The day's events, venues and performers

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.

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10:00 AM

The Event starts with the Procession Dance and the Ceremony of the Glove

The Ceremony of the Glove

This ancient folklore tradition was part of the original South Petherton Folk Festival and is now a regular feature of the South Petherton Folk Fest.

It says that as long as the glove remains airborne, no one can be arrested for drunkenness (perhaps not best relied upon in modern times!)

Eddie Upton will open the Festival and perform the Ceremony of the glove!

At the end of the opening ceremony, Eddie will throw the glove into the crowd. The glove must not touch the ground. After being caught, it will be kept on a pole attached to the Market Square stage until the end of the festival.

Provisional Programme (so far) for the rest of the day:

The Market Square Stage

No shows booked at the moment.

The Market Square Dance Sides

No shows booked at the moment.

The David Hall stage

No shows booked at the moment.

The Blake Hall

No shows booked at the moment.


No shows booked at the moment.

St Peter and St Paul’s Church

No shows booked at the moment.

St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard

No shows booked at the moment.

Dance teams

Bootstrap Border Morris
Dr Turbervilles Morris
Eastern Promise Belly Dancers
Enigma Border Morris
Glastonbury Border Morris
No Mean Feet
Sweet Coppin Step & Clog Dancers
The Knights of King Ina Jig Team
Wessex Morris Men