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October 2017

Pumpkin Festival Launch: Feed the 1000

October 20 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sainsbury’s, Brooks Rd., Sainsbury's, Brooks Rd.
Cambridge, CB1 3HP United Kingdom
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Free

In partnership with FoodCycle and Sainsbury’s, help us meet our challenge of feeding 1000 people with food that might otherwise have been thrown away - in other words, free food! Take away a full stomach and plenty of food saving tips! Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner, will be launching the Pumpkin Festival at 12 noon, which promises to be full of activities for all ages over the following week.

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Pumpkin Market Stall 2

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Market Square, outside the Guildhall Cambridge, CB2 3QJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Enjoy seasonal pumpkin bakes other tasty morsels, recipes and pumpkin displays - plus a chance to find out more about our great upcoming events!

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Arjuna Vegan Pumpkin Feast

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arjuna Wholefoods, 12 Mill Rd
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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£6.50

A bountiful buffet of pumpkin-based vegan food, such as curry, bread, soup and cheesecake, prepared for you by Arjuna, Cambridge’s original vegetarian wholefoods shop. Seating in the shop and upstairs. Booking not required, pay on the door. 

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Pumpkins at Botanic Gardens Apple Day

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
For tickets to Apple Day, see Botanic Gardens website

It's not all about apples! Join us in the Garden Room for kids' activities and free taster food, along with the Botanic Garden's Education and Learning Team. Entrance into our room is free, however tickets are required to enter the gardens. You can buy them on the day or in advance here  

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Kids’ Disco Soup

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Hall, St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Rd
Cambridge, CB4 1DH United Kingdom
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Free

Cook and dance! Disco soup is an international phenomenon, with our own family-friendly twist. Food which would otherwise be wasted is cooked and eaten together whilst a DJ provides some beats. There will be face painting and mask making activities, feel free to come in fancy dress! No booking is required but space is limited in the hall so get here early. 

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Apple Pressing at Darwin Nurseries

October 24 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Darwin Nurseries, 5 Quy Waters, Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB1 9AT United Kingdom
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Head down to Darwin Nurseries and join them as they juice and pasteurise apples from their own orchard. If you have your own apples, feel free to bring them along too!

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Co.15 Pumpkin Cake Decorating, Kids’ Workshop

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Co., 15 High St, Cherry Hinton
Cambridge, CB1 9HX United Kingdom
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£8

Co. and Allotment Cafe team up for the second year in a row to bring you a children’s cake decorating workshop. Freshly baked sponge cakes & decorations all made from pumpkins provided  (e.g. Pumpkin Caramel, Vanilla Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Pumpkin Skin in addition to some surprise toppings). Children leave with a recipe and their decorated cupcakes!

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Composting Capers

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Amey Waste Management Facility, Ameycespa, Ely Road, Waterbeach
Cambridgeshire, CB25 9PG United Kingdom
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Free

This visit to Amey Cespa is a chance to see what happens to your pumpkin once it is put in the green bin for composting. An adventure into the surprisingly interesting world of compost! Free transport from Cambridge City Council, Mill Road depot, CB1 2AZ Booking required. Contact Birgitta Laurent on 01223 458 240 or  07525 213774, or email birgitta.laurent@cambridge.gov.uk

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St James’s Pumpkin Picnic

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St James’s Church, Wulfstan Way
Cambridge, CB1 8QJ United Kingdom
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Free

A Pumpkin Party for all the family: baking, cooking, face-painting, pumpkin carving and more! Bring food to share. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Abbey Cookery Workshop

October 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
East Barnwell Community Centre, Newmarket Road CB5 8RS + Google Map
Free

Learn a new pumpkin recipe using left-over pumpkins from carving, that could have otherwise been thrown away. Why not stay afterwards for the Abbey Pumpkin Festival? Take your cooking creations away afterwards to enjoy at home! Event is free but booking is required - email sam@cambridgesustainablefood.org

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Abbey Pumpkin Festival

October 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
East Barnwell Community Centre, Newmarket Road CB5 8RS + Google Map
Free

A celebration of all the things autumnal: arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, music and food.

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Arbury Cookery Workshop

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD United Kingdom
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Free

Fun and lively pumpkin cookery workshop for families. Cook and then eat together! This is a free event but booking is required, please contact sam@cambridgesustainablefood.org

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Food4Food Cafe

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Hall, St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Rd
Cambridge, CB4 1DH United Kingdom
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£5

Food4Food, part of WinterComfort for the homeless, will open a special pumpkin-inspired pop-up cafe for one day only! Come along and try their pumpkin inspired menu for a very reasonable price. Check out the menu here.  

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Farmers’ Market – Meet the Suppliers

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, CB5 8LD United Kingdom
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Free entry

We are excited to be working with Thirsty this year to bring you this great family day out, rounding off our Pumpkin Festival in style. Meet local suppliers and producers, all selling their home-grown wares. Enjoy free family activities such as apple pressing, face painting, pumpkin mask making and smoothie making. 

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Pumpkin Carving at the Edge

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free for kids, donation for adults

The Edge Cafe are putting on a pumpkin carving session, using some interesting shapes and sizes to make your masterpieces unique! They will also be showing how to get the most out of your pumpkin - making soup, roasting the seeds, and more. There will be free samples of all the food prepared.

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Dinner in the Dark

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Augustine of Canterbury Church, Richmond Road
Cambridge, CB4 3PS
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£15.46

Join the Cambridge Hub for a deliciously seasonal and vegan charity feast for adults. There will be four courses of fresh and vibrant food lovingly hand-cooked by the Hub students. Extra puddings for the best fancy dress! Check out the menu and buy tickets here.

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