Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 17 July 2022



We are busy planning Folk by the Oak 2022 and the website will be updated nearer to the festival (Sunday 17 July), but you can expect similar festival fun and fabulousness as shown below!

For All the Family to Enjoy

We know that kids need more than just wall to wall sublime music to make their day special!

Here's what will be on offer around the site and in our Family Area:

Lively Folk Dance Sessions performed by Harpenden based Young Miscellany Dance Group at 2.00pm, 3.10pm and 4.25pm where the Acorn Stage normally is

Archery and Climbing Wall with On Targett Events

Make Bat Boxes and Nail Art with the Complete Wasters

The chance to create your very own Willow Sculptures with Sandra in the Vintage Tent

Learn Circus Skills

Upcycled Wing and headdress making
with Wye Waste It Collective

Bee Observatory and Local Honey from CSHBKA

Bee Yoga and Foraged Tea-Making Workshops with Danny and Hive

Traditional Fairground Stalls with the obligatory swing boats! 

The Nomadic Museum of Natural History - a cabinet of natural curiosities

Storytelling in the medieval tent

Piggery Jokery Puppet Theatre at 2.00pm and 5.40pm

The roaming Box of Mechanical Delights at 4.25pm

Beautiful organic Henna Designs

Face Painting for all ages

Morris Minors Singing Group at 2.00pm and 3.10pm

Wet Felting Workshops with the Woolly Circus

Bubble Creations from Bonnie the Bubble Lady! 

Plus more! Come and explore on the day.  

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Feel free to bring a Picnic!

We know how feeding kids at a festival usually means a trip back to the car or tent (and away from the action) or the frequent emptying of purses and pockets; which is why we actively encourage you to bring your own picnic, find a lovely spot in the arena and enjoy your own home-cooked food as the music plays! When supplies run low there are some seriously tasty food stalls to tempt even the fussiest of eaters!

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For All the Family to Enjoy

We want all our smaller Folk by the Oakers to enjoy the festival as much as the grown-ups!

We have been delighted to win the following awards:

2018: Voted Readers' Favourite in the Green Parent Magazine Family Festival Awards 2018

Followers of Festival Kidz voted us the Best Day Festival for 2017 & 2019!

"Folk by the Oak is a perfectly constructed one-day festival that, like a good song, leaves you wanting more. From the second we arrived, we felt comfortable, safe and welcome"
Lisa Mills - Festival Kidz

"Perfect for parents and young kids, it has to be one of the most family-friendly day festivals around."
Junior Magazine