Once a year the small town of Sidmouth in East Devon becomes the home of folk….

The Sidmouth Folk Festival has been running for 60 years. For one week it is normal to wear funny hats, bells on your knees and busk in the streets. We have been going to the festival for over 30 years.

There are food stalls.

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Music stands where you can buy anything from a tin whistle to an accordion.

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 Meeting old friends and making new ones….

There was a lot of this….

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And this…

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Some interesting costumes

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Crafters….

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And of course the seafront, which is lined with traders and dance teams all playing their instruments, shouting out instructions and generally having a wonderful time…

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This is a collage of some of the wonderful people you meet along the sea front.  The dance team The Cornish Wreckers a dance side from Cornwall, and a young girl playing some amazing fiddle ….

This is only a tiny peep into the wonderful world of the folk festival…..

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Mark and I are going to another festival at the end of August I hope the weather will be kind to us so I have another opportunity to showcase some more wonderful artists…

Linking up with Kim for Texture Tuesday and Helen for A Weekend Walk…..

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Thanks for visiting……

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19 thoughts on “LINK UP FUN– IN THE SUMMERTIME

  1. This looks like a really fun festival. Food, music, location and all that color captured beautifully. You have created a travel brochure with your photos, I want to go!.

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  2. I’m with Barbara Viv… love seeing England through your eyes…. I adore the seascape….the crafter one really is stunning as well…..
    You captured the fun of it all…. beautiful.

    have a wonderful week…. xo

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  3. What summer fun! Your photos all (as a collection) have such a lovely tone. I especially like the lighting and the colors in the lemonade stand image. You found a great place to take colorful photos!

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