The Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014 in Pictures

4th June 2014 | Photographs by Ben Taylor

The Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014 provided a really fun and entertaining day for the many visitors who attended this year, and the weather held out too! There was plenty of live music throughout the day, great food, bars, a farmers’ market, and huge variety of stalls. Ben Taylor, took to the back streets of Bruton to see what makes this historic festival so very unique.

The Bruton Festival of Arts Committee would like to thank everyone for their support including, Lisa Pickering (Chair and Packhorse Fair co-ordinator), Tia Cusden (Vice Chair and Treasurer), Abi Baker (Packhorse Fair markets manager), Elisabeth Balfour (Secretary and Writing Sweatshop), Catherine Rubbo (Writing Sweatshop), Sue Trevellyan (Take Art co-ordinator), Fiona Youngman (Spiral of Light co-ordinator), and Caroline Tickner (Media co-ordinator).

The Bruton Festival of Arts would also like to thank its sponsors
Hauser & Wirth Somerset, South Somerset District Council, Bruton Town Council, Wincanton Print, King's Bruton, Mike Boden, Will Angeloro, Wilf Swann, and Somerset Mini Marquees.

And thanks to everyone who has supported this event both in money and time. You know who you are!


Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014
Photographed by Ben Taylor

The kids had lots of fun

There was loads for the youngsters to do including circus skills, a big inflatable slide, bouncy castle, hair braiding, face painting and Raku pottery stall.

Introducing The Flying Seagulls

The inimitable Flying Seagulls served up an interactive show of creative and fun experiences full of music, energy and laughter. This included tight rope walking, face-painting, magic shows and entertaining circus performances.


Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014
Photographed by Ben Taylor

The Drag Race

This year the lovely ladies of Bruton ran in memory of Rachel Carpenter who was a much loved and respected member of the Bruton community and one highly regarded for her energy and vision as a key member for many years of Bruton’s Chamber of Commerce.

An amazing £780 was raised and will go towards the cost of lining the town with illuminated Christmas trees in December. This popular initiative, together with the Late Night Shopping events, was co-ordinated by Rachel in recent years.

A big thank you to everyone who donated so generously!


Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014
(Photographed by Ben Taylor)

Live Music at the Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014

This year's Packhorse Fair was blessed by a multi-talented line up of bands covering folk, country, psychodelic rock, Ska, deep skank, and Bhangra. A big thank you to all the bands for getting the Packhorse Fair crowd up and dancing, including:
The Drystones, Freddie Vernon & Co, The Senile Delinquents, Kingdom of Kush, Loyd Grossman & The New Forbidden, The Johnsons, ChainSka Brassika, RSVP and Mik Artistik's Ego Trip.


Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014
Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014
Bruton Packhorse Fair 2014
(Photographed by Ben Taylor)

General Pictures from the Packhorse Fair 2014


The Bands and Music at the Packhorse Fair 2014


The Drag Race at the Packhorse Fair 2014