Somerfest will be held on Saturday 17th June , from 12noon – 6pm
Programme to be Announced
We would like to thank Arts Council England, Taunton Deane Borough Council and our sponsors, festival makers and volunteers.
Somerfest 2017 will be an exciting year as Taunton’s leading festival of performance, arts, theatre, sport, circus, dance, music and theatre. This year is the Brewhouse Theatre 40th birthday. Enjoy the Great Somerset Duck Race in aid of Cancer Research Uk and the Taunton long sword world record breaking challenge.
Enjoy the county towns enchanting green spaces as this year’s winning the national award for the national Garden Town award.
Goodlands Gardens Green will be full to the brim with music, stalls, green crafts, environment and nature areas, family and children’s activities.
Somerset Square / Brewhouse Theatre, will celebrate the 40th Birthday celebration with cakes, party games, shows, ice cream and music.
Castle Green / Enjoy the interactive show Bingo Lingo, performances by the Strong Lady and Lords of Strutt. On the green take part in aerial circus, sports and games.
Enjoy the fabulous free programme of shows throughout the town and walkabout street theatre performances.
High St Festival Information will be at the Visitors Information Centre. Follow the fish and flowers made by local children celebrating the river and green spaces in Taunton. Street theatre, music and markets will be in full swing throughout the town.
Discover Bath Place shops and Riverside Courtyard for treats and cafes.
Somerfest 2017 is directed by Fuseperformance presenting a professional programme of extraordinary talent. We work with local, people across Taunton and Somerset and nurture and support local artists, from beginners to emerging companies, and beyond as part of our annual creative hub’s and training opportunities. We also invite the best of outdoor arts, artist’s and companies to work with us to offer an inspirational array of arts from street theatre, aerial circus, puppetry, contemporary dance, street music and pyrotechnics.