All aboard the Bunk!

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Bunkfest returns to Wallingford and there; s so much to do you’ll want to camp out and enjoy it all


Folk music, dance, a beer festival and the steam railway known as the Bunk return for another year of fantastic family fun at Bunkfest.

Since its launch in 2002, the festival has evolved from its folk music origins to become more of a community event showcasing a variety of music and talents from all over.

The main stage features a variety of music over three days from 30th August to 1st September including a wealth of folk, fiddles, Celtic folk, bhangra and a Madness tribute act.

Venues around the town will be hosting music too, as well as workshops and classes for you to take part in, ride on the Bunk and take part in the Singing Train and river lovers can join the Salters cruiser with live music.

Hundreds of dancers will take to the streets of Wallingford to entertain and delight with more styles of dance to enjoy than you can tap your feet to – there’s Cotswold, Border and Northwest Morris, clog, country dance, Appalachian, Welsh folk, belly dance and Irish – a great opportunity to go along and dance yourself crazy at a Bunkfest ceilidh.

After all that dancing, beer will be needed and local breweries Loddon and Loose Cannon are joint sponsors again with both producing exclusive beers for Bunkfest. There are more than 20 to choose from and the alphabetical beet tent makes queueing easy too.

Enjoy the weekend street fair, events for children, the Bunkfest craft marquee and so many food and trade stalls you’ll be spoilt for choice.

And if you’re having so much fun you don’t to leave, check out the camping options too.


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