This year’s 16th annual Headington Festival is on June 1st and 2nd 2019.
On Saturday from 10am to 2pm 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 balloon artist, and a caricaturist to entertain and educate and a special section for children that will include face painting and a petting zoo.
From 5pm the Round Table will host the evening’s event in Bury Knowle Park. There will be a bar with local musicians to get the evening going and then when it is dark, a free showing of a family friendly film.
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.
The festival in the park is a real community event with many of the stalls being taken up by voluntary organisations that are active in Headington. It’s a chance for them to introduce what they do and to recruit others to join them .
People who came last year commented that it was ‘a fabulous event in a beautiful park’; ‘my kids have spent the whole afternoon with the farm animals – thank you’; ‘I didn’t know there was so much going on in Headington’ and ‘just so welcoming’ and one volunteer said, ‘I never imagined I’d find being in park with loads of over-excited kids such fun, but it was!’.
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.