Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June sees the annual Wimborne Folk Festival. A colourful spectacle of traditional folk dance and music was first held in August 1980 as a one day event. It was such a success that it became a local point for the largest gathering of dance teams and musicians in the south of England.
For the old town of Wimborne Minster, held in the shadow of the 12th Century Minster Church of St Cuthberga it is considered by many to be the major event of the year.
As the title suggests, the event if a folk affair with well-known guitar-wielders like Lau, Kris Drever and Grada preparing to appear this June. There is also plenty of alternative entertainment to tickle your fancy from Ceilidhs to Morris Dancing displays.
For more information visit the website at www.wimbornefolkfestival.co.uk
(Below highlights of 2007 folk festival)