Sparkling Ice at Oxford Foodies Festival 

Last weekend my sister and I attended the Oxford Foodies Festival which was held at South Park in Headington. Attending the Foodies Festival was made possible by our lovely sponsor Sparkling Ice who bought us tickets. The beautiful thing about this was my sister and I had all the intentions of attending the festival. But before we could purchase the tickets we were asked to attend this foodies  event.

Foodies  Festivals have been happening all over the country for a few years now and this year it was held in Oxford. This was our first time attending the festival and let me tell you it was the best place for a family outing. Of late my sister and I have been spending a lot of time together and this Festival was another great opportunity. It so happened that South Park is next door to her house which was so perfect. We didn’t have to travel far nor carry anything apart from our wallets and enthusiasm.

Our Sponsor Sparkling Ice  ~ Oxford Foodies Festival

Sparkling Ice was first launched in 1999 in the USA and years later in 2016 it launched in the United Kingdom. From its inception in the United States, 20 different flavours combinations have been created but only 5 in UK. We were lucky enough to try all of the 5 flavours at the festival with Kiwi Strawberry being the favourite.

Foodies Festival ~ Perfect family outing

Foodie festivals are the perfect way to spend time as a family and make a family outing out of it.  Though it was our first time attending a foodies festival we could see a perfect family outing happening. The set up of the Oxford foodies festival was a simple but family friendly atmosphere. It was like going to a park but with lots of food, drinks and child friendly activities. The weather was perfect with no cloud in sight and atmosphere was buzzing. What we enjoyed about this foodies festival was the variety of foods, drinks and activities available. One unexpected activity was a showcasing of the new Peugeot cars, it’s not something you expect at a foodies  festival.

Foodies Festival – Food variety

As mentioned there was a huge variety of foods at the festival, from pan-Asian to Brazilian dishes. But as I wasn’t in the mood to try something new or more traditional dishes I opted for a Bento box with Prawns. Though who know me know how much I love my Asian foods and can not get enough of them.

The foodies festival was a success with so many families turning up and the weather complied. And thanks to Sparkling Ice we were able to enjoy the festival and quenched the thirst with their flavoured water.



  1. Blair Villanueva
    September 17, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I love visiting foodi festivals and other kind of festivals. Always enjoyable and an awesome experience.

  2. fashion-mommy
    September 11, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    I’ve never been to a foodie festival which is a bit of a fail, especially after seeing those amazing looking prawns.

    • September 12, 2017 / 7:29 pm

      It was my first time too and we had such an amazing time. The food was delicious but the drinks were the highlight for some of us lol

  3. Nicole
    September 11, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    I’ve never heard of this festival before, but everything looked so good! I also love sparkling ice drinks, they’re to die for!

  4. September 11, 2017 / 10:29 am

    never heard of this festival before, but it sounds and looks amazing. The food looks delicious.

  5. kim@hungryhealthygirl
    September 10, 2017 / 11:14 am

    What a fun festival and the food looks absolutely delicious!

  6. Shaheen Khan
    September 10, 2017 / 5:52 am

    Food festivals are wonderful opportunities to indulge our taste buds and have a fun time with other foodie friends and family. I like flavoured water and have tried my homemade version with cucumber, mint and lemon. Would definitely want to try the Sparkling Ice and kiwi strawberry sounds great.

    • September 12, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, I loved that we had an opportunity to attend the foodies festival. I too love homemade versions of flavoured water but often too lazy to make them

  7. Rebecca Swenor
    September 9, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    It sounds like you had an amazing time at the Oxford Foodies Festival. The Sparkling Ice drinks do make a great picnic beverage for sure. We love attending the Seafood Festival we have about 25 miles away from our hometown. I don’t like seafood much but other members of my family do. Thanks for sharing your amazing experience.

  8. LeAndra
    September 9, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I’ve never been to a food festival but there’s usually food truck Fridays where I’m located. I think a food festival would be great. I’ll definitely like to attend in the future.

  9. David Elliott
    September 9, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    This does sound so delicious. That’s so cool that they have a regular one out there. I need to find some good ones by me to attend more often.

  10. September 9, 2017 / 4:00 am

    Food festivals are always a great way to try new foods. Looks like you had a good time!

    • September 9, 2017 / 8:06 am

      We did and thank you, we definitely tried different items even those not to out usual taste

    • September 9, 2017 / 8:08 am

      A great combination right!!

  11. Kelly Hutchinson
    September 8, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I love going to all kinds of festivals. I must admit, foodie festivals like this are my favorite.

    • September 9, 2017 / 8:10 am

      This was my first festival of any kind and excited to be going to more in the future

  12. September 8, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Wow festivals are always fun with different things to do and to try different foods… I hope you guys had a lovely time there 😀

    • September 9, 2017 / 8:11 am

      We sure did and thanks, we checked out so many companies and tried so many foods and drinks

  13. Peter Block
    September 8, 2017 / 2:33 am

    Festivals are awesome and this one provided so many different foods to try. It is also so fun to people watch.

  14. Alaina-Lee Monster
    September 8, 2017 / 2:22 am

    This looks like so much fun! I was recently at a food festival in Toronto, ON. Canada. I love the variety of food each festival has to offer.

  15. Claudia Krusch
    September 8, 2017 / 2:20 am

    Festivals are my favorite thing to do in the summer. This food festival looks like it was a ton of fun. It is the perfect way to spend the day with your family.

  16. Hannah Marie
    September 8, 2017 / 1:18 am

    I love food festivals because you get to try variety of food. I bet it was fun! I agree that it is a perfect family outing 🙂

  17. Nicole Lee
    September 8, 2017 / 12:27 am

    I LOVE sparkling ice. Looks like a really fun festival. Haven’t been to one in a long time.

  18. Leo T. Ly
    September 7, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    I was just at the annual summer fair last week and they had a food building that featured many foods from around the world. I love to go to these food fairs. They are both fun and delicious.

  19. Jen Sky Walker
    September 7, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Food festivals are seriously the best thing ever! I really want to try several flavors of Sparkling Ice!

  20. September 7, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    This sounds like a great festival. I love anything that has to do with food. I must try Sparkling Ice too!

  21. September 7, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Now this sounds like such a fun outing, I haven’t been to Oxford in ages, but it is always such a nice place to go.

  22. Andrea Broom
    September 7, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    What a great way to send the day. How exciting. I AM obsessed with all the yummy food you were able to enjoy.

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