A 1 day folk festival in the beautiful village of

South Petherton in Somerset.

Saturday the 17th of June 2017, see you there.

Apart from the various events being continuously held throughout the day at the FolkFest there will be plenty of other things for all ages going on in the area. There will be lots of stalls, Food and Drink and of course our main attractions. Below are listed the Venues and the acts appearing there. The times shown are a guide, they may vary on the day.

Please buy a program this year, it is only £1 and the funds we generate from this along with the advertising fees paid by our business supporters and sponsors all go to pay the costs of this event and help towards the next events finances.

The programme for 2015 will shortly be in the village shops and will be sold on the day by our stewards or at the information point outside the Blake Hall. You can get a flavour of last years happenings by having a look at the events here.

The Market Square





South Petherton

The market square will be the focal point of the festival. There will be an outdoor stage for music and dance. Round the square will be stalls with food and craft vendors.

Music and Dance In The Square:

10:00 am Procession to Square & Opening ceremony of the Glove

10:15 am Wessex Morris &  Enigma Morris

11:00 am Eastern Promise Belly Dancers

11:15 am Cryin' Country

12:00 pm Break for Clipping the Church (In church grounds).

12:30 pm Beetlecrushers Clog & Dr Turberville’s Morris

1:15 pm  Hannah Cumming

 2:00 pm Yetminster Irish Dancers & Wessex Morris

 2:30 pm Wyvern Jubilee Morris &  Deep Fat Friars Morris

 3.00 pm Eastern Promise Belly Dancers & Enigma Morris

 3:30 pm Sarah Griffin - CANCELLED Replacement TBA

 4:15 pm Beetlecrushers Clog & Dr Turberville’s Morris

 4:45 pm Wyvern Jubilee Morris &  Deep Fat Friars Morris

 5:15 pm Yetminster Irish Dancers

 5:45 pm Dry Stones

Events run from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

David Hall





Roundwell Street,

South Petherton

TA13 5AA

An arts centre housed in a former United Reformed Church in the centre of South Petherton since 1989. The David Hall is run by Petherton Arts Trust which put on a variety of entertainments including Films (through PPS), Theatre, and music. The DH has a reputation for choosing the best contemporary folk and acoustic acts around. The venue is much loved by artists and audience alike for its friendly atmosphere and great acoustics. There will be two ticketed events plus free music from some of the areas most talented performers.

10:00 am  Music workshop - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor.....: Age 8                     to 16 yrs £3.00. (All instruments welcome)

11:15 am  Music  workshop play through.

12:30 pm  JENJEN

 1:15 pm Reuben Lovett

 2:00 pm Sharon Martin & The Occasional Band

 2:45 pm Brakeman

 3:30 pm Elliot & Rapunzel

 4:15 pm Willowen

 5:15 pm Rory Ellis


The Brewers Arms





18 James Street

South Petherton

TA13 5BW

A fine traditional pub with real ales on tap and an attached restaurant serving excellent food. The Brewers is next to the village square so an excellent place to relax while contemplating which event to go to next. There will be open folk sessions during the afternoon and early evening.

All events at the Brewers are free.


9:00 pm Stampita are performing.


St Peter & Paul Church





West Street

South Petherton

TA13 5BT

The largest church in the village, and sits just behind the village square. Like most churches the acoustic properties make the venue ideal for choral performances.

Church grounds

10:00 am and all day - Stalls, Barecat Collective and other                                          entertainment.

12:45 - 1:00 pm Mr Wiggins Punch and Judy Show.

1:30 - 2:00 pm SP Junior School Maypole Dancing.

In the Church

12:30 - 1:30 pm Stanchester Quire Performance

 2:00 - 2:45 pm Freshly Ground (Singers)

 3:00 - 3:30 pm Laurence Philips

The Blake Hall






Market Square

South Petherton

TA13 5BW

On the edge of the Market Square.

Events in the Hall are all free.

3:00 - 4:00 pm The Angel Heart Theatre Puppet Show.

The Opening Glove Ceremony Green Angels

The Senile Delinquents

Yetminster Irish Dancers

Eastern Promise Belly Dancing

No Mean Feet Appalachian

The School Yard







James Street

South Petherton

 The South Petherton C of E Infants School has kindly given us the use of their yard as a second stage. This is an ideal spot for solo artists and busking. Please do come and enjoy.

11:00 - 11:45 pm Border Morris Workshop with Enigma Morris                          all ages welcome.

12:30 pm            Jo Martin

1:00 pm              Mike Rawlins

1:45 pm              Dennis Brown

2:30 pm              Reuben Lovett

3:15 pm             Mitch Norman

4:00 pm              Laurence Phillips


Burnworthy House







At Burnworthy House there will be lots of fun packed activities organised by Clare Davis, who is the activities coordinator for Burnworthy House

11:00 - 11:45 pm Laughter Workshop, come and release your                           feel good endorphins.

11:00 - 2:00 pm Crafty Arty, Giant Loom, Village Mural, Branch                         Weaving and Junk Modelling.  

4:00 - 5:00 pm Bug Hunt, join in the fun, searching for real                         bugs and some not so real!

These activities cost £1 per person which includes refreshments and a goodie bag.

Refreshments available 11:00 - 4:00 and picnic area throughout the day.

Location is The back garden of Burnworthy House, access via Hele Lane (TA13 5AD)

Contact 01460 242238 evenings only.