What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this September


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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this September

Hello and welcome to your invaluable guide to the best events, exhibitions and things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire throughout September.

It may officially be the end of summer, but the British Autumn may yet surprise us with some spectacular sunny spells. If that be the case, make the best of it with brunch at one of Oxfordshire’s best restaurants with outdoor seating or afternoon tea in a country house within easy reach.

From comedy to concerts, funfairs to country fairs, there’s something in stock for everyone in Oxfordshire this September. And if you fancy venturing further afield, consider a cultural day trip to London’s west end for a weekend matinee in one of London’s theatres (the capital city is relatively calmer then).

Nevertheless, this is a curated list of things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this September. Take a look at the “What’s on” section, where you’ll find a growing array of events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire, plus unmissable ones beyond the county that would make for a great day out.

Got an event that should be on the list? List your event on The Oxford Magazine website and reach our growing audience of people who live, work or place in Oxfordshire. Once again, welcome to your invaluable guide to what’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this September.

  • Women and War: From the Fringes to the Front Line

    Women and War: From the Fringes to the Front Line

    When: 03 June to 10 September
    Where: Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

    Women & War: From the Fringes to the Front Line is a new exhibition opening at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock to tell the stories of women in the armed forces. The exhibition will explore the diverse experiences of women who have been involved with all aspects of military life.

  • Catherine Goodman: Do you remember me…

    Catherine Goodman: Do you remember me…

    When: 07 June to 29 October
    Where: Waddesdon Manor

    Do you remember me… is a major new exhibition at Waddesdon, showcasing never before seen works by Catherine Goodman. Displayed in the Coach House Gallery and the Drawings Room of the Manor, the exhibition focuses on a new body of work, including a selection of her new paintings, drawings, collages and works on paper which capture the landscape of Corfu and its rugged, vibrant beauty.

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  • Joana Vasconcelos: Wedding Cake tours

    Joana Vasconcelos: Wedding Cake tours

    When: 08 June to 26 October
    Where: Waddesdon Manor

    Opening this summer, Wedding Cake is a 12-metre-tall ceramic sculptural pavilion in the form of a three-tiered cake. This major new Rothschild Foundation commission from celebrated Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos will stand within a grove of trees at Waddesdon beside the 19th-century Dairy.

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  • St Giles’ Fair 2023

    St Giles’ Fair 2023

    When: 04 & 05 September
    Where: St Giles’, Oxford

    St Giles’ Fair is one of the greatest and most prestigious in the country. The fair dates back to 1625 when it was a parish festival to celebrate the feast of the patron saint, St Giles, and is held on the Monday and Tuesday following the first Sunday after St Giles’ Day (01 September).

    Discover more: All the fun of the fairs

  • Oxford Open Doors 2023

    Oxford Open Doors 2023

    When: 9 & 10 September
    Where: Venues across Oxford

    Oxford Open Doors is a weekend that celebrates Oxford’s heritage and culture by giving everyone the chance to explore the colleges, university buildings and green spaces together with a range of heritage sites across the city – many of which are not usually open to members of the public.

  • Henley Farm & Country Show 2023

    Henley Farm & Country Show 2023

    When: 09 September

    Since 1891 the Henley Farm & Country Show has been one of the largest events in the area and is the best one-day agricultural show in Oxfordshire. A fun family day visited by thousands every year, many of whom return annually because they have enjoyed it so much.

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  • Witney Feast 2023

    Witney Feast 2023

    When: 11& 12 September

    The Witney Feast will take place on Monday, 11 and Tuesday, 12 September, at its historic home on The Leys in Witney. Star Flyer, Space, Superstar, Extreme, Jumping Frogs, Dominator, Stargate – these are some of the rides you’re likely to encounter at Witney Feast in 2023.

  • Thame Fun Fair 2023

    Thame Fun Fair 2023

    When: 21 to 23 September
    Where: Thame Town Centre

    Don’t miss the annual Thame Fun Fair that transforms Thame’s High Street for three days in September into a mini theme park with rides, bumper cars and candyfloss. The fair starts on the third Thursday of September, with the Mayor of Thame officially opening the event at 4.00pm.

  • Boundary Encounters

    Boundary Encounters

    When: 22 July to 29 October
    Where: Modern Art Oxford

    Boundary Encounters is a summer show of residencies, projects and live events at Modern Art Oxford, including new work from artists Valerie Asiimwe Amani, Julie Freeman and Harold Offeh. The exhibition features an interactive display of projects and events collaboratively selected from Modern Art Oxford’s archives, celebrating social learning experiences with creative communities living in Oxfordshire and beyond.

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