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Popular North Oxfordshire event HanFEST returns this Saturday

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HanFEST, Hanwell Village, near Banbury, Oxfordshire
HanFEST returns to the village of Hanwell on Saturday 16 July 2022.

HanFEST, one of North Oxfordshire’s favourite rural food and music festivals, returns on Saturday 16 July in Hanwell near Banbury.

With all the charm of a village fete and the joy of live music, HanFEST 2022 promises to be a fun day out for everyone.

HanFEST turns the village of Hanwell into the perfect oasis, offering festival goers throughout the day the opportunity to let their hair down, embrace the village’s rural character and outstanding landscape, whilst offering an eclectic range of entertainment and musical offerings.

Grab a tasty bite to eat and drink in the Farmer’s Market (from noon to 5.30pm). From locally made bread and cakes, pizzas, burgers, vegan scotch eggs, crepes, gluten-free scones to smoked hot dogs, cider, beer, wine and ice cream.

New to HanFEST this year is HanCRUFTS, a fun dog show where dog owners can enter their dogs into a variety of classes for a chance to win some cool doggie gifts courtesy of Croft’s in Banbury.

HanFEST presents over eight hours of live music, kicking off from noon.

Bring a picnic rug and stock up on supplies from the Farmer’s Market, and enjoy a day of some of the best music you’ll hear in North Oxfordshire.

This year’s main act is 80’s favourite Red Box. Red Box first hit the headlines in the 1980s with a world-flecked sound that brought Tribal Pop to the airwaves well before the term ‘World Music’ was coined.

Their ambitious and eclectic debut album ‘The Circle and the Square’ (1986) put them firmly on the musical map, delivering two global hits in ‘Lean on Me (ah-li-ayo)’ and ‘For America’. In the intervening years, ‘The Circle and the Square’ and second album ‘Motive’ attained cult status.

Red Box will be on stage at HanFEST
Red Box will be on stage at HanFEST

Be inspired and meet the family of creative folk on an avenue of art and craft stalls. Join in with fun workshops, including candlestick making and hula hooping.

Enjoy the feeling of a village fete, with children’s games, archery, face painting and even a human fruit machine. Just like being on a real farm, you’ll get to meet some very friendly faces – ducks, pygmy goats, sheep, chickens and rabbits.

Make a full day of it and camp under the stars. On-site camping pitches are just £10.00 based on four people sharing.

Tickets are on sale at on the event website or can be purchased on the gate on the day.

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