Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 16 July 2017

Timings & Location

Festival Timings

Gates open at 12.00 noon. 

Main Stage Performances from 1.00pm.

Firework Finale approximately 10.30pm.

A full list of performance times will be listed here in the run up to the festival.

Getting to Folk by the Oak

Folk by the Oak takes place in the beautiful, leafy surrounds of the historic Queen Elizabeth Oak Field at Hatfield House

Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ

If you are travelling from nearby you may like to check out the local bus routes available here:


For those coming from further afield, Hatfield House is 21 miles north of London, Hatfield Station is 20 minutes from Kings Cross and the festival entrance is a short walk from the station.

The festival parking and entrance is clearly signposted from all major routes into Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Please use postcode AL9 5NQ for Sat Navs then look out for temporary yellow event signage as you approach the venue.

Ample free parking is provided on site (no overnight parking). Or for a greener option why not try the train? The pedestrian entrance to the park is opposite Hatfield Railway Station with London Kings Cross only 20 minutes away. 

If you do need to drive and have spare seats why not consider car sharing? Please do remember to use a reputable car sharing website that you trust. 

Venue Website: www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Where to Stay

Unfortunately, because Folk by the Oak is only a one day event, we are unable to provide camping facilities on site. The nearest campsites to Hatfield House are as follows:

For caravans and tents (approx. 6 miles from Hatfield House) - Hertford Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Mangrove Rd, Balls Park, Hertford, SG13 Tel: 01992 586696 or visit the website campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

For caravans only (approx. 1.5 miles from Hatfield House) – Commons Wood Caravan Club Site, Ascots Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 4HJ Telephone: 01707 260786 or visit the website www.caravanclub.co.uk

For local hotels and B+Bs please click here www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Great budget accommodation is also available at the University of Hertfordshire, 10 minutes via regular bus service, and 8 minutes by taxi from Hatfield Train Station.

If you need any further help with places to stay or other local information, we would recommend getting in touch with the Hertford Tourist Information Centre: Tel - 01992 584322, Email: tic@hertford.gov.uk