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Tenterden Folk Festival

tenterden folk festival venues

We use numerous venues around Tenterden town centre including the following;

The Town Hall; the Assemby Rooms upstairs is used for concerts and other events
The Tenterden Club; the Moulton Hall and Evans Bar upstairs are ideal for festival barn dances, concerts and workshops.

St Mildred's Church; The Church has great acoustics. 


The Church Hall and/or The Glebe Hall; the Church Hall is adjacent to the Tenterden Club and the Glebe Hall is at the end of Church Road. Both are very suitable for smaller events and workshops. 

The Vine is used for music and song sessions. 

The White Lion is used for song and music sessions and concerts and workshops take place in the adjoining Saddlery.

The William Caxton is the home of the regular monthly song and music sessions and is used in the same way for the festival.

The Woopack including the barn at the back is used for song and music sessions

This Ancient Boro is used for a few music and song showcase events featuring festival guests


Tenterden Museum is also used as a venue for exhibitions and showcases.  Morris dancers perform on the forecourt.  

The Recreation Ground is a large open space at the eastern end of the High Street and it is here we have the marquees housing a free music stage, dance stage, craft, music, food, bar and other stalls


Kent and Sussex Railway hosts Morris dancers on the Town Centre station and on some of the trains over the weekend.  Singers may also entertain on a few of the trains


The High Street and town centre is where Morris dancers and folk dance display teams perform.


Other venues; Fringe events takes place in other venues and are listed in the programme

Festival Camping:


The Festival is grateful to a local farmer who regularly lets us have the use of a field for a temporary campsite. The field situated just over the level crossing near the Kent and East Sussex Railway's town centre station at the end of Station Road, so is only ten or 15 minutes minutes walk from the High Street. There are great views over the Weald of Kent and plenty of space. During the day you can also watch the steam trains coming and going between Tenterden and Bodiam but as it is a heritage railway they do not run at night so will not disturbe your sleep.  


Due to the location there is no electricity or running water but we hire in portable toilets and everyone has a good time.  Bring plenty off bottled water for drinking, or stick to beer. (Please drink responsibly) There can be farm nimals and crops in nearby fields so please abide by The Countryside Code.    


We charge per caravan, campervan or tent not per person.  This year's prices can be found on the Buy Tickets page. 

Campsite 2015
Church Hall
Vine Inn
Glebe Hall
White Lion
William Caxton

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Map 2019
Town Hall & Woolpack
Tenterden Club
St Mildred's

Tenterden Folk Festival: promoting folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions: Registered charity No 1038663