Blenheim Palace – Food Festival – 27th to 29th May

This year’s enhanced festival will feature more demonstrations, more local producers and more tastings than ever before, with a fantastic range of food, drink and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The festival promises regional food and drink from 120 stallholders, including artisan bakers, craft brewers, gourmet burgers, international cuisine, traditional ice creams and handmade sweets.

There will be plenty of interactive food events and tastings, and the Demonstration Theatre will have a packed programme of events. Check back closer to the time for more details.

Traditional hay bale picnic areas and special activities for children will help to create a memorable day out for the whole family. Dogs on leads are welcome at this event, but will not be allowed into the Pleasure Gardens area.

Serving something for everyone to enjoy, the Food Festival is sure to be a delicious day out. Please note that this event is organised by an external company. For more information please visit

Highlights of this year’s Blenheim Palace Food Festival include:

  • Jean-Christophe Novelli, celebrity chef
  • Bill & Jack, 2016 BBC TV Masterchef finalists
  • Rob Kennedy, executive chef from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst with over 85 culinary awards including 20 gold medals
  • Mark Peregrine, head chef, Raymond Blanc Cookery School
  • Emma North, chef at the Nut Tree Inn near Blenheim Palace where he has held a Michelin star for the past eight years
  • Marlow Renton from Wild Food UK, who will lead foraging walks
  • Nick Deverell-Smith, head chef/proprietor The Churchill Arms at Paxford
  • Kathy Slack “Gluts & Gluttony” on growing your own kitchen garden
  • Hanna Sillitoe, author of “Radiant” full of recipes that help to heal the skin
  • Wine and beer pairings
  • Children’s activities – cookery workshops, face paintings

Time: 10.00 – 1730
Admission: Adults £15.30, Child £7.10, Park & Gardens Ticket required.