Editor’s picks, what’s on this weekend, 27-29 September

From Oktoberfest celebrations to arts festivals, here’s our guide to what’s on this weekend near you


Harvest Fest: Apple Weekend

Get into the spirit of autumn with Morden Hall Park’s Apple Fest. Try out local varieties, learn about all the various species of tree, and kids can enjoy the child-friendly hay bale maze.
28 September; 11am-3pm; normal admission charges apply
Norden Hall Park

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Fulham Neverland Oktoberfest 

A taste of Bavaria at the much-loved riverside Fulham hot spot. Enjoy a pergola decked out with long wooden tables and bunting.
27 September; 5pm-11pm; £5
Fulham Neverland
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More than 40 London museums and galleries will be taken over for a mix of late-night gigs and dj sets. Head to the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill to see the likes of Ady Suleiman, Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, and even the Natural History Museum to catch a glimpse of Jungle playing a DJ set.
27-28 September; see website for details
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Merton Arts Festival

In its 9th year, Merton Arts Festival is all about celebrating local artists and visiting Merton’s creatives in their workplaces and studios. Discover local talent and make a purchase or two to decorate your home and support your local community.
28-29 September; see website for individual events and locations
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Wimbledon Guild Waggy Walk

Join in with a family friendly dog walk held by local charity, Wimbledon Guild. The charity does some excellent work to raise money and help fight social isolation, which is a huge problem across the UK. Read more about the fantastic work the Wimbledon Guild do here.
28 September; from 10.30am; £5 per dog
Wimbledon Common
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The Exorcist at New Wimbledon Theatre

Inspired by allegedly true events, this two-time Oscar winning movie takes to the stage with all the gore of the original, just in time for Halloween.
Until 28 September; 8.30pm; see website for prices
New Wimbledon Theatre
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Houseplant Festival

A very millennial festival dedicated to the love of houseplants. Learn how to care for your precious potted possessions and browse for ceramics. There is also the chance to purchase unusual plants and trade your pre-loved plants for others. 
29 September; see website for details
Garden Museum, Lambeth

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