A big thank you to everyone who supported us - it was a very successful weekend. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.

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*The friendly festival right in the heart of Banbury*

*A low-cost festival with a high quality line up*

Banbury Hobby Horse Festival has merged with Banbury Folk Festival - click here to see more information on our Facebook page

We are keen to hear from any Hobby Horses and traditional beasts who may like to attend the event. For more information please contact Derek and Mary Droscher on 01295 709881 and leave your details on our answer-phone.


Proud Sponsors & Supporters of
Banbury Folk Festival 2016


Banbury Town Hall

Home of Banbury Town Council and Main Concert Venue for the Festival, right in the heart of Banbury. This fine Victorian Gothic building is situated in the High Street, next to Banbury Market Square and close to Banbury Old Town and Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

cricket club

Banbury Cricket Club

The Willows, Bodicote. Festival Campsite and Weekend Events Venue. Outdoor camping for camper-vans, caravans and tents, and Clubhouse with two separate bars and performance venues. Shuttle mini-bus service to and from the Town Hall.

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The Reinedeer Inn

Banbury’s oldest pub, with Festival Events held in the historic oak-panelled Globe Room and Front Bar. Situated in Old Town’s Parsons Street, where visitors can enjoy the old-style charm of Banbury’s shops and restaurants. .

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The Banbury Cross Pub

Home of Banbury Folk Club and venue for Festival Folk Club sessions throughout the weekend. In Butchers Row nestled between the Market and the High Street and close to Banbury Town Hall.

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Methodist Hall, Marlborough Road

Venue for acoustic concerts, our Friday night Ceilidh and indoor camping over the weekend, just off the High Street, within easy walking distance of the Town Hall and the other in town venues.


Hotel Mercure Whately Hall

Housed within a former 17th Century Coaching Inn, and commanding a presence on Banbury’s North Bar, close to our town venues. Festival Sponsor, pleased to provide accommodation to some of our artists.

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The White Horse -

North Bar, at the top of Parsons Street. New venue for our music sessions all weekend. Within easy walking distance of the other in-town venues, a great range of Real Ales and good pub grub.

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