We’re known for festivals around these parts.
Somerset already serve up the most popular festival of all time every year Glastonbury Festival. I was so happy to be invited to kick off festival season here in the UK just down the road in Chilthorne Domer for Home Farm Fest 2017.
On 9/10/11th June people came in their droves to set up camp on Home Farm, a stunning farm in a village in Somerset. The people came to listen to bands, have fun and raise money, and have fun we did. I’d love to see more of this kind of event in in Somerset.
With local food and drink served up and so many bands and activities, there was something for everyone.
The adults in the party partook of some lovely local Ham Hill Cider. In the words of us locals, it was ‘gert lush’.
Both me and Jon remarked how much the festival had grown, there were noticeably more people since we last attended before we had Katie. It was clear that word has spread about the quality of the festival and the heart behind it.
Home Farm Fest began as a way to raise money after the Simon family lost a son and brother in the 2004 Tsunami on Boxing Day in Thailand. To honour Piers’ memory and to raise money for Disaster Relief the family started the Piers Simon Appeal.
PSA run the initiative School in a Bag (SIAB) where rucksacks containing stationery and resources are sent out to poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children worldwide.”
So far the festivals over the last 11 years have raised a whopping £253,000 for the School in a bag initiative and over 77,000 bags have been delivered.
Home Farm Festival is just one of the many ways that Piers’ family keep that legacy going.
The festival brings music and fun, dancing, drinking and merriment to us in Somerset and it also helps others. That’s the legacy of Piers, of his heart and his humanity on that day in Thailand that still lives on today.
HOME FARM FEST 2017
3 DAYS . 6 STAGES (INCLUDING NEW DANCE TENT) . 100+ BANDS . POSH WEARS & WELLIES ON THE FRIDAY NIGHT. WORLD FOOD . 4 LICENSED BARS . MARKET AREA . HFF12 MERCHANDISE . PACK A SCHOOLBAG . SILENT DISCO . PLAYART CHILDREN’S AREA . FUNZONE INFLATABLES . DODGEMS & FUNFAIR . RURAL CRAFTS . VILLAGE GREEN . KIDS’ CINEMA . KIDS’ DISCO . CLIMBING WALL . TEA & CAKE TENTS. CHARITY RAFFLE . GROUP CAMPING AREA . FAMILY CAMPING AREA . DESIGNATED CARAVAN/CAMPERVAN AREA
THE GLITTER BAR
Katie is my little hippy and when I saw The Glitter Bar Somerset tent I knew we both had to get glittered up with festival makeup. I think Katie rocked the festival with her ear defenders and glitter on her face. The Glitter Bar and the delicious cake tent were my highlights.
There was so much to see and do included in the ticket price, I don’t think we touched the surface of it and can’t wait until next year, we’ll definitely camp all weekend next time.
Home Farm Fest, you’ve been fabulous!