The Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of food: creatively encouraging people to think about the food they throw away.LEARN MORE
The ninth annual Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival will take place from Friday 21st October to Sunday 6th November 2022. Sign up now with your event idea for this year’s next pumpkin festival, or get in touch to get involved in other ways:
Tell us your idea for an event as part of the next Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival. Virtual events will be equally welcome.
Send us your favourite pumpkin or squash recipe.
Support us by volunteering for events or in comms & social media support.
Make a donation to enable us to give more mini-grants of up to £50 to local organisations to run events on reducing pumpkin waste. We need your support and every bit counts!
What’s scarier than witches, ghosts and ghouls at Halloween? How about the 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin that end up in the bin each year. That’s the same weight as 1,500 double decker buses!
October is the time of year when we celebrate the humble pumpkin and “squash food waste” by encouraging people to eat rather than discard their Halloween pumpkin’s flesh. The message is simple:
The Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of food: creatively encouraging people to think about the food they throw away, challenging preconceptions and teaching new skills.
Pumpkin Festival programme will be coming soon.
Check out our free pumpkin recipes and tips to help you reduce your food waste.
Get in touch with each event organiser to volunteer your time!
Oxford Pumpkin Festival is organised by Good Food Oxford with thanks to Oxfordshire County Council.