Not wishing to write off Summer just yet, but Autumn is coming and there are some interesting events on the horizon that are worth making a note of.
During September we can look forward Durham Farmers Market held on the third Thursday of each month enabling people to buy the very best of local produce at excellent prices, sample locally crafted real ales, and there is so much variety that it will keep shoppers busy and entertained for some time, plus you will be able to pick up some unique bargains.
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, are holding a Harvest Festival and Harvest Home event on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October. The Museum is celebrating Harvest Festival and Harvest Home in traditional style as part of their month long Festival of Agriculture that celebrates the agricultural and rural heritage of the North East of England. There will be attractive displays in the Pit Village Chapel. As always, Beamish Museum is an extravaganza of living history that is well worth a day out. Every time one visits you see something that you hadn’t noticed before, wonderful value.
Taste Durham Month, each year in October this event sets out to showcase all that is best in Durham with flavoursome events to tickle the taste buds, just the thing to boost the spirits as we move into Autumn. Taste Durham is a month long foodies dream when we can taste the very best cuisine from around the City and County.
The Durham City Brewery, welcomes visitors and runs tours of the brewery allowing interested people to see how beer is made and for those old enough to taste their fine real ales. Our local breweries are firmly on the map and in Durham we are leading the way, as always, with Beer Heaven right on our doorsteps.
Durham Cathedral has a gourmet evening planned for 7th October in the Undercroft Restaurant. This is an event for the discerning diner in the company of master chef Anton Edelman formerly of the Savoy Hotel in London and wine expert Gerard Basset OBE. A scintillating evening of fine food and wine and excellent company.
Local produce is the natural choice for Durham residents, whether it is a prime joint of meat locally raised on pasture or the very best fruit and vegetables that money can buy or excellently crafted beer brewed in and around the City, or gastronomic delights at the Cathedral, there is a wonderful harvest of pleasure to be had right on our doorstep.