Fill your calendar with these summer food and drink events in Oxfordshire
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 with a Jubilee theme. Expect even more celebrity masterclasses this year, a new tasting tent for extensive sampling, entertainment for the children and high quality local and national stallholders offering delicious delights at this world heritage site. It promises to be a food festival fit for a Queen!
Located in Banbury’s Market Place, in the town centre, the ever-popular Banbury Food Fair celebrates the wide range of high-quality food and drink produced in the town and its surrounding areas. It explores the art of food- and drink-making and provides a wonderful opportunity for people to experience the friendly and social atmosphere that accompanies eating and drinking. A day to definitely have Sunday lunch alfresco.
Foodies Festival Oxford 2022, part of the UK’s biggest food festival, will return over the Bank Holiday weekend – from 27 to 29 August 2022 – 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.
And further afield…
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