The Bromyard Folk Festival

The Bromyard Folk Festival takes place every year in Bromyard, Herefordshire. This traditional song and dance festival has over 75 events and takes place in over three venues. Beyond the talented dancers and singers that perform, there are also morris processions, children's entertainment, workshops, a craft fair, dance lessons and much more. There are also ceilidhs, which are traditional Gaelic social dances. These are just a few of the activities available and each day has a full schedule of dances and concerts.

The festival takes place on the first full weekend in September. There is always a great line-up of famous national and beloved local performers for each event and unlike many festivals, all of the money is used for one charitable aim, which is to promote and support traditional song and dance by paying for the Festival itself.

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A festival goer will find that there are many options for eating at the festival. There are real ale bars and other eateries onsite, as well as items for snacking and areas for sit-down dining. There are also cafes, pubs and restaurants in the town of Bromyard itself.

While there are no B&B accommodations within walking distance of the festival, weekend passholders can caravan, campervan or camp on the grounds close to the festival. There is an additional fee for campers but there is also the convenience of leaving the car and wandering the festival on foot. Hot showers and other facilities are available for campers. For those who do not wish to camp, there are many beautiful bed and breakfast accomodations in the countryside and driving to the festival is easy. Many of the events are in tents, but festival goers should dress accordingly and plan for any type of weather.

Beyond the festival, Bromyard, the town, is located in scenic County Herefordshire in the West Midlands area. It is well-known for its half-timbered pubs and other beautiful building, some of which date back to the Norman times. It is a beautiful agriculatural county and known for its pastoral scenery. It is well-regarded as the perfect setting for a folk festival and is within driving distance of other wonderful areas including Stratford-upon-Avon and the Welsh countryside.

Tickets can be purchased on-line or by phone. Early birds, university students, young adults, children between the ages of 11-17 and families can purchase reduced weekend price tickets or packages. Day tickets can also purchased individually. Children under the age of ten who accompany an adult with a weekend pass are free.