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October 2016

Riverside and Cyrenians Garden Projects Pumpkin Stall

26th October 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Hall, St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Rd
Cambridge, CB4 1DH United Kingdom
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Riverside Garden Project and Cambridge Cyrenians Allotment Project are two horticulture therapy projects working in the Cambridge homeless community. The projects have joined forces to run a stall for the Cambridge Pumpkin Festival and will be selling a variety of pumpkins and squash. There will also be some recipe ideas for use with the produce.   Also at this event - don't forget to stop for a bite to eat at the Food4Food Cafe and enjoy some fantastic pumpkin specials!

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Pumpkin Specials at the Food4Food Café

26th October 2016 @ 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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Enjoy special pumpkin-based dishes at the Food4Food Café! Food4Food community café aims to help people with experience of homelessness get back into work. We provide low cost, home cooked meals and try to use donated food wherever possible. For more information please see www.food4food.org.uk. Dishes are priced separately (roughly £5 for a main course). No booking required, just turn up! While you're here, don't forget to take a look at the Garden Projects Pumpkin Stall for some delicious locally grown…

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Family Feast Cookery Workshop

26th October 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Margaret Wright Community Orchard, Whitehill Road
Cambridge, CB5 8LT
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Local chef Sam Dyer and Cambridge Sustainable Food invite you to learn a new pumpkin recipe using left-over pumpkin from carvings. The event is suitable for families with children of all ages. There will be separate activities for very young children. Cooking takes place in a marquee in the orchard. Afterwards, you can stay to enjoy all the fun of the Abbey Pumpkin Festival – arts, crafts, apple pressing, music and a bonfire – or you can take your cooking creations…

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Abbey Pumpkin Festival

26th October 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Margaret Wright Community Orchard, Whitehill Road
Cambridge, CB5 8LT
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2pm-4pm Community Feast Cookery Workshop (booking essential for this session only) 4pm-6pm Arts and crafts, apple pressing and music making 4.30pm Performance from Abbey Meadows School Choir 6pm-7.30pm Bonfire, food and fireside activities from ChYpPS  A celebration of all things autumnal, arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, apple pressing, music, cookery workshop, performance and a bonfire all in the orchard. Brought to you by: Abbey People, ChYpPS, Abbey Meadows School Choir, HistoryWorks, Abbey Youth Group and the Abbey Orchard.   Take a…

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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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Provenance Kitchen at Thirsty

27th October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thirsty, 46 Chesterton Road
Cambridge, CB4 1EN
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Provenance Kitchen will be outside Thirsty, and they will be offering a special pumpkin-themed food and drink pairing, in celebration of the Cambridge Pumpkin Festival!

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Storytelling

28th October 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Milton Road Library, Ascham Road
Cambridge, CB4 2BD
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Come along to Milton Road Library for an afternoon of seasonal storytelling fun for everyone.

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FoodCycle Lunch

29th October 2016 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wesley Methodist Church, Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces
Cambridge, CB1 1LG United Kingdom
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FoodCycle Cambridge serve a delicious lunch at Wesley Methodist Church every Saturday to a range of people from the community. They also cook at Barnwell Baptist Church every other Wednesday evening. Each week they collect surplus produce locally from Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer, Waterland Organics/Cambridge Crop Share, Radmore Farm Shop and the Cambridge Fruit and Veg Company. They then design a menu around what they have available – think Ready Steady Cook on a grand scale! Cost is free, a…

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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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Dinner in the Dark

29th October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Augustine of Canterbury Church, Richmond Road
Cambridge, CB4 3PS
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£14.50

Join us for a deliciously seasonal and festive charity feast for adults, proceeds to support the Cambridge Hub. There will be four courses of fresh and vibrant vegetarian food lovingly hand-cooked by the Hub committee. Fancy dress encouraged - extra desert as a prize for the cleverest and most recycled costume! Tickets now available to buy from the Hub website. And find out more via the facebook event.

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A Garden for Life

30th October 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Empty Common Community Garden, Brook lands Avenue
Cambridge, CB2 8BL
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Join us for a harvest celebration of bats and pumpkins with pumpkin soup. Learn how we can work together to create a "batty" neighbourhood and relax and enjoy an amazing garden for life! Free event, no need to book, just come along on the day to have a walk around the gardens and learn about how important bats and other wildlife are to the ecosystem.

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October 2017

Pumpkin Market Stall 1

14th October 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Market Square, outside the Guildhall Cambridge, CB2 3QJ United Kingdom + Google Map

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

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Pumpkin Festival Launch: Feed the 1000

20th October 2017 @ 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

21st October 2017 @ 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

21st October 2017 @ 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

22nd October 2017 @ 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

23rd October 2017 @ 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

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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CANCELLED – Co.15 Pumpkin Cake Decorating, Kids’ Workshop

24th October 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Co., 15 High St, Cherry Hinton
Cambridge, CB1 9HX United Kingdom
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£8

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.  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

25th October 2017 @ 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

25th October 2017 @ 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

25th October 2017 @ 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

25th October 2017 @ 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

26th October 2017 @ 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

27th October 2017 @ 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

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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Dinner in the Dark

28th October 2017 @ 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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