Friday, 28 June 2013

Foodie Events - JULY

Location: Oxford, UK
FoodieOnTour - Food Events OxfordshireCORNBURY FESTIVAL
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July. Gates open at Midday on Friday 5th July
The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
Tickets required
My husband would never forgive me if I didn't occasionally mention ale or beer - so here's one for him.... Cornbury Festival may well be a fantastic music festival, but that does not mean they haven't considered the food and drink angle, with award-winning Hook Norton brewery creating a special festival beer to mark the 10th anniversary of the event. On sale in the 43 Hook Norton pubs, the beer will be available throughout the weekend at Cornbury Music Festival.
You can expect similar food stalls to those you would find at Glastonbury. As far as local food goes, there will be a pig roast run by Charlbury Pre School, The Great Tew Tea Tent will be providing freshly home made cakes & other tasty treats, tea & coffee, plus Barnaby Sykes, Pie Maker, will be there with hand made pies using free-range meat, free-range sausage rolls and mash.

Food Events Oxford
Saturday 6th July
Events running throughout the day all around Oxford
The first weekend of July is set to be a corker in Oxford, with Alice's Day, run by The Story Museum, taking over the city on the Saturday and Cowley Road Carnival taking over East Oxford on the Sunday. Kicking the weekend off is a fun packed day of events, all themed around ‘Nonsense’, to celebrate the first telling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, on the River Thames in Oxford. Shops, museums, libraries, restaurants & cafes will be taking part, each providing their own activity or entertainment.
The Vaults & Garden Cafe, G&D Cafe, The Ashmoleum Dining Room, Cafe Loco, The Perch, Malmaison & The Old Fire Station are all taking part - think Mad Hatter's Tea Parties and Alice themed food!

Food Events Oxford
Sunday 7th July, 12noon - 7pm
Cowley Road, Oxford
Free and open to all
For any of you planning to drive down Cowley Road on 7th July - don't bother! The entire road will be shut tight, from The Plain to Magdalen Road from 8am-9pm. Don't complain though, because something fabulous is taking place - The Cowley Road Carnival!!
The highlight of the event is a procession, kicking off and 2.15pm, which includes local schools and community groups. Celebrating 100 years of car making in Oxford, the theme this year is 'Wheels of Change'. Don't think that's all though - a carnival wouldn't be a carnival without music, and music there will be! With numerous stages and sound systems up and down Cowley Road, there will be plenty to get you moving; there will also be a number of arts & craft stalls to peak your interest. 
I couldn't feature an event without telling you about the food - you won't go hungry, with crepes, ice cream, Caribbean food, doughnuts, roast pork, vegan food, soup, noodles, cakes, sandwiches and waffles all available on the day!

Food Events Oxfordshire
Wednesday 10th - Sunday 14th July, evenings.
Henley-on-Thames RG9 2LY
Running for five fantastic evenings, the Henley Festival is an elegant arts festival featuring an impressive line up of big music and comedy acts (headline acts include The Beach Boys, Jamie Cullum, Madness and Paloma Faith), along with a floating stage, black ties, sharp suits, designer dresses, an armada of pleasure boats, dance, street theatre, art, sculpture and roving eccentrica, fireworks AND late night parties!! Heard enough yet?
For all the foodies it doesn't end there - sip champagne beside the Thames; enjoy award winning Indian cuisine courtesy of Spice Merchant; tuck into some beautiful French food from Harpers Bar Brasserie; grab a light meal at Café du Soir; enjoy a sumptuous dinner created by Albert and son Michel Roux Jr at La Scala; partake in some less formal dining at the Terrace Restaurant; or go all out and reserve a table for the entire evening at Roux at the Riverside, with Albert and his son, Michel Roux Jr, creating a lavish dinner for you.

Food Events Oxfordshire
12th - 14th July
Carswell Golf & Country Club, Carswell, SN7 8PU
Tickets required
Three days of family festival fun, Ox-Fest celebrates Oxfordshire with a line up of local talent, performers, tribute bands, food and drink. Tributes include: MICHAEL BUBLE TRIBUTE, ABBA, THE BEATLES, GIRLS ALOUD, BLACK EYED PEAS, MADNESS/SKA, BOB MARLEY, TAKE THAT, FLEETWOOD MAC, ELVIS, ROD STEWART, BLUES BROTHERS & BON JOVI!
Food & drink is well and truly covered too, with: Thai/Indian from The Snooty Mehmaan; drinks from the Shush Bar; real ale from The Shoulder of Mutton; coffee/tea from Hackett's Coffee Bar; pizza from Rico's Pizza Shack; gourmet burgers from Dockwoods; cocktails from Katalystic Events; plus popcorn, crepes or waffles!!!
PLUS... 2 PEOPLE CAN WIN FREE FOOD & DRINK at Ox-Fest...! And breath...

Food Events Oxfordshire
Saturday 13th July, 11am - 11pm
Boddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Free Entry (all donations welcome)
Featuring a number of local performers across two stages (one at The Horse and Jockey and one at The Plough Inn), Bodfest is a weekend of activities aimed to cater for all ages. As well as plenty of live music, you will also find lots of fab local producers in the Street Market, taking place on Church Street and Town Furlong. Food producers on the day include: now regulars to the events scene, Secret Pizza Society and Shredded Meat Co., providing amazing pizza and delectable barbecue meat; Caribbean Fusion with their Caribbean street food; Great Fayre serving up wraps and paninis; Webb's Donuts for the sweet toothed and espresso addicts; Abigail's Vintage Scoop with ice cream & candies; Chipping Norton Tea Set; Fresh Delights dishing up sweet & savoury toasted sandwiches; Eden Cafe with their proper home made food; Cakes by Shirley; plus Wild Berries and their preserves. There will also be a Food Court on the day.

Saturday 13th July 
The Thame Showground, Kingsey Road, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3JL 
Tickets required
Activities throughout the day include Pig Agility, Horse Whisperers, Falconry, Sheepdogs, Terrier Racing and Gundogs, plus skills such as hedge laying, stone walling, broom making and more. Displays also include two top class show jumping competitions, plus a cattle parade, classic cars, agricultural display and parade of hounds. Music will be provided by the 1066 Pipes and Drums, who will be performing twice. If you fancy taking part yourself, then bring your dog along for the dog show!
There will be a Food Hall on site, plus this year marks the introduction of a Food and Drink Village, featuring food retailers and fantastic local food producers and breweries selling a wide range of food and beer. 

Friday 26th July, all day
Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0QA
Free Entry
As a thank you to all their customers, old & new, Victoria Arms invite you to celebrate summer with them. Website:

So, with plenty to do in July... there's no reason to be bored!
FoodieOnTour x

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