Witney Food Festival
Hopes to inspire all ages to appreciate good food so channel your inner cook...
Witney Festival of Food and Drink is back for a third year on Saturday 16 May at St Mary's Church, Church Green, Witney, OX28 4AW.
Chris Keating of Wychwood Brewey will officially open proceedings at 10:00am.
The festival aims to celebrate and promote the myriad of producers in our area so take time to browse and sample the local, artisan food and drink stalls in and around the church and wonder at the range of products.
When you start feeling peckish, head over to the Food Court at Henry Box School and devour a delicious, freshly cooked lunch and enjoy a pint of locally brewed ale to wash it down. Complete the foodie's dream day out with a homemade cream tea in the Festival cafe, which will be open all day, along with the Festival Beer Tent, for those looking for something stronger.
The Festival hopes to inspire all ages to appreciate good food so channel your inner cook and update those culinary talents in the Skills Tent where local experts will be sharing the tricks of the trade with short demonstrations. Amuse the kids with the farm and food related activities on offer in the Children's Tent where Farmer James and his friends aim to cultivate young minds with anything from butter making to storytelling.
Kick back and soak up the festival atmosphere on the beautiful Church Green with performances of live music and dance. Morris and Maypole dancers, belly dancers and bell ringers, even the Town Band, will perform throughout the day. To round off the day, chance your luck with a raffle ticket and win vouchers for up to £100, or take part in the tombola with loads of foodie prizes.
To top it all, Alexander Armstrong, actor, presenter and comedian, will be coming to the festival!