Food Festival & Family Day
The Oxted Picnic returns for its second year in Master Park on Sunday 21st August, 11am-6pm. Offering a fun, family day out for everyone, including the family dog with the Oxted Dog Show. Local vet Paul Grant will be on hand to judge classes, with the help of the Oxted Medivet Team.
Food stalls will provide artisan and freshly cooked picnic lunches, hot food and snacks for our visitors to buy throughout the day, with local exhibitors on hand, selling arts, crafts, sweets & savories.
The Oxted Fun Dog Show means no one gets left out and families can bring ‘man’s best friend’ along for the event, and enter them in to a variety of fun classes for as little as £2 a class. With thanks to Hazelwood School as the Dog Show supporters, we will be awarding rosettes to 6th place in all classes and trophies to the winners of each class. A Best in Show will also be awarded on the day.
Proceeds from the dog show entries will be donated to Medivet’s Wilderness Foundation – Save the Rhino Campaign.
Family fun comes courtesy of sponsors Howard Cundey, who are supporting our Family Fun this year. There will be free face painting throughout the day for everyone, from Busydays, with the addition of free balloon modelling while you wait.
Hel’s Heavenly Hoops will be getting your hips gyrating with free all day workshops to try your hand (or waist) and hoola-hoops.
Ben Jaques, whose family business Jaques of London invented many of the traditional games we still play today, is joining us for the whole event and will be running a free to enter quoits and rollerball tournament.
Get the highest score in either game throughout the day and you could be taking the actual game home with you too. In each tournament the player with the highest score will win the set!
In the music marquee we are making melodies in memory of local musician Steve Whipp. A familiar face on the local gig circuit, Steve was never far from his guitar and could easily rouse a crowd to join him in a song. Steve was passionate about African wildlife, and a dedicated animal lover who got his ‘best friend’ Jasper from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
We will be raising money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with a selection of musicians and singers offering their free time to play acoustic sets throughout the day, to encourage crowd participation for singing along. The Craft Beer Man and M-Wines will be making sure no one gets too thirsty, and a selection of real food stalls will be tempting visitors with delicious dishes, served on the day.
Some exhibitors will be getting a helping hand in business by other more successful local companies, with their pitches being sponsored on the day, to show support for smaller companies. The Gurkha Kitchen has made the day possible for the Krafty Kids Club to join us ‘fee free’ and they in turn will pass on this saving by offering a discount on ceramic paintings for siblings on the day.
Oxted Networking organiser, and Mini enthusiast Lee Pegrum will be bringing her own Mini along, for people to draw dogs all over it, to raise additional funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
A raffle will be held on the day for both charities, with prizes being donated from local and national companies.
After last year’s torrential rain tried to wash us away, we are returning bigger and better than before. The sunshine is on order but come rain or shine, join us for a fun family day this August for the Oxted Picnic.
11am-6pm, Sunday 21st August 2016 | Master Park, Oxted