We are an open access cultural community festival and we encourage you to come and take part. From hosting your own event to performing, or having a stall at our Festival Day, there are plenty of ways you can get involved in the Festival in 2020.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the team

SouthWestFest is a volunteer-led charity. Without you – our amazing volunteers, there would be no festival!

There are plenty of different ways you can volunteer with us; As a Trustee or a lead volunteer who helps us with the planning and development of the festival.

As work experience, work placements to gain more practical experience in events and community arts and projects.

Or as an on the day volunteer helping us at our events and with our promotional activities.

Applications to volunteer will open mid-March – please check back soon.

Produce your own event

SouthWestFest runs a 3 week open-access programme of events.

If you have an idea for an event that you would like to put on, or an event that will be running during the Festival period, do register it to be included in our Festival Programme.

Each year we have over 60 events, working with 25 local venues and we’d love for you to be involved!

Applications open mid-March – please check back soon.


Have a Stall at the Festival Day

Each year SouthWestFest hosts around 40 stalls from local charities, community groups, businesses and artists. If you would like to promote your work in the community, your latest business venture or your handmade crafts, SouthWestFest is the perfect opportunity to reach out to local residents.  Our annual Festival Day sees average footfall of around 8000 people and is well promoted in the local area.

Applications to hire a stall at SouthWestFest Festival Day 2020 will open mid-March – please check back soon.