Welcome to the Feast

Coronavirus Statement – updated 23 March 2020

It is with great regret, due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Harwell Feast this year – 25 May 2020.

We had hoped that the event would be something for us all to look forward to in these challenging times, but with the Government guidelines suggesting that large gatherings should not take place, and the likelihood that we will be self-isolating and social distancing for at least the next 3 months, we have now accepted that the event will not be able to go ahead.

We are offering full refunds for those who have already booked, please get in touch via info@harwellfeast.com with your bank details.

The committee would like to thank all those involved for their continued support and hope to see you all in 2021.


Coronavirus Statement

At this moment in time we are continuing with the assumption that the Feast will still be held on Monday 25 May 2020. We are of course keeping up to date with government guidance and if the Feast needs to be cancelled or postponed we will update the website to let you know.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, keep safe and well. 

Feast 2020 stallholder bookings

The 2020 Feast date is confirmed as 25 May 2020, make a note of this in your diaries now.

The stallholder bookings are now open. Please go to the stallholder bookings tab to book on line or download a form to complete 2020 Booking form

If you wish to place an advert in the programme please contact us to find out more on programme@harwellfeast.com.

Any questions? Please contact us on info@harwellfeast.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Oxford Mail Article

Thanks to everyone who supported the Feast this year: stall holders, attractions, exhibitors, performers, attendees, volunteers and more.

Here is a link to the article published on the Oxford Mail website today, it’s a great summary of the day. Oxford Mail

And here is a link to the article published in the Didcot Herald, another great write up. Herald

Please check the website in due course for grant request instructions.

Stallholder bookings

Please note that is now closed for 2019. Thanks for your interest and hope to see you next year.

Cash withdrawal facilities

Please note that unfortunately there are no facilities on site to withdraw cash. The nearest ATM is at the Asda Store on Great Western Park. Greenwood Way, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 6GD

Wipe Out Zone – new in 2019

We are pleased to announce our new attraction this year – the Wipe Out Zone. Although specifically aimed at older children and teenagers we are sure some adults will also give it a go!

Please visit the ‘2019 Feast’ tab to find out more.

Recreation Ground Plan

The plan of the recreation ground is now available for you to download. This is really useful so that you can plan your day out in advance and make sure you don’t miss out on any of our fantastic attractions.

Please visit the ‘2019 Feast’ tab.

Order of the Day

The order of the day as shown in the programme is also available to view on the ‘2019 Feast’ tab. This can also be used to plan your time on the day, making sure you don’t miss anything.

In addition to those published in the programme we have now finalised the following performances:

12.30 – Morris Dancing – Harwellian car park

1.00 – Harwell Young Singers – Pavilion cafe small marquee

2.30 – Morris Dancing – Scouts cream teas

Please visit the ‘2019 Feast’ tab.

2019 Dog Show

We regret to tell you that we are unable to stage a dog show this year. We are hoping that this very popular part of the Feast will return in 2020.

2019 Classic Cars

Please note that this year vintage/classic cars will be strictly for registered bookings only. We are planning a new exciting area specifically aimed at teenagers (more information coming soon) which has reduced the available space. To book your space in classic cars please use the stallholder bookings tab or email info@harwellfeast.com to avoid disappointment.

2019 Feast Poster

This now available for you to download if you wish. Please refer to the ‘2019 Feast’ tab for more.

Feast 2019 stallholder bookings

The 2019 Feast date is confirmed as 27 May 2019, make a note of this in your diaries now.

The stallholder bookings are now open. Please go to the stallholder bookings tab to book on line or download a form to complete 2019 Booking form

If you wish to place an advert in the programme please contact us to find out more on programme@harwellfeast.com.

Any questions? Please contact us on info@harwellfeast.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Feast 2018 funding applications – new applications

At our most recent meeting in November we agreed that because we still had surplus funds from the 2018 Feast any local organisation that had not already applied for a grant could do so.

Please send in your application by 31 December to info@harwellfeast.com and we will discuss it at our 21 January meeting.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Feast 2018 funding allocations

The 2018 grants were allocated at the AGM on 16 October 2018, please click on https://harwellfeast.com/category/2018/ for more information.

Feast 2018 funding applications

The Feast Committee now invites applications for funding.

We aim to carry over sufficient funds to support next year’s event but with the surplus we will consider at our September meeting making funding donations to Harwell organisations, clubs, and others whose activities substantially benefit the residents of Harwell. Note that if funds are oversubscribed the Committee may look more favourably on those who supported the event organisation by helping in the planning and/or on the day itself.

If you wish to be considered, please write a note explaining your request with detailed costings including other support and existing resources etc to enable the Committee to make an informed decision. The closing date for applications is Friday 31 August. Applications should preferably be sent by email to info@harwellfeast.com or by post to Harwell Feast Committee, c/o 2 Charterville Close, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxon OX29 0SL.

Join us in Harwell Village on 28th May 2018; come to our Parade, crafts, car boot sale, and an arena with entertainment for all the family.

Parade starts at 11:00am, and the entertainment continues all afternoon.

Bring the family: free parking.

The Harwell Feast is an annual event which is visited by thousands of people.  On the day there will be many attractions to appeal to all age groups. In addition the Feast Committee offer a BBQ and Pig Roast – plus value for money refreshments, including tea, coffee and soft drinks, filled rolls and cakes – in the Pavilion.

In 2018 the living history event will be provided by the Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment who will be pleased to welcome visitors from 2pm on Sunday 27th May. The Regiment will also take part in the parade through the village and battles in the main arena on Feast Day itself.

Enquiries from those wishing to find out more about the Harwell Feast should be sent in the first instance to Sharon Palmer of the Harwell Feast Committee.

T: 07774 676793
E: info@harwellfeast.com

We look forward to seeing you there.

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