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Pumpkin Festival coming soon!

Oxford's very first Pumpkin Festival (Thursday 30th October – Sunday 9th November) will be a celebration of food: creatively encouraging people to think about the food they throw away, challenging their preconceptions and teaching new skills in a fun and accessible way. As Halloween's flagship vegetable, Pumpkins are often seen as a commodity to carve-and-chuck and we’re aiming to rescue and reclaim pumpkins and squash - as the delicious and versatile vegetables they really are! Oxford Pumpkin Festival will also be looking at food and food waste as a whole, through a series of food-themed events and activities where all can come together to eat, learn, interact and enjoy themselves.

This initiative has been conceived and supported by Hubbub (, a new charity exploring innovative ways to engage mainstream consumers in thinking about important sustainability issues, through different ‘hubs’ of activity: Food, Fashion, Homes, Neighbourhoods, Sport and Leisure.

Oxford is the chosen city for the Food Hub pilot, which aims to stop edible food being sent to landfill. Hubbub have partnered with Good Food Oxford ( and are working with a growing network of local and national food groups to stage the 11-day Oxford Pumpkin Festival, which will be used as a springboard to catalyse a wider debate about food waste, both locally and nationally.


Oxford Pumpkin Festival e-flyer

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