Thame Food Festival

This year’s Thame Food Festival to be postponed until 2021

These unprecedented times have led to the decision to postpone this year’s Thame Food Festival. The event will instead take place in September 25th and 26th 2021

This is a decision not taken lightly by the event’s Directors, but one that has been carefully considered while closely watching the state of affairs with the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of factors have been considered to gauge the feasibility and practically of running the event this year. However, this has been deemed impossible due to a number of reasons.

Paramount in making the decision has been the safety of all those attending including visitors, stallholders, volunteers and chefs. The appeal of Thame Food Festival is the hustle and bustle which for obvious current social distancing reasons would be impossible to achieve. Plus, there would be significant additional expense to maintain the required cleanliness standards including more frequent cleaning, wash stations, hand sanitizer and extra security to ensure social distancing measures are not being breached. In addition, there is currently limited government guidance on how events of this scale should be managed, or if they should be held at all.

With lots of great new ideas planned for this year’s event, the vision is to transfer most of these thoughts to 2021’s Thame Food Festival. The Directors of the festival shared their views on this decision:

This has been a tough decision to make. However, we ultimately have to consider the health and safety of all those that join us. While a number of alternative options have been explored, including potentially holding the event earlier in 2021 it was felt the best solution was to postpone it until September 2021. Hopefully by this time there will be clarity on how events like these can happen. And so while we are extremely disappointed, we will be transferring many of the plans and ideas to next year and look forward to hopefully welcoming everyone then.

Love food…wine…music…not to mention fun! Then join us this year on the 26th & 27th September 2020. Aside from the wonderful artisan producers, street food stalls and obviously yummy foodie sampling, there will be demonstrations galore, pop-up pub, gin garden, live music and children’s activities.

Already purchased tickets for the Thame Food Festival 2020?

If you have already bought tickets for the event please get in touch via email and we can refund you, less the administration/shipping fee.

If you are happy to carry the tickets over to 2021 then let us know and we will send them out to you next year.

What is

Thame Food Festival?

A festival celebrating everything that is wonderful about food and drink! All wrapped up with a myriad of demonstrations from some of the country’s leading chefs and bakers. This year we had  Mary Berry, Briony May, Stephen Carter Bailey and Jane Devonshire to mention just a few.


A massive thank you to our main sponsor who have supported us since 2017:

Plus, a big call out to all of our other wonderful sponsors who without their help none of this would be possible. Thank You!