A 1 day folk festival in the beautiful village of

South Petherton in Somerset.

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

The days events, venues and performers 2016

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 we show here 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 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  Wyvern Jubilee Morris and Enigma Morris

10:45 am Ean Promise Belly Dancersster

11:00 am Seth Bye & Katie Griffin

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

12:15 pm Scottish Dancers

12:45 pm  Wessex Morris and Treacle Eater Clog

1:15 pm  Bob Gallie

 2:00 pm  Yetminster Irish Dancers and Dr Turbeville's Morris

 2:30 pm Wyvern Jubilee Morris and Beetlecrushers Clog

 3.00 pm Eastern Promise Belly Dancers & Enigma Morris

 3:30 pm  Mitchell and Vincent with Chris Edmunds

 4:15 pm Yetminster Irish Dancers

 4:45 pm Dr Turbeville's Morris and Treacle Eater Clog

 5:15 pm Wessex Morris and Beetlecrushers Clog

 5:45 pm  The Dambuskers

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.

All performances on the day are free.

10:00 am  Music workshop - Space Petherton.....: Age 8                     to 16 yrs £3.00. (All instruments welcome)

11:15 am  Music  workshop play through.

12:15 pm  Hannah Cumming

 1:15 pm Daisy House & DeMalebysse

 2:15 pm Greg Hancock and Jo Hooper

 3:15 pm  The Unprepared Jug Band

 4:15 pm Kitty Macfarlane

 5:15 pm  Phil King

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.

Busking all day in the pub.

9:00 pm Bad Dog, No Biscuit performance.


All events at the Brewers are free.

St. Peter & St. 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

11:00 am No Mean Feet Appalachian Dancers

12:30 pm Punch & Judy Show

1:30 pm Maypole Dancing Workshop for all

2:30 pm Country Dancing, South Petherton Juniors

In the Church

11.00 am   The Stanchester Quire

12.00 pm Clipping the church.

12.30 pm    Alison & Jack

2.30 pm      Moor Harmony

3.30 pm      The Roarin' Trowmen

4.30 pm      Jan Novy


The Opening Glove Ceremony

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.

11.15 am   Morris Workshop with Enigma Morris

12.15 pm   Mike Tomlinson

1.45 pm.    Mitchell and Vincent

1.00 pm.    Shiraz

2.30 pm.    Hannah Cumming

3.15 pm.    Wessex Women

4.00 pm.     Sharon Martin



Kitty McFarlane

Daisy House from California

Emma-Morag story teller & singer

Burnworthy House







At Burnworthy House between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm Emma-Morag will be entertaining with her story telling and singing.

This event is free and is ideal for children of all ages.










The Blake Hall






Market Square

South Petherton

TA13 5BW

On the edge of the Market Square.

Events in the Hall are all free.

3:30 - 4:30 pm The Fat Cat Theatre Company presents: An Otters's Tale