The 16th annual Festival was another great success with thousands enjoying two sunny (most of the time) days of fun, food, films, information and entertainment. The 17th annual Festival will be on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2020.

What happened at the last Festival

A grand RAFFLE will be running up to and during the Festival with the prizes of £100, a trial glider flight, annual passes to the Botanic Garden, and more! Draw on Sunday at 4:30pm.

On Saturday from 10am until 2pm the Saturday Festival and the Weekly Market in the London Road will buzz with a variety of craft and food stalls. To make it even more special there will be music,  a choir, a balloon artist and a  caricaturist to entertain and educate with a special section for children that will include face painting and a petting zoo.

Later, on Saturday in Bury Knowle Park from 3pm the Round Table will host the late afternoon and evening’s events. There will be a  bar (Real Ale, Gin, Soft Drinks, Hot Food) with local musicians  to get the evening going and then, starting at 6pm, the first of TWO FREE FILMS – at 6pm we will be showing Ralph Breaks the Internet PG and at 9pm Black Panther 12A .

For more details of Saturday’s events go to our Saturday page.

On the Sunday we expect thousands to come to Bury Knowle Park between 1pm and 5pm. The Sunday Festival is a bit like a village fete with stalls, food, drinks, sports tasting sessions and a funfair. There  will be farm animals for children to get up close to and learn about,  entertainment from dance groups and musicians and the ever popular Colonel Custard with his magic and circus tricks (with a chance for children to participate). Entry to the festival, the farm and  all the events in the entertainment area is FREE.

A very exciting event is the children’s photography competition in local schools in the lead up to the festival (organised in conjunction with Science Oxford).  Prizes will be awarded in the Sunday in the Park and we look forward to proud children (and their parents) being rewarded for their creativity and effort.

For more details of Sunday’s events go to our Sunday page.

We hope that everyone will come again this year and support those who have put so much effort into showing that Headington is a  lively and fun place in which to live work and study.

If you would like to volunteer personally or  to book a stall  for your organisation you can do this via the Volunteer or Stallholders pages or the Contact us page on this website.

Sponsors and Supporters

Headington Festival would not be possible without the generous support of the following organizations.

Headington Festival would not be possible without the generous support of the following organizations.

Doris Field Trust
Finders Keepers
Headington Action
Headington Community Centre
National Lottery
Greenplant Ltd
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford City Council
Oxford Round Table
Oxford University
Science Oxford
Scott Fraser