The aromas and flavours of all the wonderful festival food can take you all round the world. You can gorge on Thai, Nepalese, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, Sushi, American BBQ, plenty of the classic Carnival favourite, Jerk chicken and that's just for starters!
Find some familiar Carnival faces at Manzil Gardens such as Caribbean jerk chicken from 'Spanish Town Dutch Pot' and Indonesian from the 'Oxford Indonesia Society'. Seek out 'Taste Tibet' for authentic Tibetan dishes prepared using home-grown and organic ingredients with seasonings and special flavours sourced direct from Tibet. Recently named as one of the top ten Oxford picks by The Guardian.
Or how about getting the kids to try grown-up baked beans? 'Banging Beans' are serving delicious gourmet style baked beans cooked incorporating flavours from around the world and served from a Jack and the Bean Stalk themed van in the Bullingdon Car Park.
Save room for afters. You could try a natural, healthy ice lolly free from lactose, dairy and gluten from 'Lickalix' or treat the family to a cupcake from the 'Happy Cake' trike at the Discovery area washed down by some home-made lemonade.
The Restore Car Park will be transformed into the Carnival Market Place, bustling with stalls full of one-off unique art and craft pieces to browse. Visit the 'Tinc' van to feed your imagination and re-discover the joy of making, learning and doing. Buy yourself extraordinary stationery, gadgets and accessories.
'Eclectica' offers a selection of handmade lighting, home wares clothing and accessories made from recycled up cycled and eco sustainable textiles. And there is a pop-up charity shop from the hospice, Sobell House, celebrating its 40th anniversary in Oxford.
Adorn yourself with our unique temporary henna tattoos perfect for carnival. The henna plant is one of the oldest cosmetics ever used and is extremely safe.
We are also very excited to welcome WornAway - Live Event Screen Printers, to this year's Carnival. Head to the Bullingdon Stage area to select your own combination of design, placement, and colour to create and walk away with your very own custom T Shirt as a memento of the best day out of the year!
When buying from roaming traders please make sure they are official Carnival roaming traders. You can spot them as they will be wearing lanyards.