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October 2016

“Let’s Squash Food Waste” Pumpkin Stall

22nd October 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Market Square, outside the Guildhall Cambridge, CB2 3QJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Enjoy pumpkin carving, free soup and other tasty morsels. Grab one of our Pumpkin Festival programmes to find out about other exciting events and the Pumpkin Pledge Prize Draw. Pick up children's activity booklets and quizzes. Take away great recipe cards, a compost caddy, and other goodies. And have a photo taken with a Giant Pumpkin!

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Pumpkin Fest at Apple Day

23rd October 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens, 1 Brookside
Cambridge , CB2 1JE United Kingdom
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If you're coming to the wonderful Apple Day at the Cambridge Botanic Garden, do come and join us in the Garden Room  for some pumpkin-related activities too. There will be kids’ craft activities, free taster food, plus a chance to find out about upcoming Festival events and reducing food waste. For more about the Apple Day, see here. Admission fees for the gardens are: Children 0-16: free Adult: £8 for the day Members/ Cambridge Uni Student: £3    

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Pop-up Farmers’ Market

23rd October 2016 @ 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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Meet local suppliers and have a fantastic family day out! Buy delicious food sourced from less than 50 miles away, take part in apple pressing, and relax with music from the Steam-powered Rats! There will also be plenty of free kids' activities, including facepainting, mask-making, biscuit decorating, and leaf art. This event, organised in collaboration with the Cambridge Food Assembly and the Cambridge Museum of Technology,  promises to be terrific (and tasty) for all ages. And you can get free entry to the…

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St James’s Pumpkin Picnic

25th October 2016 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
St James’s Church, Wulfstan Way
Cambridge, CB1 8QJ United Kingdom
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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. Free event - no need to book!

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Pumpkin Cake Decorating (kids’ workshop)

25th October 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Co., 15 High St, Cherry Hinton
Cambridge, CB1 9HX United Kingdom
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£6

A cake-decorating workshop with a difference. Co., a new cafe concentrating on sustainable, locally sourced food, are teaming up with Katie from Allotment Cafe, who serves seasonal food much of it grown in her own allotment, to bring to you a health-friendly workshop for kids. Freshly baked sponge cakes made from  pumpkins, plus hand-made ingredients/material for decoration (e.g. pumpkin caramel, vanilla roasted pumpkin seeds, dried pumpkin skin in addition to some surprise toppings), will all be provided. A copy of the recipe will be available…

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FoodCycle Family Supper – CANCELLED

26th October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barnwell Baptist Church, Howard Road
Cambridge, CB5 8QS United Kingdom
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UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT CAUSED. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER PUMPKIN FESTIVAL EVENTS.   Just got home from work and don’t want to cook? Come and enjoy a delicious meal especially for families (although everyone is welcome), prepared from surplus food collected from local supermarkets and independent shops. There will be free Pumpkin Festival activity booklets available to keep your kids busy while you enjoy your meal. Cost…

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Making the Most of Food – Half-term Cooking Workshop

27th October 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD United Kingdom
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Fun and lively cookery workshop for families about how to get the most out of pumpkins at Halloween. The workshop is led by local chef Sam Dyer. Families get to cook at their own workstation, following Sam's demonstrations, while learning about food waste and how to avoid it with home cooking. After cooking, the workshop ends with eating together and enjoying the final dish! This event is suitable for young children as well, with plenty of kids activities to keep them entertained.   NOW…

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“Let’s Squash Food Waste” Pumpkin Stall

29th October 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Market Square, outside the Guildhall Cambridge, CB2 3QJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Enjoy pumpkin carving, free soup and other tasty morsels, recipes and pumpkin displays – plus a chance to find out more about our great events!

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Kids’ Disco Soup

29th October 2016 @ 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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Cook and dance! Disco soup is an international phenomenon with a family-friendly twist... Food which would otherwise be wasted is cooked together in between bopping to tunes provided by a children's DJ. Led by Sam Dyer, the Kids’ Disco Soup is all about getting families involved in the cooking. Plus, you get to enjoy the final dish by eating together at the end! There will be kids crafts activities on the day, and plenty of volunteers on hand to help. This event is…

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October 2017

Apple Pressing at Darwin Nurseries

24th October 2017 @ 9:00 am - 25th October 2017 @ 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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Farmers’ Market – Meet the Suppliers

28th October 2017 @ 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

28th October 2017 @ 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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