With autumn arriving across the Northern Hemisphere, there will be a tendency to spend more and more time indoors over the coming weeks.
The desire for the soothing warmth of comfort food increases at this time of year. Event planners and their guests can sample culinary delights and pick up recipes at food and culinary festivals.
Here are some fall food festivals in and near London in the UK.
BBC Good Food Show (London)
If your group has a number of foodies and you are going to be in London between November 13-15, 2015, check out the BBC Good Food Show at Olympia London. This year's show features live demos of seasonal favourites at the Supertheatre, interviews with celebrity chefs, and the Pop-up Restaurant and Street Food Experience, There will even be a special version of the hit culinary TV show MasterChef. MasterChef Live will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
The BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show will be co-located at the same venue and one ticket gets you into both events.
Polesden Lacey Food Festival
Just an hour from London, this culinary festival takes place at Polesden Lacey, a National Trust property, on the first weekend of October. It's a chance to sample delicious food in a country setting in Surrey. The festival features traditional barbecue fare, exotic ices, children's cooking classes, and demos.
For Next Year
For next year, if you plan your group's visit to London during the bank holiday during the last weekend in August, they can take in the BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace.
Ludlow Food Festival
This event has taken place at Ludlow Castle every year for the past 21 years on the second weekend of September. This culinary event includes masterclasses, a food photography exhibit, demos by top chefs, and taste workshops.
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Photo Credit: BBC Good Food Show