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28 - 30 August 2021

What to expect

The UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink is back for its 12th year as Oxford Foodies Festival returns to Oxford South Parks. Around 25,000 visitors will flock to the city for a fantastic blend of star chefs and chart-topping music. The new MasterChef Champion, Tom Rhodes will also be at Foodies Festival.

Head to the festival for the biggest celebration yet of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music with headliners:

Saturday 28th August Toploader
Sunday 29th August The Killerz
Monday 30th August Scouting for Girls


Tom will be joined by the other finalists, Alexina Anatole, Mike Tomkins and Laura Michael as well as previous MasterChef Champions including the 2020 winner Thomas Frake and reigning MasterChef Professionals Champion Alex Webb cooking their winning recipes for you.

Watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin star and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes in The Chefs Theatre and giving you top tips. The line up includes MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2020 Alex Webb, MasterChef Finalist 2021 Laura Michael, Michelin Starred Chef Patron Mike North at Nut Tree Inn, MasterChef Finalist 2020 Sandy Tang and Nick Galer at The Miller with many more to be announced.

Learn how to make show stopping cakes in The Cake & Bake Theatre at the festivals with Bake Off Winner 2021 Peter Sawkins, Bake Off Winner 2016 Candice Brown as well as GBBO 2020 Finalists Laura Adlington, Dave Friday and Bake Off favourite Hermine who will share their best baking hints and tips live on stage with easy to make recipes that are as delicious to look at as they are to eat. Indulge in afternoon tea staples such as lemon drizzle loaf, delicious buns, chocolate delights, as well as gluten free and vegan sweet treats and you’ll get a treat at the end of it.

Sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails in The Drinks Theatre, eat delicious street food from around the world, taste new flavours, meet artisan producers, have fun all day with chilli eating competitions and food challenges plus brand new extended Kids Zone with Kids Cookery theatre by SuperChefs.

We have released new weekend tickets which let you enjoy three days of great food, great music and great fun, plus day tickets if you prefer to come for the day. Don’t forget that children under 12 and dogs get in for free.

From braving the chilli eating competition to meeting some of your favourite chefs, this festival is 100% worth the
train to Oxford.

How to get there

Travel with GWR to Oxford station and then it’s a short 20 minute journey on bus numbers 4, 4A, 4B and 4C.

For more information, check out the Oxford Foodies Festival website.

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