Autumn is the perfect time to experience Blenheim Palace's vibrant views and red-tinted golden hues – and there is so much more for visitors to enjoy in a packed programme of events. There are new exhibitions full of art, history, wildlife and of course, the recent reopening of Sir Winston Churchill's birth room.


We have put together a list featuring a diverse range of activities and entertainment for all the family, including the exciting new Autumn Festival and Halloween events.

Gericault and Delacroix – Master Printmakers of the Romantic Era (11 Sept-15 Nov)

This exhibition will showcase a series of stunning 19th century equine prints including lithographs and etchings by pioneering figures in the French Romantic movement.

Many of the works in the exhibition show the dynamic and impassioned imagery of horses, while Gericault's lithographs executed after his arrived in London feature the new, understated English style the artist adopted in his pursuit of success in the English sporting art market.

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (16-19 September)

A world class international equestrian event and a great family day out. There is so much to do in addition to the showcase eventing classes, such as complimentary displays and demonstrations.

There's great shopping, thrilling arena attractions, an array of delicious food and drink, lots of children's entertainment – and top-class equestrian sport. It really is the perfect autumn day out.

MASKED – A photographic exhibition by Joanna Vestey (18 Sept-Dec)

Sponsored by Bonhams, it is a series of limited-edition portraits of 24 leading figures in the arts, education, communications and law all portrayed wearing masks.

Among those featured in the new show are Dawn French, Juliet Stevenson, Philip Pullman; Grayson and Philippa Perry, Paul Whitehouse, Andrew Scott and Woodstock-based British art historian Janina Ramirez.

Autumn Festival (24-26 Sept and 1-3 Oct)

New for this year, celebrate harvest with a stunning food market, dragon maze trail, live music, family games, entertainment and much more.

You will be greeted by a harvest dragon, before wondering through market stalls showcasing locally produced food, beverages, crafts and gifts. 

Tastings and demonstrations will tickle your taste buds along the way, whilst pausing for the live music.