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What is the Witney Oktoberfest?

The Witney Oktoberfest is an annual charity beer festival hosted inside the beautiful medieval Saint Mary’s Church, on Church Green. This year's event takes place on Saturday 9th September starting at noon and ending at 7:00pm

Witney Oktoberfest is a chance to celebrate as a community and to taste some great local beers and lagers, this year supplied by craft local brewers Little Ox Brew Co based in Freeland, Witney T:@littleoxbrew

We are grateful to Whitley Stimpson for their continued generosity in sponsoring glasses for the festival 


There will be music including an Oompah band, space to sit and enjoy the atmosphere, a chance to buy German-style food and, of course, to drink German style beers.

How to buy Beer

  • You can buy beer using tokens. Each token buys half a pint.
  • You will also need to buy one of our beer glasses to use throughout your time at the festival. Past festival glasses may not be used.
  • So on arrival please buy a Oktoberfest Glass and your first two tokens for £10 at our Help Desk
  • After your first pint you can buy more tokens to use at the bar. Two tokens cost £4.00 and buy you one pint.
  • The Oktoberfest glass is yours to take home and keep as a memento of this year's festival
  • Please note you must be 18 to buy alcohol and you cannot buy alcohol for anyone under 18. If you are lucky enough to look youthful, please do bring photographic proof of identity such as a driving licence to avoid embarrassment.
  • Wine, water and non-alcoholic drinks will also be on sale.

A Family Friendly Community event

Witney Oktoberfest is a family friendly event that aims to bring together our local community as part of the Witney Feast.

Can I bring My dog?

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

What happens to monies raised by the Festival?

Witney Oktoberfest is organised by the Parish of Witney Reg Charity #1129784. Monies raised by the festival go towards supporting the work of the Parish and also for the maintenance and renewal of St Mary's so that our town's ancient House of Prayer can be preserved for future generations.


    If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don’t delay: call Children and Adult’s Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833408. Also please inform one of Parish Safeguarding Team.
    For other safeguarding concerns please immediately inform our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Alison, on 07884 074812 or her Deputy, Sarah Jane, on 07506 515 952 or Pauline on 01993 648136. You can also email concerns to safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk
    If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01865 208295 or safeguardingreferrals@oxford.anglican.org. For enquiries outside of operational hours, contact Thirtyone:eight on 0303 003 1111.

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Contact Us

Contact details

Please contact the Benefice Office if you have any enquires for the five churches in our benefice: St Mary the Virgin, Church Green Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4AW | 01993 779 492 | office@witneyparish.org.uk 

Church addresses 

St Mary the Virgin Church Green Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4AW 
Holy Trinity Church Woodgreen OX28 1DN 
St John the Baptist,
Curbridge 2 Church Row, Curbridge Witney OX29 7NU
Hailey Church
Middletown Hailey Witney OX29 9UB
St Kenelm’s Church
 Minster Lovell OX29 0RR (updated 23-09-21)

Safeguarding concerns: safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk