About the Food Festival
Witney Festival of Food and Drink, or WFOFAD as it has fondly become known, is now a firm fixture in the life of the town and we are very proud of that. WFOFAD is a charitable event run by an enthusiastic team of local volunteers. In six years it has grown to be recognised as a very significant event, not just for the town but for the surrounding area from where we draw our stalls and producers.
The magnificent mediaeval church of St Mary’s provides a very splendid venue, together with spacious Church Green, and we are grateful to Henry Box School for the use of their courtyard.
This festival doesn’t happen by magic. There is a dedicated group of volunteers who beaver away throughout the year to get everything in place to make the day so special.
Being run by local volunteers gives the day a totally different feel to many professional food festivals, and I just want to thank them, the businesses who sponsor and support us in so many ways, and all the helpers on the day itself, for creating something really special for West Oxfordshire.
About our 2018 sponsors
The Festival Organising Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all this year’s sponsors, who have generously given their support in various ways. Their support helps to ensure that the Festival can continue to flourish.
Breckon and Breckon
Breckon and Breckon are Oxfordshire’s leading independent estate and letting agents, specialising in residential sales, lettings and asset management. We’d like to extend special thanks to them for their generous contribution to the Festival’s printing and promotional costs.
This is the second year that Aston have supported the Festival. In an exciting new development for 2018, they will be managing the Festival café inside the church, providing welcome refreshments to our festival goers.
We are delighted to welcome DSA Prospect as one of our main sponsors this year. DSA are located in Tower Hill, Witney and specialise in business accountancy and taxation services.
Bampton Garden Plants
Once again the popular retail nursery Bampton Garden Plants are giving us their support. This year they will be show-casing garden plants with a food-related theme and will be making them available for sale on their Festival stall.
Amadeus have well established links with the Festival, having been a major sponsor for a number of years. Located on Witney’s Church Green, they develop and deliver world class, high value software solutions and training.
We’re proud to welcome back Wychwood Brewery, producers of world renowned, hand-crafted and award winning, characterful beers brewed here in Witney.
Witney Lakes Resort
First-time Festival sponsors, Witney Lakes Resort offers an all year round experience of lifestyle and leisure in the heart of West Oxfordshire. Their many services include golf or health and fitness memberships, spa facilities, conference centre and restaurant. On the day however, they will have nibbles on the go all day and LIVE demonstrations at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
An international company with a local office in Witney, Vorwek are makers of the Thermomix ®, the world’s most intelligent food processor.