Feast festival at Waddesdon 2017

Enjoy a taste of history over this two-day festival celebrating food, drink and entertainment, all inspired by Baron Ferdinand’s annual garden parties. 17 & 18 June 2017, 10am-5pm.

Feast will see the North Front  transformed with elaborately decorated tables for visitors to take a seat at and enjoy a picnic or sample some of the delicious food on offer from one of the handpicked artisan food and wine stalls. There will be a range of extraordinary performances, as well as activities for all the family.

Waddesdon Manor is synonymous with entertaining, having been built for Baron Ferdinand’s infamous ‘Saturday to Monday parties’. Celebrating not only culinary delights, but also the magnificent setting of Waddesdon, roam the grounds and walk through the Manor as if a guest of Ferdinand’s.
 

Food at Feast festival at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Food and Drink

It's one tasty line-up, boasting the best produce available from the local area and beyond. Choose from over 70 handpicked artisan food and drink stalls and browse for something to take home with you.

Performers at Feast festival at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Performance and music

Be entertained by a variety of captivating, international performers including a comedy chef duo, circus inspired dance and dixieland style jazz. Join in with a non-stop dance-a-thon showcasing 100 years of dance. With so many unusual and theatrical performances, there's something for everyone.

Wine tasting at Feast festival at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Wine tasting

Head to the tasting corner and join in with an informal and relaxed tasting of five wines from the Rothschild range and our guest wine portfolio. There will be experts from our Wine Shop on hand to guide and advise you. £5 per person, advance booking essential.

Family fun at Feast festival at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Family fun

Come to the craft activity tent and get stuck into some family fun. Channel your inner Green Man and make a woodland inspired mask. Work with light artist Anna Whetstone, making copper oak leaves, ready for the Christmas display. Adults can have a go at our floral hair garland workshop.

Families can get creative by attending a poetry workshop
Betjeman Poetry Prize at Feast festival at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Poetry workshops

Have fun and learn an easy and great way of building interesting metaphors at one of these free drop-in sessions with Indigo Williams. Come along as an individual or a family. On Saturday only, 10am-5pm and in association with the Betjeman Poetry Prize.

Discover colourful digital art inspired by nature by artist Platon H
Exhibition at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


Creatures & Creations exhibition

Make sure to visit the Coach House Gallery at the Stables and see vivid digital art by Platon H and couture dresses by Mary Katrantzou, inspired by one of the world's greatest collections of natural history put together by Walter Rothschild. Free with your grounds ticket, 11am-5pm.