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Whatever the weather it’s FOLK at the Farm!

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is one of the jewels in Shropshire’s crown; a real working farm that gives a unique insight into country life before mass mechanisation and monoculture – and the perfect setting for a brand-new festival: FOLK at the Farm.

An image showing the different events happening at Folk at the Farm at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm on Saturday 20 July 2019.

This coming Saturday, 20 July, Acton Scott hosts musicians, storytellers, poets, dancers, artists and makers in a celebration of some of the less-remembered aspects of local country life and culture.  Language and lore, tunes, superstitions, skills and crafts are all part of ‘Folk’ history and have helped to define our very special region.

Within the enchanting location of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, with its pigs, poultry, cattle, sheep and heavy horses, FOLK at the Farm offers a full day’s programme of activities for adults and children: a special ‘Family Paddock’ with lots to make and do; musicians all around the site; a host of stories for young and old; poetry and writing workshops; talks; demonstrations of crafts and skills; food, drink and tempting things to buy; Morris dancing; encounters and surprises – and a chill-out zone for relaxation!

An image of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm taken by a drone. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm will be hosting the Folk at the Farm festival

Aerial shot of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm by Drone Rangers

And should the sun decide not to shine – but of course it will! – most of the events will be under cover and Acton Scott has good accessibility for all abilities.  So don’t miss out; book now for a great day of FOLK at the Farm!

FOLK at the Farm is from 10am – 7pm on Saturday 20 July.  Tickets £30 (2 adults + 2 children); adult £15 (£10 OAP); child £6. Information and tickets available NOW at www.folkcc.co.uk or www.tickettailor.com/events/folk1 or on the gate.

Would you like to be in with a chance of winning some FREE tickets to FOLK at the Farm? Follow this link to find out how you can win! Entries close Wednesday 17 July 2019.