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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 11 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

The House Of Peroni

A stylish celebration of the culturally diverse Italian city of Rome.

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 22 more dates until 31 Oct

Chester Christmas Market

Seventy wooden chalets offering crafts, clothing, jewellery, giftware and local food and drink, plus a special Champagne Lanson White Label bar.

Town Hall Square, Chester

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 14 Dec

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

  • 10:00 – 20:00
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Macduff Farmers’ Market

Over a decade old, Macduff is a well-supported market of food and craft stalls, with more of an emphasis on the latter in recent years. Taking place on the last Saturday of the month at Macduff’s Fishmarket. Food stallholders include Bogside Farm Shop’s Highland beef, the Old Dragon Kitchen’s jams and chutneys, TPS fruit…

Fishmarket, Banff

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01261 821244

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01261 821244

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01261 821244

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 01261 821244

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Plowright Theatre Christmas Carvery Lunch

Enjoy a Christmas carvery lunch at The Plowright Theatre during the festive season.

Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 01724 277733

  • 12:00

Thu 18 Dec

Phone for prices / 01724 277733

  • 12:00

Fri 19 Dec

Phone for prices / 01724 277733

  • 12:00
…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Talking Peace Festival

A festival of events taking place around International Peace Day. Featuring talks, comedy, art, food and more, all promoting the importance of dialogue in resolving conflict.

Bernie Spain Gardens By Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 08:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 08:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 08:00
…and 4 more dates until 29 Sep

Weston Super Food Festival

Markets, demonstrations, cookery workshops, tastings and competitions at this community food festival.

Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01934 813407

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01934 813407

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Aden Country Fair

Fun family day out for the whole family. Featuring a climbing wall, body zorbing, bouncy castle, make your own scarecrow, and a variety of stalls offering a good mix of locally made craft and farmer’s market goods.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Peterhead

Sun 28 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Afternoon Twee Local Artisan Market

Monthly market from Afternoon Twee, featuring Scottish handmade, upcycled, repurposed and locally sourced goods, from craft and jewellery to food and homewares.

Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0845 860 1891

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0845 860 1891

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Ascot's Eighth Camra Beer Festival serves up exhilarating Flat Racing and thirst quenching Ales, Ciders and Perries

The Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival will return to Ascot Racecourse for the 8th year on 3&4th of October as part of the Autumn Racing Weekend, promising racegoers a memorable afternoon's Flat racing and the opportunity to sample ales, ciders and perries.

Ascot Racecourse

Fri 3 Oct

£15 grandstand adm; £20 premier adm; £20 grandstand adm; £27 premier adm / 0870 727 8765

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Sat 4 Oct

£15 grandstand adm; £20 premier adm; £20 grandstand adm; £27 premier adm / 0870 727 8765

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Haigh Hall Country Park, Haigh, Wigan

Sun 26 Oct

£13.95 (Children £6.95) / 01942 832895

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Beer Festival

Sample a variety of ales, ciders and other drinks and listen to live music.

The Met, Bury

Fri 21 Nov

£20 beer package; £2–£4 / 0161 761 2216

  • 12:00

Sat 22 Nov

£20 beer package; £2–£4 / 0161 761 2216

  • 12:00

Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

Sat 4 Oct

£5 / 01420 472664

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Brief Encounter Refreshment Room

Enjoy refreshments at Carnforth Station, most famous for the role it played in the 1945 film, Brief Encounter.

Brief Encounter Tea Rooms, Carnforth Station

Mon 22 Sep

Prices vary / 01542 735165

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Tue 23 Sep

Prices vary / 01542 735165

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Wed 24 Sep

Prices vary / 01542 735165

  • 09:00 – 16:00
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Browns Hotel, London W1S

Mon 22 Sep

£55 / 020 7493 6020

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

£55 / 020 7493 6020

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Wed 24 Sep

£55 / 020 7493 6020

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 6 more dates until 30 Sep

Capel-Le-Ferne Farmers' Market

A well established market selling local produce.

Capel-le-Ferne Village Hall, Folkestone

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 12:30

Tue 30 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 12:30

Tue 7 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 12:30
…and 16 more dates until 27 Jan 2015

The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 100 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 27 Sep

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 29 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Eden’s Harvest Festival

Jack Monroe, star blogger and author of bestselling cookery book A Girl Called Jack, is one of the top chefs at the Eden Project's Harvest festival, starting on September 6.

Eden Project, Par

Mon 22 Sep

£19.95 adv (£16 adv; Children £11.50 adv; £58 adv) / 01726 811911

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

£19.95 adv (£16 adv; Children £11.50 adv; £58 adv) / 01726 811911

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Wed 24 Sep

£19.95 adv (£16 adv; Children £11.50 adv; £58 adv) / 01726 811911

  • 09:30 – 18:00
…and 11 more dates until 5 Oct

Exclusively Highlands: Christmas Arts, Crafts And Food Fair

Over 60 exhibitors from the north of Scotland attend this large arts, crafts and food fair, making it the ideal place to snap up a unique gift before Christmas.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01463 234234

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 01463 234234

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Food and Craft Market

Weekly food and craft market with a wide range of both food and craft stalls.

Fincham Memorial Village Hall

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free

  • 09:00 – 13:00
…and 10 more dates until 18 Dec

Food Festival

A chance to experience local food and drink and stock up on some gifts for Christmas.

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Sat 4 Oct

£1 / 08456 128128

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Languedoc-Roussillon Sud de France Top 100 Roadshow

Wines from Southern France are going on a tour of the UK, with the chance to taste the Top 100 wines of 2014 (as decided by 17 judges).

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£20 / 0131 220 4348

Church House, London SW1P

Sat 6 Dec

Sun 7 Dec

Guildhall, Bath

Sat 22 Nov

£20 / 01225 394 041

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Live A Better Life Fair

Everything from vegan food and drink to fairtrade clothing is on offer at this healthy living and ethical living event, which features150 stalls.

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

£1 / 0131 477 3500

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Overton Farm Farmers' Market

A well-established market organised by the Lanarkshire Farmers' Markets, up to 20 producers from the local area attend. Held on Overton Farm on the first Saturday of the month, stallholders include St Brides’ free-range poultry; Overton Farm’s vegetables; Carmichael Estates’ venison, beef and lamb and Alexander Taylor’s…

Overton Farm Shop & Butchery, Carluke

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01555 860226

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01555 860226

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01555 860226

  • 10:00 – 15:00
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