The Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of food: creatively encouraging people to think about the food they throw away.LEARN MORE
The TENTH annual Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival will take place from Friday 20th October to Sunday 12th November 2023.
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.
7th October 10am - 3pm
Sandy Lane Farm's Pumpkin and Squash Celebration
Sandy Lane Farm
21st - 29th October
Earth Trust's Pumpkin Patch
Northway Together/ Marston Community Garden's Pumpkin Party
Northway Community Centre
Oxfordshire Recycles and GFO at Reuses Festival
Bridge Street Community Garden
26th / 27th October
Cherwell Collective's Autumn Holiday
Exeter Hall, Kidlington
Cutteslowe Greenhouse's Pumpkin Party at the Pavilion
Rose Hill Community Larder's Let's Get Cooking
Rose Hill Community Centre
Check out our free pumpkin recipes and tips to help you reduce your food waste.
Information and enquiries:
Oxford Pumpkin Festival is organised by Good Food Oxfordshire with thanks to Oxfordshire County Council.