The Blenheim Palace Food Festival returns for 2022 for its 8th year on the Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June which is the Queens Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend at the World Heritage Site with celebrity chefs Raymond Blanc OBE and Gennaro Contaldo and foodie experts headlining.
There will be exciting activities for all the whole family, a beautiful picnic area and great entertainment throughout the long weekend guaranteed to give your taste buds a treat.
As always, the event will be bursting with delicious produce from a wide variety of local and national stallholders with artisan treats, homemade delights, craft beers, cocktails and mocktails.
The Festival Kitchen returns this year with some exciting new features; visitors will have the opportunity to win a place at the tasting table at selected demos, or win some great giveaways including a hamper featuring a range of delicious produce from stallholders. And new for 2022 you can pre-book seats at the front to see your favourite chef up close.
The brand-new Tasting Tent gives visitors the opportunity to join in with a variety of experiences with our celebrities, experts and stallholders including taking part in a Taste Challenge or sampling new and exciting products.
Family friendly shows, activities and entertainment run throughout all of the Fantastic Food Festivals and include children’s favourite, The Gastronaut Stefan Gates with the ‘Mindblowing Food & Science Show’ and something very special for our four-legged friends – Dogology! And, of course, some splendid Jubilee celebrations throughout the festival.
The festival kitchen will have live demonstrations and Q&As from a range of well-known celebrity chefs. The 2021 festival saw Gennaro Contaldo, Dean Edwards, Kenny Tutt, Thomas Frake, Karen Wright, Eva Humphries and Dr Rupy Aujla as a late replacement for Mary Berry.
This year engaging masterclasses and experiences will include the return of the Pasta Making Experience with Federico from Pasta Uliana, featuring a very special session with Gennaro Contaldo. Join The Great British Bake Off’s Karen Wright for a Baking Masterclass, Top Nutritionist Eva Humphries is on hand to help you to whip up an indulgent healthy treat or two and it’s definitely shaken not stirred in TV’s Andy Clarke’s Cocktail Class!
The masterclasses available include (early booking is advised as the pasta experience with Gennaro Contaldo is already sold out):
- Learn how to make pasta with Federico of Pasta Uliana – £22.50
- Cocktail making with Andy Clarke – £30.00
- Baking Pies with Bake Off’s Karen Wright – £25.00
- Create a healthy treat with Wholefood Warrior Eva Humphries – £25.00
Entry is included with Palace, Park and Gardens tickets at £16.50 per adult and £6.50 for children. Entrance is free for Annual Pass holders.
Blenheim Palace Food Festival 2022 Event Information
Address: Located at the Showground (Woodstock OX20 1PP)
Date: 2nd – 5th June 2022
Time: 10.00 – 17.00
“What a venue to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! We’re thrilled to be working with Blenheim Palace again this year and welcoming such a diverse range of stallholders, chef royalty, Raymond Blanc OBE and Gennaro Contaldo plus a wealth of food and drink experts. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn new skills and get hands on at the celebrity masterclasses and don’t forget to book your seats in the tasting tent to meet the producer and try a plethora of treats!”
Angus Chilvers, managing director at Fantastic Food Festivals
Where is Blenheim Palace?
Blenheim Palace is in Blenheim Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 1770’s English Baroque style country house in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
The palace is named after the 1704 Battle of Blenheim in Bavaria, and a gift from Queen Anne to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill. On completion it became the home of the Churchill family and was the birthplace and home of Sir Winston Churchill.