A 1 day free folk festival in the beautiful village of South Petherton in Somerset.

Saturday the 16th of June 2018, 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 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 is the focal point of the festival. There is an outdoor stage for music and dance. Round the square are stalls with food and craft vendors.

Music and Dance In The Square:

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

10:00-10:15  Procession & Opening Glove Ceremony

10:20-11:00   Wessex Morris Men

11:00-11:45   Owl in the Sun

11:50-12:00   Gather for Clipping the Church

12:00-12:30   Scottish Dancers

12:30-13:15   Enigma Morris

13:15-14:00   Jack Cookson

14:00-14:30   Wessex Morris Men

14:30-15:00   Flamenco Dancers

15:00-15:30   Enigma Morris

15:30-16:15   Devonbird

16:15-16:45   Eastern Promise Belly Dancers

16:45-17:30   Black Rock Irish Dancers

17:30-18:30   The Dambuskers

The 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.


The performers in The David Hall


10:30-10:45   Velvet & Stone

10:45-11:45   The Harry Browns of Bristol
12:15-13:00   Velvet & Stone

13:15-14:00   Isabella Kerwin
14:15-15:00   Sam Patten
15:15-16:00   Saskia Griffiths Moore
16:15-17:00   Kadia

17:15-18:00   The Portraits


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.

21:00-22:00 The Dambuskers


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.

The Church Grounds

All day            Beerkat Collective

10:30-11:00  No Mean Feat Apalachian Dancers

10:30-11:15   Mad Mendip All Drummers

11:00-11:30   Zumba Dancers

11:15-11:45   Punch & Judy

11:30-11:45   Flamenco Dancers

11:45-12:00  Clipping the Church

12:15-12:45   Maypole dancing

12:30-13:15   Mad Mendip All Drummers

13:15-13:45   Punch & Judy

13:30-14:00   No Mean Feat Apalachian Dancers

14:00-14:30   Zumba workshop

14:30-15:00   Black Rock Irish Dancers

15:30-16:15   Mad Mendip All Drummers


In The Church

11:00-11:45   Meeting Voices Community Choir

12:30-13:15   West Country Carolling Traditions

13:30-14:15   Singing Rounds Workshop

14:30-15:15   The Harry Browns of Bristol

15:30-16:30   Stanchester Quire

16:30-17:15   South Somerset Community Choir



The Opening Glove Ceremony

Eastern Promise Belly Dancing

No Mean Feet Appalachian

The Blake Hall






Market Square

South Petherton

TA13 5BW

On the edge of the Market Square.


14:00-15:00 Angel Heart Theatre Company

16:30-17:15 Enigma Morris - workshop for children



Events in the Hall are all free.


Punch & Judy

Sam  Patten