A 1 day 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 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

What we know about now!


Owl in the Sun.
Jack Cookson.
Devonbird.
The Dambuskers.

Times will be posted as soon as the days programme is worked out.

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.


What we know about now!


The Harry Browns.
Velvet and Stone.
Izzie Kerwin.
Sam Patten.
Saskia Griffiths Moore.
Kadia.
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.



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.


As soon as we know it will be posted here.



Church grounds



In the Church


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.


As soon as we know it will be posted here.



Events in the Hall are all free.