Have you got festival fever this summer, or are you looking for something fun to do with the kids while they're off for the summer holidays? Well, Oxfordshire is definitely the place to be! There are plenty of festivals in the calendar this year, with lots for you and the family to see and do including live music, family activities and plenty of food and drink. Let's have a closer look at some of this summer's events, for you to pick your favourite family festival 2019.
Oxford Foodies Festival
Foodies unite, it's the Oxford Foodies Festival! The UK's biggest food festival returns to Oxford on the August bank holiday weekend of 24th, 25th and 26th August 2019, and features live music, workshops, appearances by MasterChef stars... and food. Lots of it. The Foodies Festival is held at South Parks in Oxford and has plenty to offer for the family, including children's cooking classes with a slime challenge, a dog arena and a vintage cider tent. There are even food challenges and chilli eating contests for those with a healthy appetite and a strong stomach! Definitely turn up to this one with an empty stomach ready for the culinary delights that await! Weekend tickets are £29, or the best value option is a weekend family ticket for two adults and up to four children, for £58. Or, if you fancy a day trip, adult tickets are £19, and kids under 12 go free! Visit www.foodiesfestival.com/oxford-food-festival to find out more or to book tickets online.
If you're an 80s music addict and you love that music festival atmosphere then Rewind South is the event for you! Rewind South is just one of a number of successful Rewind events across the country. It is being held at Temple Island Meadows in Henley-on-Thames from the 16th August to 18th August 2019, with an impressive line up of iconic performers including Lulu, Heather Small, Kim Appleby, UB40, Michael Bolton and Belinda Carlisle. If that list doesn't get you all misty eyed with 80s nostalgia, nothing will! There are a number of stages delivering music to suit all music tastes between Friday and Sunday, allowing you to float between stages and studios over the weekend, and really experience this event to the full. There is also a range of extra events including family friendly activities, a silent disco, and plenty of food and drink. Day tickets are £69 for adults and £25 for children aged 10-17, and weekend tickets are £120 for adults and £40 for children. Visit south.rewindfestival.com for more details or to book tickets.
The Big Feastival
For the more high brow of foodies, the Big Feastival is also happening over the August bank holiday weekend, on 23rd to 25th August 2019 at Alex James' Farm in the Cotswolds. If you're looking for the perfect combination of an eclectic music festival and delicious food and drink, then this is the event for you and your family. The line up of music performers includes big names such as Rudimental, Lewis Capaldi, Jess Glynne and Jonas Blue. You'll also see appearances from top name chefs including Raymond Blanc, Prue Leith, Andi Oliver and Tom Brown, who will be on stage providing cookery demonstrations to get your mouth watering. The diverse food offering includes street food, a Friday night supper club, a cheese bar, artisan food and drink markets and a breakfast bar. There is plenty for the kids to do too, so bring the family along. Tickets start at £67 for an adult day ticket and £40 for teens (under 12s get in free), or if you want to go the whole hog and stay for the weekend then weekend passes are £157.50 for adults, £90 for teens and £30 for under 12s. There really is too much going on to list it all, so if you'd like to find out more and get your tummy rumbling in anticipation, then visit www.thebigfeastival.com.
This run down is just a little taster of some of the events and festivals going on in and around Oxfordshire during August 2019. Other headlines include folk festivals, a crime fiction weekend at St. Hilda's College and the Uffington White Horse Festival. You might even see some of the Thame Cars team at some of these awesome events! Hopefully this guide gives you some great ideas for places to visit with the family this summer. If you can't get enough of this year's summer festivals, visit Daily Info for more information about what's going on during August 2019 and into the Autumn.