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What's On in Southern Oxfordshire?

There's always something interesting going on with events, festivals, shows, exhibitions and fairs happening all year round. This events diary will keep you up to date with what's on in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse so you can plan your visit.

Although major events such as the Henley Royal Regatta, Thame Show, Rewind, Wallingford Food Festival, Thame Food Festival and Henley's Festival of Music and the Arts attract massive publicity, there are plenty more events taking place.

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Results in Wantage

Country & Crafts

Ridgeway Day, Court Hill Centre - Wantage

10/05/2014 10:30

Something for the whole family. Walk on the Ridgeway; feel 4,000 years of history beneath your feet, enjoy gorgeous views, spot wildlife and spring flowers, visit nearby Segsbury Castle hillfort, have lunch or a homemade cake at the Barn Cafe, admire art inspired by the Ridgeway, listen to the live music. Birds of prey displays. Children's nature trail and treasure hunt. Meet the volunteers who help to preserve the Ridgeway. Everyone is welcome and entry is FREE! At The Court Hill Centre, 2 miles south of Wantage on the A338.

Sporting Events

Lockinge Point-to-Point & Country Day - Wantage

21/04/2014 09:30

The popular Easter Bank Holiday event historically attracts over 10,000 visitors, who flock to the only jump fixture in the Home Counties on this date.  It offers a fantastic, informal day out in the great outdoors and is ideal for families, young people and racing enthusiasts. It is the place to be on Bank Holiday Monday so gather some friends, pack-up your picnic and experience this traditional country past-time. Gates open from 9.30 and entertainment starts at 11 and includes a hound parade, falconry display, pony racing, Vintage Car display and Easter Egg hunt and course-walk. A variety of trade-stands including a Farmers Market with local suppliers will also feature. First Race at 13.30. Ticket prices apply. Dogs on leads welcome.    


Get Walking Week - Entire Region

03/05/2014 to 09/05/2014

The Ramblers Association 'Get Walking Week is a short walks festival designed to help the nation discover the wonder of walking. To help us all get more active we’re encouraging everyone to get outside and get walking this May, whether it’s making short journeys on foot instead of in the car, making time for an after work stroll or planning a weekend walk with friends and family. And we’ll be offering lots of ways for you start walking and keep doing it, whether its joining one of our local groups for a short walk near you during Get Walking Week, or trying one of our free to download short walking routes. Visit the website to find a walk near you.

Art / Exhibitions

Ridgeway Views, Vale & Downland Museum - Wantage

15/04/2014 09:30 to 26/04/2014 16:00

Sam Thulin presents her first solo exhibition of vibrant paintings inspired by the animals and landscapes of the Ridgeway. All the work on display will be for sale. The museum coffee shop will be open for the purchase of light refreshments. Open Mondays to Saturdays, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Oxfordshire Artweeks (South Oxfordshire) - Entire Region

03/05/2014 to 11/05/2014

Oxfordshire artists and craftspeople open their studios to the public for the county’s most important arts festival. More than free 500 exhibitions and events across the whole of the county. The first week of Artweeks take place across the south of the county, with exhibitions along the Thames from Faringdon to Henley and the Ridgeway from Wantage to Thame.  Artweeks is the opportunity for a wonderful day out: expect the unexpected, be inspired, diverted and delighted – and come home with a unique artwork of your own. You’ll be able to meet artists, talk about their work, watch demonstrations and maybe have a go yourself. Or simply feast your eyes on a huge range of creative activity, from painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and ceramics, to furniture, glass, mosaics, jewellery, digital art and much more.

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