Holbefest is the ideal event for the whole family. From 1200 noon there will be games, events, food, stalls which will appeal to all ages.
The Assault course is the centre piece of the day and there will be prizes galore! Football, Cricket and a bouncy Gladiator Duel and a host of stalls and smaller fun activities will also feature and keep the kids happy while mum and dad can sit, relax and enjoy the music. There are 1k and the 5k runs, which start from the venue, for those of you who want to burn some calories before enjoying great local food and drink. Music entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon by local choirs and bands interspersed with younger musicians and solo artists showcasing their talents. Late afternoon sees more seasoned artists and bands take to the main stage and and the event finishes around 10:30pm. Chemical toilets will be available, although we welcome little ones we are unable to provide formal baby changing facilities. Disable persons are welcome, but please remember the venue is a field and typically music festivals can get quite muddy if the weather is unkind.
Free car parking
There is ample free parking! Access from the road to the venue will be clearly marked, down a track and onto a grassy area next to the venue. Please follow the signage and parking marshall's directions on the day. Parking is at your own risk and the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for damage or theft to your vehicle or property.
Food and Drink
This has always been a highlight of the event for many people and this year aims to continue with that tradition. There will be a wide selection to suit all palates. As well as a classic BBQ serving locally sourced burgers and sausages we'll have wraps, both spicy and tame, complemented by a great selection of vegetarian options. A well-stocked licensed bar servicing fine local ales, wine, and soft drinks should keep everyone happy, as will the legendary Pimms tent which always provide a perfect retreat for summer refreshment.
12:00 Holbefest Opens
13:00 Music Starts
14:00 Holbeton Harrier 5Km Trail Race
14:10 Crooked Tempo Samba Band
15:30 Circus Skills Workshops
16:00 Holbeton Harriers 1M Fun Run
17:15 Steve Jenner
17:30 Elfic the Juggler
19:45 Three's Company
20:45 Sarah Bone
22:30 Event Close
Schedule of events
The day will start at 12:00 noon and aim to finish around 10:30pm. Family orientated activities including the Legendary Assault course and Gladiator Duel run all day as will the Nerf Zone, Archery, Cricket and football attractions. Music starts around 1PM and will running through to the event close sometime after 10:00PM. We are very please to see the return of the Crooked Tempo samba band who will be banging out their spirit raising rhythms just after the start of the Holbeton Harriers trail run at 2:00PM. There is also an invitation to all to participate in the family fancy dress fun run at 4:00pm. This year we are joined by Elfic the juggler, Convent Garden's juggler of the year, who will be leading circus skills workshops for the kids from mid afternoon and entertaining all with a full show from 5:30PM. Head line music acts start from 5:00PM leading with Steve Jenner, Sarah Bone, Tamar, Three's Company and finishing with Plymouth band C-Force.