What’s on in Oxfordshire this September

Oxford City & Oxfordshire | Magazine 

whats on in oxfordshire this september

Discover the exciting lineup of events and activities taking place in Oxfordshire this September. Here are just a few of the many things happening:

Oxford Wine Festival 2023

Friday 8 September and Saturday 09 September
Oxford Union building, Frewin Court, Oxford, OX1 3JB

Set within the iconic Oxford Union building, the Oxford Wine Festival brings together over 40 esteemed merchants and vineyards to celebrate the wonders of the grape.

Chat with winemakers and merchants and explore your preferred wine styles and uncover the essence behind your taste preferences. With a remarkable selection of hundreds of award-winning, rare, and extraordinary wines hailing from over twenty-five countries.

The festival’s vibrant atmosphere is complemented with live music and food. The Oxford Wine Festival has earned its place in Decanter’s esteemed Top 10 Wine Festivals in the World, not just once, but twice!

The festival spans three sessions, each lasting four hours:

  • Friday Evening: 6pm-10pm
  • Saturday Afternoon: 12.30pm-4.30pm
  • Saturday Evening: 6pm-10pm

With your ticket, you’ll be provided with 11 wine samples – additional tasting vouchers can be purchased. Tickets for the Oxford Wine Festival are £23.50 each.

Please click here to visit their website for more information and to book tickets.

Henley Farm & Country Show 2023

Saturday 09 September
Henley Showground, Oxon, RG9 3AS,

Discover the legacy of Henley Show, one of Oxfordshire’s premier agricultural events since 1891.

Held at the picturesque Henley Showground near Hambleden, Henley on Thames, this renowned one-day extravaganza has delighted families and attracted thousands of visitors year after year. Organised by the Henley and District Agricultural Association, a local charity supporting agricultural organisations, the 2023 Henley Farm & Country Show promises a fun-filled day of entertainment and celebration.

Take advantage of the advanced showground ticket prices, adults can purchase tickets for £12, concessions for £8, and children under 16 enter for free. Please note that the ticket line closes at midnight on 09 September. Alternatively, showground tickets are available on the day at the gate, with prices at £15 for adults, £10 for concessions, and free entry for children under 16.

For further information and to book tickets, please click here to visit their website.

Blood Brothers

Tuesday 12 September to Saturday 16 September
Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2LW

The acclaimed musical “Blood Brothers” takes centre stage from Tuesday 12th September to Saturday 16th September at the Oxford Playhouse. Penned by the renowned playwright Willy Russell, this unforgettable production tells the poignant story of twins who are separated at birth and grow up in contrasting circumstances, only to be reunited later in life with tragic consequences.

With a legacy of success, few musicals can compare to the extraordinary acclaim received by “Blood Brothers.” Under the masterful direction of Bill Kenwright, this production has achieved a remarkable milestone of over 10,000 performances in London’s esteemed West End. It stands tall as one of only three musicals in history to attain such a feat. Affectionately dubbed the “Standing Ovation Musical,” it consistently leaves audiences spellbound, prompting thunderous applause and overwhelming approval.

For more information and tickets, please click here to visit their website.

Shrek the Musical

Tuesday 19 September to Sunday 24 September
New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

Step into a world of adventure and laughter with the sensational musical “Shrek.” Join the beloved ogre and his faithful companion Donkey as they embark on an extraordinary quest filled with unexpected friendships and surprising romance.

This enchanting production is the perfect night out for both the young and the young at heart. With its irresistible charm, Shrek the Musical guarantees a delightful experience for all ages, leaving you dancing and laughing throughout the entire show. Prepare to be swept away by the magical atmosphere and heart-warming story that will stay with you long after the curtains close.

Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, this award-winning musical has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Its irresistible blend of humour, heart, and adventure has made it a timeless favourite.

For further information and to book tickets, please click here to visit their website.

Blenheim Palace Sponsored Horse Ride

Friday 22nd September 2023

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Get ready for an unforgettable equestrian experience at the Blenheim Palace Sponsored Horse Ride on Friday, 22nd September 2023. In support of Abingdon Riding for the Disabled (RDA), this event offers horse riders the chance to traverse a stunning 7-mile course, with an optional extended 10-mile route for those seeking an extra challenge.

RDA, the Riding for the Disabled Association, is a remarkable organisation dedicated to providing life-changing experiences for disabled children and adults. By participating in this sponsored ride, you’ll not only have an incredible day out but also contribute to this meaningful cause.

This is your opportunity to ride within the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace, graciously permitted by His Grace the Duke of Marlborough. Mark your calendars, gather your riding companions, and get ready to make a positive impact while enjoying a memorable day of horse riding in a truly spectacular setting.

For further information, please click here to visit their website.

Thame Food Festival

Saturday 30 September and Sunday 01 October
The Thame Showground, Kingsey Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3JL

The Thame Food festival offers a plethora of activities and attractions. Chefs and bakers will be carrying out demonstrations on The Big Cookery Stage, including on Saturday the fabulous Giuseppe Dell’Anno. Giuseppe’s book “Giuseppe’s Italian Bakes” will be available to buy and get signed at the festival!

Enjoy great food and drinks at one of the many artisan and street food stalls and the live music as you enjoy a fantastic line-up spanning various genres and eras. And don’t miss the FestivAles’ Pop-up Pub, where you can purchase local award-winning brews from esteemed breweries such as XT Brewing, West Berkshire Brewery, Rebellion Brewery, and Hook Norton Brewery.

For those with a love for boutique shopping, the Humble Country Shopping Marquee is a must-visit. With small independent businesses offering unique homewares, gifts, and accessories. It’s the perfect opportunity to find that special scented candle, cosy throw, stunning jewellery piece, or stylish bag. And who knows, you might even kickstart your Christmas shopping early!

The Thame Food Festival is a family-friendly event, offering fun activities for children as well. They can unleash their creativity in the Fun Kitchen Workshops, where they’ll enjoy a wonderful cooking experience. And for those seeking adventure, Flotsam The Fool’s Circus Workshops provide the opportunity to try their hand at juggling, hula hooping, and more in a friendly and supportive environment.

As you explore the festival, don’t miss the opportunity to relax and enjoy the melodic tunes of the talented Hemley Hillbillies. Their captivating performances add a delightful touch to the festivities. By generously contributing to their donation buckets, you’ll not only support their incredible talent but also assist them in raising funds for Parkinson’s.

For more information and tickets, please click here to visit their website.


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