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Festivals & Events

Throughout the year Jersey plays host to a wide variety of events embracing everything from music to motoring, countryside to culture. Here’s a taste of what’s happening in 2010.

Tuesday 29th September – Sunday 3rd October – Channel Islands Festival of Arts and Crafts
Over 70 exhibitors, from the UK, Europe and the Channel Islands, will be showcasing their arts and handmade crafts all under one roof.

Friday 1st October – Friday 12th November – ‘Tennerfest’
For the 13th consecutive year, starting from the 1st October, the Channel Islands can look forward to 6 weeks of great meals at fixed prices. Across Guernsey and Jersey, the Tennerfest has over 170 restaurants taking part, meaning diners are once again guaranteed to find outstanding menus and meals created from the wealth of good food available in the islands. The Tennerfest continues to be a promotion that encourages local restaurants to create a special, all-inclusive menu that provides the diner with more at a fixed amount. Restaurateurs on both islands are offering menus starting at £10 with £12.50, £15.00 and now £17.50 options. This enables the restaurants to offer a wide and exciting selection of food during this promotion.

Sunday 3rd October – Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon
The marathon starts on the streets of St Helier and runs through some of the Island’s most scenic spots, taking in country lanes, picturesque valleys and the beautiful coast of Jersey. In addition to the main marathon, there is a relay race and fun run. A run for everyone! This is the fifth year that the Jersey Marathon has been held. Not only is it a great race but also contributes to the economy of the Island and to charitable causes.

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th October – Autumn Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Show
The Royal Jersey Horticultural Society invites you to experience the shades of autumn with floral displays of all kinds and fruit and vegetables arranged in the most creative of ways.  There will also be a poultry and small animal display and the Island Autumn Cattle Show as well as afternoon tea with home made cakes.

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th October – La Faîs’sie d’Cidre (Cider Festival)
Celebrate the cider of today and yesterday with a variety of activities and tastings at Hamptonne.

Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd October – Black Butter Making
Join the National Trust for Jersey as they make this delicious local delicacy from the Island’s apple harvest. Peel the apples, stir the pot and learn about the history and tradition of Black Butter making in Jersey and how it can be used with different foods today.

Thursday 2nd December – Sunday 12th December – La Fête dé Noué
The Island is ‘lit up’ with a full programme of activities arranged to complement the lead up to the festive period.  Meander through the streets of St. Helier, under a canopy of brilliant white lights and experience late night shopping and street entertainment. Partake in guided walks covering the Islands history and natural environment, enjoy traditional markets, street theatre, Christmas parades, carol concerts and much more….