Wild Thyme Events

May Bank Holiday – Wild Thyme will be open for dinner on Sunday, 28 May.

New artist at Wild Thyme – From Sunday, 11 June for two weeks local artist Pauline Nolan will be exhibiting pieces from her collection at Wild Thyme Restaurant with Rooms. Pauline works primarily in acrylic paint and ink, experimenting with vivid colour combinations to create random background effects.  For more information on Pauline’s work visit https://blendsandfriends.com/paulines-gallery/

To make a table reservation for any of these events, call 01608 645060 or email enquiries@wildthymerestaurant.co.uk.

2017 Local Festivals, Fairs and Events

Visiting any of these events and need accommodation?  Wild Thyme has three double ensuite rooms – the perfect Cotswold base where you can also enjoy a delicious meal.

Blenheim Palace Food Festival – 27 – 29 May – Blenheim welcome this Fantastic British Food Festivals back to host their third annual Blenheim Palace Food Festival.  This year’s enhanced festival will feature more demonstrations, more local producers and more tastings than ever before, with a fantastic range of food, drink and activities for the whole family to enjoy.  For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/blenheim-palace-food-festival.html

Wychwood Festival – 2 – 4 June – Cheltenham Racecourse – this family friendly festival in Cheltenham is a great day out.  For more information visit http://wychwoodfestival.com/whats-on

Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon – 3 – 4 June – this hugely popular sporting event welcomes thousands of competitors and spectators every year to the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace. Starting with a swim in the Great Lake, the competitors then enter the ‘transition’ area in the Great Court where they collect their bikes for the cycling section around the Park. The bikes are then returned to the Great Court and their run begins around the Queen Pool with the finish on the road leading away from the Palace.  For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/blenheim-palace-bloodwise-triathlon.html

Nocturn Live – Blenhem Palace – 15 – 18 June – Nocturne Live is a series of concerts combining the talent of a fantastic line-up of artists with the spectacular backdrop of the Great Court. For more information on artists performing visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/nocturne-live.html

Blenheim Palace Flower Show – 23 – 25 June – The ever-popular Blenheim Palace Flower Show will return for its fifth year in June 2017.  This wonderful three-day show celebrates the very best of gardening in the UK and is packed with inspiration and colour. Visitors can expect a treat on the first day as the event is officially opened by gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh!  For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/blenheim-palace-flower-show.html

Chipping Norton Town Festival – Sunday, 25 June – A full day of music, stalls, vintage cars and fairground rides in the centre of town.  Starting at 11.00 am.

Cheltenham Music Festival – 1 – 16 July – A wonderful musical event all over Cheltenham – for more information visit http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/

Cornbury Music Festival – The Great Tew Park – 8 – 10 July – The finale to the original Cornbury Music Festival highlights Bryan Adams and Kaiser Chiefs – for more information visit http://www.cornburyfestival.com/

Pre ’50 American Auto Club ‘Rally of the Giants’ – Blenheim Palace – Sunday, 9 July – The must-visit event for anyone with an interest in American motorcars, trucks, military vehicles and bikes.  With over 400 classic American vehicles attending (including some of the finest and most valuable examples to be found anywhere in Europe) dating from the early 1920’s through to the seventies.  For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/pre-50-american-auto-club-rally-of-the-giants.html

British Grand Prix – Silverstone – 14 – 16 July – The highlight of the British motoring calendar – for more information visit http://www.silverstone.co.uk/

Battle Proms Picnic Concert – Blenheim Palace – Saturday, 22 July – Every summer, thousands of concert-goers pack up a picnic, stock up on fizz and join the party for the Battle Proms Concert.  Expect an exceptional evening of classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale.  The concert will take place next to the spectacular Column of Victory, perfect for a triumphant Great British celebration.  For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/battle-proms-picnic-concert.html

BBC Countryfile Live – Blenheim Palace – 3 – 6 August –  After an incredible launch in 2016, BBC Countryfile Live returns to showcase the very best of of the British countryside.  This huge and exciting event combines the tradition of the UK’s best county fairs with the quality editorial and presentation of one of the BBC’s flagship programmes.  For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/countryfile-live.html

Wilderness Festival – 3 – 6 August – Cornbury Park – Nomads and gastronomes. Rockers and roamers. Drifters and dreamers. The reclusive, the wise, the weird and the wild. Welcome. Step in and linger. We invite you on an escapade like no other at this family festival.  For more information visit https://www.wildernessfestival.com/

The Big Feastival – Alex James’ Farm, Cotswolds – 25 – 27 August – this family friendly festival mixes music with food – headliners include Olly Murs and Madness – for more information visit http://thebigfeastival.com/

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials – 13 – 17 September –  Returning for its 27th year, the International Horse Trials are a must for any eventing enthusiast.  The competition is now firmly established in the eventing calendar, attracting the World’s best riders and thousands of spectators who come each year to watch the five-day event.  For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/blenheim-palace-international-horse-trials.html

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