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Autumn Fest

Saturday 1st October - Sunday 2nd October 2022

Harvest is the perfect time to come together with our community and share the enterprising projects at Blenheim and across the region, including initiatives to support declining bee and insect populations, woodland renewal and clean waterways alongside many others that look to an exciting, sustainable future.

Our Michaelmas Market will be welcoming 50 independent traders from across the county alongside artisanal food stalls that celebrate the new “no-dig” regenerative farming plot in the Walled Garden. Celebrity food writer and chef, Ursula Ferrigno of Jericho Kitchen will be creating fabulous fresh pasta bowls using produce picked straight from the garden. Advance booking recommended!

 

Social enterprise brewery Tap Social will be running the bar with a focus on unusual non-alcoholic beverages as well as delicious local beers, ciders and the Blenheim gin created by local distillery Sky Wave and fresh apple juice pressing and tasting from Tiddly Pommes.

A host of super fun games, local music, theatre from the WhatNot Theatre, the fabulous Vegetable Nannies from Plunge Boom and the incredible Chivaree Circus will perform Saturday’s finale alongside many further entertainments and activities for all ages, all making Autumn Fest a (sustainable!) highlight event of the year. You can view and book on to our exciting talks and workshops below.

Highlights:

Sunningwell Art School. Tap Social Bar. "No-dig" regenerative garden from Worthy Earth and Orchard. Tiddly Pommes Apple Juice Tastings & Pressing. WhatNot Theatre, The Wonderful World of Insects Game Show. Circus walk about performers and family circus skills workshops. Saturday finale with Chivaree Circus. Plunge Boom’s Vegetable Nannies. Expert talks, workshops, honey, gin and chocolate tastings. Michaelmas Independent Market - 50 traders supporting best sustainable local produce. Delicious artisan food stalls. Hook Norton shire horse wild foraging. Family games & entertainments. Harvest Sports Arena. Giant Hay Bale Pyramid. Sculpture Trail from the Oxford Sculptor Group. Pop-ups from Blenheim forestry partner Nicholsons, Animalltea, Sustainable Woodstock & Good Food Oxfordshire, Proudfoot & Co. Scarecrow Competition & Wishing Bugs. Photography & Mindfulness Walks. Live Music. Late opening to 19.30 Saturday.

WONDER. ENGAGE. PLAY.

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Event Information

  • Tickets required
    Palace, Park & Gardens, Park & Gardens or an Annual Pass.
  • Date Saturday 1st October, 09.30 - 19.30 - Sunday 2nd October 2022, 09.30 - 17.00
  • Price Entertainment is included within ticket prices or valid Annual Pass. Some activities are at an additional cost.
  • Accessibility Mobiloo available on Sunday 2nd October
  • Annual Pass Free with Annual Pass. Some activities may cost extra.
  • Dogs Dogs are allowed in this event.

A peek of what's in store...