Set in 70 acres of picturesque wildflower meadows, the Goren Festival features live music from some fantastic bands as well as trade stands, educational stands, crafts and activities for kids. It promotes nature, wildlife and sustainability in a safe, natural environment and is perfect for families with younger children. Camping and campervan pitches, locally grown food, drink and performers! Featuring plenty of relaxation or dancing opportunities!! This is a fundraising event with proceeds going to several local charities which can be nominated at the event.
A sample of what will be on offer on Saturday – Forest School activities, Bug Hunting, Archery, Sound Garden, Circus Skills workshop, Science experiments, Face painting, Henna Tattooing, Leaf flag making, Pottery, Hay Jumping & Storytelling. Live Music from 2 pm.
Artisan trade stands. Food stalls to cater for all tastes. Well stocked bar. Camping.
Gates open at 3 pm on Friday.
Last entrance is 9 pm. Gates re-open at 8 am on Saturday.
Last orders are at midnight and campsite closes at 3pm on Sunday
Strictly no pets, glass, caravans, motorhomes or trailer tents on site please.
The Festival Committee
Festival Owner – Julian Pady
Festival Co-ordinator -Fay Goodall
Music Line-up – Simon Durrant
Site Manager – Rupert Pady
Our Mission Statement
Our aim is to bring families together to enjoy themselves in a safe and beautiful, natural environment at the same time as promoting the wonderful flora and fauna of Devon. Goren Festival is a not-for-profit event and is unmatched for its integrity, ethos and promotion of wildlife and environmental projects. Charities and organisations represented and supported at Goren include: RSPB, Devon Wildlife Trust, Bumble Bee Conservation Trust, East Devon Beekeepers, Devon Moth Group, Devon Bat Group, Blackdown Hills Natural Futures team, The Devon County Ecologist, as well as local independent conservation experts.
Some of the lovely comments we’ve had about previous festivals:
“So much character, charm and entertainment. An incredible job by the organisers to pull together such a fantastic festival that is well and truly established on the festival calendar. There were so many highlights – Owen Leo Moore’s performance in the Meadow Tent, Indian Man, Grace Gillan, Jake Miller and Jess McAllister.
Ewan McLennan. Really all the performers.
Thank you Goren – x” Nicole
“So many beautiful memories especially the moon on Friday night, the bat walk, the acoustic bar sessions, the gin and my 8yr daughter flossing on the main stage on Saturday. We all had a blast. Same again next year please x” Kate
“We had a fabulous time ! The tractor ride – super fun ! The kids loved the bat walk and watermelon when asked 😛
We all loved the circus activities and laughed so much at my poor barn dance skills. I loved the music on the barn stage. I’ll be seeing you again next year !” Mary
“Seriously, thanks so much to everyone who created such an ace festival in deepest darkest Dev! When I get to Monday and my face still hurts from laughing and I feel like I might have slipped another disc, I KNOW, it’s been a bl**dy good weekend! I will transport myself back to the early hours of that morning in the Goren Arms if ever I get the blues. Pure gold” Sophie
“Watching Owen, eyes wide on the banjo – wow.
Dancing to Stompin’ Dave – incredible!
Seeing the orange full moon rise over the fields
Sunbeams the Sunbeams Juice Bar – officially now my favourite ever festival caterer
Mandala drawing – my favourite activity, great that adults could go and be creative too. Have dreamt of creative crafts and arts festival stalls before.
Indian Man – bl**dy lovely. Offering the incredible dancing girls an LP – they were the happiest little girls on the planet.
So many more great memories. Thank you, thank you” Emma