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The Village Green

THE VILLAGE GREEN

Take a trip to The Village Green for a celebration of British eccentricities – from maypoles to morris dancing, it’s all happening here.   

The Village Hall is the centre of any community and ours is no different!  Each morning, join flower crown workshops with the Forget Me Not florists or try your hand at pompom, knitting and crochet with The Charlbury Women’s Institute.  Around lunchtime, the Charlbury Morris Dancers will be making a welcome appearance, showing off their top tapping skills come rain or shine.

Each afternoon, we’ll be hosting a special series of panel talks and will be announcing our full programme of special guests soon.  We’ll then be wrapping up the day with The BIG Feastival Family Quiz – bring your Mum, bring your Grandad and be prepared to battle it out in a multi-generational musical contest to rival all others!

Out in the field, it’s time to put your sporting ambition to the test at the Village Green Games. Do you have the athletic prowess for noodle hurdles or water bucket relay races? Perhaps gymnastic ribbons will be more your style along with a side of hula hooping? For the competitive ones amongst you, there will be a winner’s podium and medals for the top spots. 

It wouldn’t be The Big Feastival without Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park delivering a dose of the countryside with their fuzzy and feathered friends. Take a stroll around and say hello to the chicks, bunnies, pigs and goats to name a few, then take a turn around the haystack obstacle course in your own mini JCB digger.

This year, we’re excited to welcome Home Farm Highgrove to The Big Feastival as part of our award winning Field-to-Fork experience. Looking after the Home Farm Allotment, Home Farm Highgrove, part of the Duchy of Cornwall estate, will be growing vegetables and herbs worthy of royal attention. Little festival-goers will be invited to meet the gardening team and pick fresh produce to take into the NEFF Little Kitchen, where they will transform their hand-picked delights into delicious recipes with the help of Hobbs House Bakery. 

Also new for this summer, The Times Hub will invite festival-goers in for coffee, papers, talks and tastings. Watch this space for more information on their full programme of activities.

Brand new for 2018, The Village Hall will also present a series of Parent Panels to discuss the experiences you go through looking after your little ones - keep an eye on the website for the full line-up of our parenting experts!

After all that exploring – it will be time for a well-deserved tipple. Reviving its musical heritage, Mateus Rosé will be inviting visitors to sit back, relax and soak up the summer sounds at their Acoustic Picnic. As a nod to their Portuguese roots, Mateus Rosé will be pairing Mediterranean culinary creations with glasses of chilled wine. You can find the full line up of artists gracing their stage by clicking here.