Overlooking the lovely Viking Bay is the Bandstand, home to the popular Hobby Horse Club, with its resident crew of Clarence the Dragon and those pesky Hooden Horses, overseen by Zoe & Peter from Inspirations Creative and with great music from Giddy Yup. Free family fun every day.
Free events for Folk Week start on the first Saturday – all details in the Souvenir Programme available in June. Just click the button at the top of this page to order the brochure online. Available from June 2020.
Ticketed events start on Friday 7th with an evening concert, early evening dance and late night dance.
The Craft & Music Fair
Free entry to a huge variety of ceramics, clothing, musical instruments, paintings, jewellery and gifts. Open from the first Saturday 8th to the last Friday 14th.
The Big Parade on Saturday
A family-friendly procession of music, morris and magic, starting from Pierremont Hall at 5.30pm on Saturday 8th August. If you want to take part and you are under 12 years old, why not make something to wave at the Creative Tent at the campsite?
Masses of morris dancers throng the streets and a wide range of fabulous music in many of the town’s pubs.
There are daily lunchtime music sessions at the Jack Hamilton at the Craft & Music Fair on Victoria Gardens and the George Inn, and the lunchtime Singalong at the Neptune’s Hall which is one of the long-time favourite events at the festival. So dust off your instruments, and practise some singing and come along to join in. The Woodshed Sessions run by Bob Kenward at the Wrotham Arms every afternoon are extremely popular too.
For all the information about the free Pub Gigs programmed by Folk Week, please buy a Souvenir Programme, £5 plus £1.50 for postage and packaging. On sale in June 2020.