Burnham FolkFest's final day draws record crowds
crowds filled Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on Sunday (September
4th) to watch the final day of the town's FolkFest.
thousand people crammed into the gardens for an afternoon of live
folk music and dance from
The Carrvick Sisters, Fallen Apples, Sail Pattern and 3 Daft Monkeys
plus The Mudlarks, Coastal Cloggers and Tiger Feet Appalachian
This year's event was widely acclaimed as the 'best yet' and
FolkFest Chairman Graham Cook told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was delighted
with how it had gone.
"We were really lucky with the weather this year and saw
a massive turnout in the Manor Gardens and on Saturday in the
town centre where the pubs were really busy with trade."
crowds in the Manor Gardens just seemed to build and build throughout
the afternoon and we had our biggest ever turnout, but it was
still safe and everyone had a great time."
He added that the event's finances had been boosted by busy bar
trade on Sunday, but said the event overall had still made a small
"Due to the reduced grant funding we have received this
year, we've made a loss of £2-3,000 which emphasizes the
importance of fundraising for next year's event."
Also see: Saturday's
FolkFest activities in photos