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The Wallingford Food Festival bows out following a successful 2015!

Audience clapping.
It is with a great deal of sadness that we have to announce that 2015 was the final Wallingford Food Festival. After 5 years of going from strength to strength, winning awards and creating an event that Wallingford is justly proud of, continuing the growth and success of the Festival requires increasing time commitments that the small team of organisers can no longer sustain. Whilst being supported by Aspire and friends and family prior and during the Festival week-end, the festival has, sadly been less successful at securing wider buy-in. Without additional support, we cannot continue to...

Updated Chef Sessions

As with every plan made there are last minute changes that happen and we are delighted to announce two additions to our chef sessions.  First, we have Judith Starling from Wild Baker talking about sourdough bread and her passion for it. Also Nick Gay from the Oxford Chelt Wine School will kick off with a session on wine. What a lovely way to start the festival.  Also we welcome Paul Bellchambers - The Late Chef - to the role of hosting the demos. He is excited and looking forward to being the host this year. Check out the new running order on the website for...

The Garden Cafe broadcast from this years festival!

Phil Mercer - presenter at BBC Radio Oxford
Wow, exciting news! We are delighted to welcome "Foodie" Phil Mercer, host of the Garden Cafe on BBC Radio Oxford every Sunday from 12 till 2, to this years festival. Phil will be broadcasting his show from the festival on Sunday 17th May! Chatting with some of the producers, chefs and visitors on the day Phil will no doubt find out about the passion and dedication of the producers, the skills of the chefs and why people love food and drink! We are so excited having Phil , along with Christine Wallace,presenting the Garden Cafe from the fifth Wallingford Food Festival! Come along...

Demonstrations announced for 2015!

Tartas Manzana
The demonstration line up for 2015 is now on the website. Have a look and see the fantastic range of flavours and styles that are offered by the chefs who are cooking for the festival this year.  Alan Coxon is joining us again. He only demonstrates at  two festivals and Wallingford is one! We look forward to his dazzling chef skills being on show again!We also have a number of returning chefs including: Christine Wallace, of Bake Off fame, Nick Galer who now runs the Miller of Mansfield in Goring and has a fabluous menu on offer there, Kelly Mauger from the WI Cookery School and...

Just Right Marquees

We are pleased to annouce that Just Right Marquees have become more involved with this years festival. They have been a supporter of the festival from the beginining but we welcome the great involvement supporting the music and celebrations of our fifth birthday! Thank you to Simon Maugham and his team at Just Right Marquees. For more information got to http://www.justrightmarquees.co.uk 

More Producers joining the 2015 Festival!

We are looking forward to welcoming a number of new producers to this years festival.  These include:- A Bitt Chilli, Supreme Sausages, Pedalling Strawberries, Smoke and Thyme, Simply Honest Curry, Gelarto, Couture Treats, Horsebox Coffee, Cheese Makers Choice, Cotswold Baking, Toro Poco, Tuyens Kitchen, and Signature Curry. It demonstrates that there are a growing number of food and drink producers in the area and the festival is a celebration of all these creative, passionate companies.  Make sure you get along to the festival this year and don't forget you can buy...

Aiming for Gold

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence Silver
Fresh from winning a silver medal in the 2014 Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Awards for the Category Tourism Event of the Year back in December, the Wallingford Food Festival Team is hard at work cooking up a mouth-watering programme for this year’s (local) feast on 16 and 17 May, with our sight firmly set on winning Gold for next year. Our aim is not to make things bigger just to attract more visitors but improve on our offer to fulfil our goals: Showcase the extensive range of local food producers available in the area Make it easier for people to embrace...

Winning Again!!!

We have some very exciting news - Wallingford Food Festival has been selected as one of the Finalists for the third year running in the Tourism Event Category for 2014/2015 Beautiful South Tourism Awards.  This award is supported by Shepherd Naeme but more importantly no matter what happens we will receive an award when the ceremony takes place on the 4th December.

Wallingford Food Festival Makes a Donation to Aspire

The Festival couldn’t run over two days without the support of the brilliant charity, Aspire Oxford. Their volunteers give us their time for the whole weekend and help in any and every way they can. To show our appreciation we have presented Aspire with £800 raised by the Festival. £300 is being given to buy new equipment for the kitchen at their offices in Oxford, where they run training courses and events for their volunteers – all of whom need to be fed and watered. The remaining £500 is for a Food Festival Scholarship, which can be used by any Aspire...

FSB Magazine Article

Wallingford Food Festival FSB Magazine Article
The Federation of Small Businesses has just published an article about the Wallingford Food Festival in the their latest national magazine. We have a copy of the FSB artical available for you to downalod.

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 With over 450 local food and drink producers in Oxfordshire. The festival showcases many of these passionate producers. Come and see for yourself!

Live Music

Live Music

Music has become part of the festival and we endeavour for find new and exciting bands to entertain over the weekend. We are looking forward to this years exciting line up!

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Cool! The clever way to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew http://t.co/BoTp7UzFZW
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Makes cooking fun! 11 crazy fruits that will take your taste buds around the world http://t.co/KgnV5Pto8x
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