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Autumn Festival

24th - 26th September & 1st - 3rd October

New for this year celebrate Harvest with our food market, dragon maze trail, live music, family games, entertainment and much more!

You will be greeted by our harvest dragon, before wondering through our market stalls showcasing locally produced food, beverages, crafts and gifts. Tastings and demonstrations will tickle your taste buds along the way, whilst pausing for the live music.

Get involved with workshops, foraging and walks to explore the grounds and work up an appetite for a bite from our Michaelmas Food Market as your reward.

Visit the pumpkin patch, before submitting your own prized home grown vegetables into our competition. Then try your hand at one of the endless family games and entertainment to keep everyone having fun.

Download a map of the Autumn Festival

Don't miss any of the action

From hands on workshops to live music we have a jam packed schedule of activities for all the family. Check out the schedule for each day of our Autumn Festival and pre-book your activities online to make sure you make the most of your day out at our new Autumn Festival.

Friday 24th September Saturday 25th September Sunday 26th September

Friday 1st October Saturday 2nd October Sunday 3rd October 

For the little and big kids!

Enjoy an abundance of Harvest Games and races from – Coconut Boules, Pumpkin Bowling, Giant Beer Pong, Potato Take-Down, create your own teams for Sack, "Gourd & Spoon" and Hobby Horse races. Climb the giant hay bale pyramid or chase the little ones through the Piggy-in-the-middle mini maze! Wish Upon a Dragon, enter the Scarecrow Family competition (best dressed wins!), and bring your own Wonky Veg (most bizarre wins Christmas tickets) enjoy our puppet shows or theatre productions, some mystic goings on in the Orchard, cracking live Oxford Folk bands, and don’t forget the Dragon maze – keep your ears open as you go!

The Blenheim Orange Bar

Come have a delicious drink in the festival bar, named after the famous Blenheim Orange Apple, with everything from Craft Beers, Ciders through to English Sparkling Wine. All sourced from local brewers and wine and spirit producers.

Why not try a cocktail using great spirits from local distilleries, these perfectly blended drinks have been designed for the festival, including the Autumn Spiced Rum Punch and the English Garden.

Event Information

Dogs are not permitted at this event as it is held in our Walled Garden.
  • Tickets required
    Palace, Park & Gardens, Park & Gardens or an Annual Pass.
  • Date 24th - 26th September & 1st - 3rd October
  • Time 9.30 - 17.00
  • Price Entertainment is included within ticket prices or valid Annual Pass. Some activities are at an additional cost.
  • Annual Pass Free with Annual Pass. Some activities may cost extra.

Palace, Park and Gardens

Donate your Palace, Park and Gardens ticket to our charity when purchasing to convert to a free Annual Pass. Book Tickets

Autumn at Blenheim Palace

This new and exciting celebration of all things Harvest and Michaelmas is an event inspired by Charlotte Lloyd Webber. Here she talks about what you can look forward to, as well as some sneaky peaks behind the scenes as we get ready.

Autumn at Blenheim Palace

This new and exciting celebration of all things Harvest and Michaelmas is an event inspired by Charlotte Lloyd Webber. Here she talks about what you can look forward to, as well as some sneaky peaks behind the scenes as we get ready.

A peek of what's in store...

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