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.

Not shown on the programme below is an event for children at Burnworthy House, Teddy Story Time and Bear Hunt. This is for pre-school and primary school aged children and starts at 3:15 p.m. It will last about 1 hour and there is a charge of £1 per child to cover costs. Each child should bring a teddy with them. Location is the back garden of Burnworthy House, access via Hele Lane (TA13 5AD).

A printed programme will be available in the local shops etc before the event. For your convenience a map of the event is here and the main Programme page is here both as PDF's.

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

10:15 am Opening ceremony of the Glove

10:20 am Treacle Eater Clog / Dr Turberville’s Morris

11:00 am Eastern Promise Belly Dancers

11:20 am Declan Millar

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

12:40 pm No Mean Feet Appalachian / Wessex  Morris

1:20 pm  Bog Cottage Underground

 2:00 pm Wyvern Jubilee Morris / Beetlecrushers Clog

 2:40 pm Yetminster Irish Dancers

 3.00 pm Somerset Morris Stave Dance

 3:20 pm Treacle Eater Clog / Dr Turberville’s Morris

 4:00 pm Willowen

 4:40 pm No Mean Feet Appalachian / Wessex Morris

 5:20 pm Beetlecrushers Clog

 5:50 pm Yetminster Irish Dancers

Events run from 10 am to 6 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.

The Green Angels are the headline act. Full itinerary below.

10:00 am  Music workshop: Age 8 to 16 yrs.

11:15 am Midsummer music play through (All instruments                   welcome).

12:30 pm Lazibyrd Free

 2:00 pm Anthony Lane Free

 2:45 pm Tom Clements Free

 3:30 pm Louise Jordan Free

 4:30 pm Senile Delinquents Free

 6:00 pm Green Angels Dance Workshop £4.00

 8:00 pm Green Angels Performance £8.00

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 Cabin Fever Crew

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 Mr Wiggins Punch and Judy Show.

11:15 am Lizzy Bryant Story Teller.

12:00 pm Clipping the Church.

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

 1:00 pm Lizzy Bryant Story Teller.

 1:30 pm SP Junior School Maypole Dancing.

 2:00 pm Morris Jigs (Open to all Morris Dancers)

 2:30 pm Junior Morris SP Scout Group.

 3:00 pm Symondsbury Mummers.

 3:50 pm Sam Lloyd - Juggler

In the Church

12:30 am Stanchester Quire Singing Workshop

 1:30 pm Louise Jordan

2:00 pm Stanchester Quire Performance

 3:00 pm Mitch Norman

The Blake Hall






Market Square

South Petherton

TA13 5BW

On the edge of the Market Square.

Events in the Hall are all free.

10:45 am Yetminster Irish Dance Workshop.

12:30 am Over Stratton Folk Dance Workshop

 2:00 pm Time and Tide Theatre present Part 1

 2:30 pm Interval

 3:00 pm Time and Tide Theatre present Part 2

 4:40 pm Time and Tide Workshop

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

An extra venue available this year as the South Petherton C of E Infants School has kindly given us the use of their yard.

Events in the School Yard are all free.

10:30 am Onwards Busking slots available.

 1:00 pm Stampita

 2:00 pm Chas Jacobs & Martin Pickett

 3:00 pm Sam Lloyd - Music

 3:20 pm Eastern Promise Belly Dancers.

  5:15 pm Wyvern Jubilee Morris.