Foodies Festival Oxford 2023


26 August 2023

28 August 2023
South Park, Oxford
Headington Road

26 August to 28 August

Headington Road
Oxford, OX3 0EB

Foodies Festival Oxford
Foodies Festival Oxford

About Foodies Festival Oxford 20232

Foodies Festival Oxford 2023, part of the UK’s biggest food festival, will return over the Bank Holiday weekend – from 26 to 28 August 2023 – with a mouth-watering summer festival, live music, workshops, masterclasses and, of course, Top Chefs.

Watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin-starred and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes in The Chefs Theatre. Learn how to make show-stopping cakes in The Cake & Bake Theatre with Great British Bake Off stars and expert bakers.

Sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails in The Drinks Theatre. Eat delicious street food from around the world. Taste new flavours. Meet artisan producers. Have fun all day with chilli-eating competitions and food challenges! Kids join in the fun at The Kids Cookery Theatre.



Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

From £5.00

There are weekend tickets which let you enjoy three days of great food, great music, and great fun, plus day tickets if you prefer to come for the day.

Earlybird tickets on sale now.
Handling and delivery fees may apply to your order.
Carers attend for free.

Opening times*:
Saturday 26 August from 11.00am to 9.00pm
Sunday 27 August from 11.00am to 9.00pm
Monday 28 August from from 11.00am to 6.00pm

*Event dates are subject to change and subject to license

2023 Headliners

August 26

Scouting For Girls

Chart-topping Scouting for Girls’ varied musical repertoire has seen them sell over two million records and win numerous awards throughout their colourful career. Their hits, including festival favourites – This Ain’t a Love Song, She’s So Lovely, and Elvis Ain’t Dead, will ensure you’re singing and dancing until the sun sets. A wonderful addition to a weekend of culinary heaven.

Scouting For Girls

August 27

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge number-one single Groovejet and followed it up with Take Me Home and her worldwide smash hit, Murder on the Dancefloor. Songs from the Kitchen Disco is the second greatest hits album released on 13 November 2020 by EGBG. It features singles from all her studio albums: Read My Lips, Shoot from the Hip, Trip the Light Fantastic, Make a Scene, Wanderlust and Familia, as well as several cover versions of songs by other artists. Songs from the Kitchen Disco serves as the follow-up to her previous release, the 2019 orchestral compilation album The Song Diaries.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Mike North

Mike North grew up in the area near Murcott village, and he’d always harboured dreams of owning The Nut Tree. In November 2006, he made it a reality when he and his fiancee Imogen bought the pub. In 2018 it was voted Oxfordshire’s ‘Best Fine Dining Pub” and “Top 50 UK Gastro Pubs, No. 17”. The Nut Tree is a traditional village pub which serves great modern British food in the restaurant but is still somewhere you can stop and have a pint or relaxing drink at the end of a hard day’s work. 

Paul Welburn

Paul Welburn is the Chef Patron of The Swan Inn & Cygnet Restaurant in Islip. He previously brought the first Michelin star to Oxford for over 30 Years at “The Oxford Kitchen”, having held one in London at Gary Rhodes Restaurant “Rhodes W1” He appeared representing North East on the Great British Menu in 2014.

Sam Bowser

Sam Bowser has joined The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, Oxfordshire, as Executive Chef. He leads the kitchen at the acclaimed pub with rooms, which serves the three-AA-rosette restaurant and bar menu. The menus at The Wild Rabbit will continue to be led by the seasons, offering locally sourced and ingredient-focused modern British food. An open kitchen in the 42-cover dining room allows diners to enjoy the theatre of the chefs and brings a dynamic atmosphere to the space.

Samuel Squires

Samuel Squires is a professional chef who has worked in various kitchens around the Uk. From the Grove to The Ritz in London before heading abroad to work for a 3 Michelin Starred chef and then onto yachts and cruise ships. Returning to the UK to head the Fine Dining at the Hibiscus restaurant in Northampton. It was here that he went on to win Wheatbix Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Business of the Year, Food and Beverage of Year and Rosettes before finally putting down roots in Oxfordshire at The Old Crown Coaching Inn in Faringdon as Head Chef.

Getting there

On-site parking available, £5 per car
Buses 8,9, 4A, 4B, 4C and 400 park & ride bring you to St Clements street stop just a short walk from the South Park Foodies Festival Entrance

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