On Site

From the moment the gates open onto the festival site (10 am Friday , Saturday, Sunday) there is plenty to do and see. Whether wandering around the Art Arcade  or joining in with the music, dance and art workshops there is plenty to keep you busy.

Here is just a taster of what you might find ….


Great Food and Drink from local producers is on offer at the food market and The Suffolk Food Village on the hill providing plenty of quality choice in festival fare at reasonable prices, all to be enjoyed with lashings of real ale from The Cobbold Arms.



The Cobbold Arms  and The Hop Inn will be to hand with real ales from local craft breweries to lubricate your vocal chords while you join in with the sing-arounds and  sessions .





Morris, Mummers & East Anglian Step Dancing

Displays, workshops and dance-outs. Our teams will also be taking their bells and sticks down to the local hostelries on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.




Singing, Instrument, dance, poetry and art sessions and workshops: throughout the weekend we hope you will join us in the scheduled and pop-up sessions to be held around the site at various venues.



Art Arcade

Artist and printmaker Mandy Walden brings together some of the finest artists and contemporary crafts people from the area to demonstrate and sell their work.



Small Folk

FolkEast is a family friendly festival with plenty to keep young and old busy. And if you are 11 and under, you can enjoy it all for free. Yay!




Heritage Crafts

The skills of the heritage crafts men and women can be fully appreciated as they share their knowledge through demonstrations.



Social Knitworks The extremely popular knit-in tent has new projects for everyone to have a go at, from the novice knitter to the really quite good crocheter!