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 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:

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

10:00 - 10:15 am Procession Dance to the square.

10:15 - 10:20 am The Opening Ceremony of the Glove.

10:20 - 10:45 am Enigma Border Morris / Treacle Eater Clog.

10:45 - 11:05 am Eastern Promise Belly Dancers

11:05 - 11:50 am Velvet and Stone

12:15 - 12:45 pm Scottish Dancers

12:45 - 13:15 pm Wessex Morris / Flamenco Dancers

13:15 - 14:00 pm Hannah Cummings

14:00 - 14:30 pm Yetminster Irish Dancers

14:30 - 15:00 pm Wyvern Jubilee Morris / Eastern Promise Belly Dancers

15:00 - 15:30 pm Flamenco Dancers / Treacle Eater Clog

15:30 - 16:15 pm Phil King

16:15 - 16:45 pm Yetminster Irish Dancers / Scottish Dancers

16:45 - 17:30 pm Wyvern Jubilee Morris / Wessex Morris

17:30 - 18:30 pm The Dambuskers

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 - 11:30 am Music Workshop for ages 8 - 16 years.

12:15 - 13:00 pm Owl In The Sun

13:15 - 14:00 pm Sharon Martin

14:15 - 15:00 pm Phil Cooper

15:15 - 16:00 pm The Unsung Roots

16:15 - 17:00 pm Jack Cookson

17:15 - 18:00 pm Kitty Macfarlane

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 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.

Church grounds

Bear collective Face Painting, swap shop, pre-loved goods.

Various stalls manned by local organisations.

11:15 - 11:45 am No Mean Feet Appalacian Dancers

12:30 - 13:00 pm Punch and Judy - One show only.

13:30 - 14:15 pm Maypole Dancing for all.

14:30 - 15:15 pm Mathew Stoodley from Wells, a fabulous Somerset Storyteller.

In the Church

11:00 11:45 am Stanchester Quire

13:00 - 13:45 pm Wessex Women

14:15 - 15:15 pm Moor Harmony

15:30 - 16:00 pm Tapestry

The Opening Glove Ceremony

Yetminster Irish Dancers

Eastern Promise Belly Dancing

No Mean Feet Appalachian

Kitty McFarlane

Emma-Morag story teller & singer

The Blake Hall






Market Square

South Petherton

TA13 5BW

On the edge of the Market Square.


11:15 - 11:50 am Enigma Border Morris children's workshop.

15:30 - 16:30 pm The Fat Cat Theatre Company



Events in the Hall are all free.