Oxfordshire is better known for its educational institutions and economically buoyant HighTech and HealthTech businesses, but Oxfordshire also boasts a thriving food and drink sector.
There are numerous food and drink events in Oxfordshire showcasing local produce – from handmade cheese to artisan breads to craft beer, as well as featuring celebrity chefs and nationally recognised food and drink experts.
So whether you’re looking to discover new products, watch chef demonstrations or just indulge in lots of food and drink, here’s our round-up of the unmissable food and drink festivals in Oxfordshire and beyond to help you make the most of the foodie season.
Blenheim Palace Food Festival is back with a food festival for everyone. Expect three days of culinary thrills with a fantastic line-up of celebrity chefs and experts, amazing food and drink from a huge selection of artisanal producers and street food vendors, interactive masterclasses and tastings and plenty of fun for all the family.
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The Big Feastival will be back on Alex James’ beautiful Cotswolds farm this August Bank Holiday. This family-friendly music and food festival promises to be one truly unforgettable weekend. Expect a top-drawer selection of live music acts, some of the country’s top chefs, and plenty of hands-on activities for both big and little ones. The Big Feastival is for everyone, big and small.
Festival lineup includes: TBC
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Foodies Festival Oxford, part of the UK’s biggest food festival, will return over the Bank Holiday weekend with a mouth-watering summer festival, live music, workshops, masterclasses and of course, Top Chefs. Watch MasterChef Champions showw off their skills, learn how to make show-stopping cakes, sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails, taste new flavours, meet artisan producers, and most importantly, have fun all day.
Festival lineup includes: Scouting For Girls / Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
A special day out for all the family set in the spacious palace gardens…Explore Henry VIII’s Palace, Street Food, Pop-Up Bars, Boutique Drinks, and Artisan Producers. Plus Face Painting, Children’s Trail, Arts & Crafts, Music, Shopping, and The Magic Garden