, it should be possible to do 3 pressings an hour so we would love to have some help!  So do please come and help us make the most of this lovely free fruit!

 

Our food festival will soon be upon us

Now is your challenge to tend your fruit and reserve at least some in September to enjoy pressing your very own natural fruit juice. Nothing could be a better reward.  If possible bring your own containers but we have some to sell on site.

Check out the OctoberFeast blog for recipes, interviews and details of how to get the most out of this year’s festival.

Each year dozens of independent events take place as part of Lewes OctoberFeast, from specialist menus to theatre productions. We offer free advertising in our programme and online for a limited number of events that are held for the benefit of the community and the environment.

If you would like to be involved in OctoberFeast 2017, check out our blog for more information about hosting an event, pop-up supper or volunteering.