Due to the current uncertainty about Covid 19 the committee has reluctantly decided to postpone this years festival. Dates will be 7th-9th October 2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience but, we felt it was in everyone’s interest to take this course of action.

Banbury Folk Festival started in 2000 as a one day event but has grown into a full weekend attracting major artists and folk enthusiasts from all over the country.

Banbury, nestled on the eastern edge of the beautiful Cotswolds and close to the historic Civil War battle sites of Edgehill and Cropredy, is a great place to visit with its charming medieval shopping streets and alleyways.

The pedestrianised town centre provides a fabulous place to shop and a great venue for the Dance Sides and Hobby Horses to perform.

This year the festival will be held in several venues around the town centre.

Our Main Venue will be the General Foods Sports & Social Club Ballroom.

After the success of the last two years,  we are once again using the spacious Ballroom on the first floor of the GF Club. Located alongside the canal in the centre of town with easy access to the other venues. There will also be music in the downstairs bar, at times to be advised.

The Reindeer Inn, Parsons Street.

Performances in the front bar on Friday and Saturday.

The White Horse, North Bar.

The location of our music sessions from Friday evening until Sunday. Also the meeting point for Hobby Horses and Dancers.

There will also be free music events, downstairs at GFS&SC..


Please see our FAQ section for information about camping arrangements.