Did you buy your Chippy News summer edition?
If not, don’t worry, it’s still on sale around town. And it has a great centre spread of things to do this summer; events big and small.
There’s still plenty of fetes and festivals to catch throughout August – festivals first, fetes lower down – lots of excuses to get out and about!
BBC Countryfile Live – Thurs-Sun 1-4 August, Blenheim Palace.
Family fun day out. Wildlife zone, ice cream parlour. Shires & Shetlands. Meet favourite presenters & TV chefs. Waterside activities. Adults £26.40/£13.20 child. www.countryfilelive.com
Wilderness – Thurs-Sun 1-4 August, Cornbury Park.
Multi-genre music festival set amongst rich forests, lakes and parklands. Escapism, creative freedom and flourishing cultures – plus debates, theatre, arts, comedy, dance, & boutiques. www.wildernessfestival.com
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – Thurs-Sat 8-10th August.
Three-day open-air festival of rock, pop and folk includes host band Fairport Convention and many more acts. Three market areas, catering, craft and clothing stalls. Large camping area. www.fairportconvention.com
The Big Feastival – Fri-Sun 23-25th August, Alex James’ Farm, Kingham.
A feel-good festival of food and music for all the family. Headliners: Rudimental’s DJ set, Jess Glynne, Elbow, Lewis Capaldi. Top chefs. Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, vintage funfair. Camping and glamping village. www.thebigfeastival.com
Now the summer fairs and fetes:
South Newington Flower & Produce Show
Sat 10 August 1.30pm with village fete. Marquee, Silver Band, Fun Dog Show, children’s fancy dress
Sat 10 August 1– 5pm, at Sports & Social Club, opened by Graeme Garden. Dog show, crafts, Heythrop Zoo, Archery, bouncy castle, rides, skittles and more.
Shipton-Under-Wychwood Village Fair
Mon 26 August 12noon-4pm New Beaconsfield Hall. Game, Whiskey, stalls, Fun Dog Show (waggiest tail etc), Falconry, Witney Town Band, go-karts, penny arcade
Whichford & Ascott Flower Show & Fete
Mon 26 August 1.30-5pm village green. Flower & craft show, vintage plane flypast, live music, Fun dogs, children’s games, Birds of prey & owls.
Wychwood Forest Fair
Sun 1 Sept 11am-5pm. Little Park, Cornbury. Wychwood Project main event. Wychwood Barn Owl and Flora groups, rural crafts, children’s fun fair, Morris dancing, beer tent. See www.wychwoodproject.org
The summer News has much more – open gardens, bus trips, the Lido, Town History Trail, what’s on at The Theatre and much more.