It’s gonna be a jam packed Bank Holiday weekend here in Oxfordshire so get planning with our guide to what’s on. Here are our top picks!

PLOUGHFEST SUNDAY AUGUST 27, THE PLOUGH IN WEST HANNEY, 12 NOON UNTIL LATE. Free admission. Back for a second year, expect a fun-filled day in the picturesque Oxfordshire community pub, which promises to be bigger and better than ever. READ ABOUT IT HERE Aimed at locals and visitors alike, think great food, family-friendly activities, a stonking live music line-up, heady atmosphere and exciting activities. Plus of course some great food and drink. See you there! For more info on The Plough at West Hanney go to


BLIPPI: THE WONDERFUL WORLD TOUR! IS AT OXFORD PLAYHOUSE UNTIL SATURDAY AUGUST 26 for the ultimate curiosity adventure. Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party. Age 2-7.

THE FIELD KITCHEN OXFORD, BOARS HILL, SATURDAY AUGUST 26. An experience that’s second to none as former Lemon Tree chef Rupert Whitaker brings his final two pop-up dinners to Boars Hill. READ ABOUT IT HERE Enjoy lakeside views from sharing tables and a separate bar. The menus focus on wood-fired cooking, but to give you an idea think pineapple, coriander and pork belly flatbreads, pork tomahawk, salsa verde, borlotti or miso pomegranate aubergine sesame for mains, finished off with a strawberry creme pâtissier tart. Aperitif, crostini, three courses and wine for £65 a head. Dates include Saturday August 26 and September 9. BOOK HERE and find out more information at

Rupert Whitaker on site in Boar’s Hill

BIG FEASTIVAL, KINGHAM, AUGUST 25-27 – As always The Big Feastival has got a stunning music and food line-up ready for festival-goers on Alex James’ Kingham farm this weekend. READ ABOUT IT HERE Sigrid, Tom Grennan and Blossoms will headline, alongside The VaccinesRick Astley, and Melanie C. They will be joined by top chefs Asma Khan, Nathan Outlaw, Anna Haugh and Ching He Huang MBE READ ABOUT THE CULINARY OFFERING HERE Plus loads more entertainment across the weekend with fun for the whole family. To book and for more info go to

The Big Feastival

BLACK HORSE, STANDLAKE, AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY BEER FESTIVAL, August 25-28 where the brews will flow, the music rock and fun is there to be had by all. Enjoy a great curation of ales and ciders, live music to get you up on your feet and some mouth-watering food options as well as a bouncy castle for the kids.

The Black Horse, Standlake

WOODSTOCK LIVE – SAT AUGUST 26- SUN 27 (with music in town venues on Friday 25) ​Back in the Town Square and free to attend, with a line-up bursting with talented, exciting live acts including Dvi Doli, Dolly Mavies, Hux, The Brass Funkeys, Life Underground, ​New Accelerator, ​Tom Webber, ​Fletchr Fletchr, ​The Inflatables, ​​​​​The Hex Collective feat. Natalia,​The Lost Art, ​Mid Air, ​Sym and The Shady Branch Band, ​Brook Ellingworth, ​Bankside Blues Band, ​The Guitar Legends, ​Krissy Matthews Band and ​The Shapes. ​Local venues including The Back Lane Tavern, The Crown, The Feathers and Woodstock Social Club will also be providing live music on the Friday evening as a warm up for the big weekend. And don’t worry here will be food and drink aplenty with The Bar on The Square, ‘Alex Crèpes and other local bars and restaurants.

Woodstock Live

THE GREYHOUND, LETCOMBE REGIS, BANK HOLIDAY GARDEN PARTY, MONDAY 28TH AUGUST Celebrate summer and book your slot at our popular Late Summer Bank Holiday Monday Garden Party. The very talented Dan Greenaway will be playing live in the garden from from 3-5pm. Head chef Martin Sherriff and his team will be cooking in the garden with their giant paella pan again! Food will be served from 12-4pm. Book here

Martin Sherriff with his paella

FOODIES FESTIVAL OXFORD 26 AUGUST – 28 AUGUST, HEADINGTON SOUTH PARKS. A fun day out for all the family and the UK’s largest celebration of food and drink. Top chefs cook in the Chef’s Theatre; there’s wine, beer, and cocktails in the Drink’s Theatre, live entertainment on stage. Kids can learn to cook too in the Children’s Cookery Theatre, watch Michelin-starred chefs, MasterChef Champions, Great British Menu winners and top local chefs cooking their signature recipes. Watch headliners Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Scouting for Girls and Martin Kemp. Feast on delicious street food or join the Hot Chilli Challenge.

Oxford Foodies Festival