Find your way around Kimpton Folk Festival
Where is Kimpton?
Kimpton, SG4, Hertfordshire, England
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Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Is there parking?
There is a field for parking. For details, refer to the map on the festival website: www.kimptonfolk.uk
Where do I go first when I arrive?
Signs will direct you from the car park to the ticket office, where you need to exchange your ticket for a wrist band. You will also be provided with a festival guide containing a map of the event and a summary of everything that is on. Then, go and enjoy yourself.
Are there instrument workshops?
Yes, there are workshops. Refer to the website for more details.
Are there camping facilities?
This is a one-day festival, so there will be no camping facilities.
Are there any free events?
Yes, there will be free events all day on the lovely old village green, under a covered marquee.
Can I buy food?
Yes, there will be a range of food stalls along with real ale bar and a range of other refreshments.
Are there toilet facilities?
Toilets are available in a number of places; at the Memorial Hall itself, in the Dacre Rooms, in the football pavilion and in Church House. There are disabled toilets
Will there be any stalls?
Yes, there will be stalls at various places around the village. These are yet to be finalised.
Will there be a real ale bar?
Yes, there will be local ales for sale on the Green and also at the Memorial Hall.
Are there family tickets?
Not as such, but children under the age of 12 are admitted free to all events.
Can we pop in and out of all afternoon concerts with one afternoon ticket?
Yes you can. Your afternoon ticket gets you into everything apart from the evening concerts, which are £20 each. Super Early Bird Afternoon tickets are £10 until 31 January. From 1 February, Early Bird Afternoon tickets will be £15 and on sale until 1 April.
How many evening concerts are there and do they run concurrently?
There are two evening concerts - one in the Memorial Hall and one in The Church. Yes, they run concurrently.
Do we need to buy an evening ticket for one concert only?
Evening concert tickets are £20 and sold separately.
We will need to find accommodation locally. Is there anywhere besides The Boot within safe walking distance?
No. We can suggest The Cross Keys pub in Gustard Wood, The Tin Pot in Gustard Wood, Rose Cottage in Whitwell and Pauline Tarbox in Porters End
Where would you recommend we look for easily driveable accommodation?
See answer above
What time does the festival start and end ?
The festival starts at 12pm and finishes at 11.30pm
Is it all indoors, outdoors or a mix?
The festival is all around the village. There is a central outdoor stage on the village green with a range of food and drink, outdoor storytelling and children’s activities, concerts in two indoor venues, indoor workshops,
Is there a gap between afternoon and evening things (thinking of when would would go to accommodation to check in)
Yes. The evening open-air ceilidh finishes at 6.30 pm, and evening concerts then commence at 7.30 pm
If we came and parked for the afternoon, then went away and came back to park for the evening, would this present any problems or cost extra?
Parking is free all day and all evening and there is ample space to park.
There will be plenty of places to park, more information will be posted nearer the time.