Sunday, 23 September 2007


Oxfordshire's very own festival, Tuckfest, is taking place this weekend. The licence is only for a crowd of 3,500 people, meaning that it pales in comparison to the larger festivals of the summer.

The festival has a great atmosphere. It is on the farm of a family friends. The Rotary Club of Didcot (of which my dad is a member) run the largest catering tent on sight. Over the weekend a group of volunteers put in some serious hard work. Setting up the catering tent, taking delivery of the food, cooking and serving it. Just to give you a flavour 1.5 tonnes of chips will be sold over the two days. Every penny raised is donated to charity.

I've spent 10 hours there this weekend, serving burgers, bacon sandwiches and chips. I'm sore, tired, didn't hear a single band and smell of chip fat.


  1. 1.5 tonnes, now that's alot. Well done Ricardo.

  2. Freudian slip? "Tuckfest" indeed!

  3. That is what it is genuinely called. The first year of the festival the main stage was the back of a flatbed truck!