Local Focus Area

Shaken Oak Products. Thank you so much for the kind invitation to attend the Witney Festival of Food and Drink. The festival has set high standards since it started and the ethos of keeping it small, only having local producers (this prevents the national market traders taking prime pitches!) and the location in and around the church has proved very successful and this has resulted in the event becoming more popular each year and attracting larger numbers. Last year I met not only local people but tourists who were full of praise for the friendly atmosphere, range of products being sold and the smooth organisation of the event. I wish you and the team the very best of luck with the event. 

We Air Cadets had a wonderful day … and you can count on us returning next year! It’s a superb festival and deserves the support of the Cadets to keep it going from strength to strength. Please do congratulate your team for us; once again they brought the community together. Mike Caffrey, Flight Lieutenant RAFVR(T), Officer Commanding, 2120 (Witney) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Cogges Heritage Trust. Just a quick note to say thank you very much for yesterday it was a wonderful event despite the weather. Now to enjoy all our treats which we bought….

National Childbirth Trust. It was such a lovely day we (hubby and I) stayed several hours longer than we planned. The feeding and changing facilities were used quite a lot so a big success. It was such a great event and I came home with lots of goodies (and ate a lot there too!) Thanks so much.

Guideposts Trust. We would really love to come back. We were really busy despite the rain so very happy :) Thank you all for all your help we really appreciate it

Stall holders & public

This is definitely one of our event high spots of the year. I must say a MASSIVE thank you to all your volunteer helpers. They are the most friendly, hardworking, helpful gang of folk I’ve ever encountered at an event. Clockwork.

We had a wonderful day at the festival. It was a lot of fun, and met so many wonderful people.   Such a fantastic turn out.

Thank you for having us at your wonderful festival yesterday.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for allowing us to be a part of you event. We have never been to such a friendly and helpful venue – it made such a refreshing change.
If you could pass our thanks onto the Lions Club and the church it would be much appreciated and we would love to be a part of your other events if you would have us?

No question about you doing it again, you have started something for which there is a proven need.
When are the booking forms coming out !!!!!

Another very, very successful Food Festival, which was entirely due to your team’s organisational skills and hours of planning. Many congratulations to you all.

We just wanted to ping you a quick email to say that we had a fantastic day at the festival. We served over 300 hungry visitors all smiling and also having a great day.
You all made us feel like one of the family very quickly and I think you should be very proud of that. If you could pass our thanks on that would be lovely.
Well thank you very much for letting us get involved, hope we added a little something to the day and we would really love to be part of the event again next year.

Just wanted to say thank you  for all the help and kindness on Saturday , it was a great day.  Hope I can be their next year.

Congratulations to everyone on putting on the show. I can’t imagine the effort that goes into the organisation and planning – let alone keeping everyone happy.
Well done on a tough job and good luck for 2016.

It was so good to attend a festival that was so well organised, had friendly helpers and lovely people attending. We were made welcome and made to feel as though you really wanted us there.
Needless to say we have made a note in the diary to make sure we keep a date free for next years festival
Many thanks once again.

We had a wonderful day at the festival. It was a lot of fun, and met so many wonderful people.   Such a fantastic turn out.

A well organised event, I am sure greatly helped by the good weather . Our 2 representatives found the day successful and interesting . The positioning of our stand was ideal ,with space available to talk with people , and catch them as they were coming in and out .!!