To make much more of your Thame Food Festival experience this year, we are pulling out all the stops to ensure it is the most memorable one so far. After you’ve taken in a demonstration or two and checked out the delights of the artisan stalls, why not grab a delicious drink at one of the lovely bars and join in the vibe at the Music Stage.
Sponsored by Festivales, Grant & Stone and Business Buddy there will be some amazing live acoustic music throughout Saturday and Sunday with plenty of seating. Enjoy the beautiful sound offered up by John Buckely with his guitar or dance to the Dung Beatles a five piece Beatles tribute band on the Saturday. Whatever your music preference there will be something to get your toe tapping including on Sunday Elemental Joe a jazz fusion band or A Little Bit of Country.
Luckily you will not be far from the Pop Up Pub which will be packed with tasty tipples such as local award-winning brews such as Crafty Fox, Rebellion IPA and Zeberdee. There will also be a secret brew which will be revealed at the festival, brewed just down the road by XT Brewing. And if beer is not your thing then you can sample the delights of traditional hand-picked ciders or a full range of wines and cocktails, such as Tipsy Gypsy Ice Tea – a lightly sparkling blend of award-winning rather special British vodka, gooseberry, elderflower and earl grey. Plus of course the return of the Botanical Gin Garden which is bigger and better than last year with an enchanting list of gins including The Lavendula G&T, made with aromatic Cotswold Gin with Cotswold Lavender served with Fever Tree Tonic, pink grapefruit and a bay leaf. And let’s not forget the Fruity Pinkster, Pinkster Raspberry Gin served over ice with Fever-Tree Tonic and a mint leaf or two.
Priding themselves on delivering a sustainable event bar Festivales will also be launching a sustainable reusable cup scheme this year. You pay a deposit on the cup and can reuse it as many times as you like, once you are finished you can return it and receive a refund for the cup. In addition, to reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottled water will not be sold over the bars. Instead, customers are encouraged to bring their own vessels and fill up freely at several water container points either around the festival or on the bars. Also don’t worry if you have run out of cash as both the Festivale Bars will accept debit cards.
If that is not enough to tempt you or you are happier wandering around the 150 plus foodie stands, then the perfectly pickled Prosecco Bicycle Bar will be doing the rounds to ensure you are topped up whilst you browse!