2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the Helpston Enclosure Act, therefore 'Enclosure' will feature in much of the programme.
6pm – a guided walk around Helpston.
8pm Folk music in the Barn at the Exeter Arms.
10:00am Festival opens in the school hall
12noon – 1:00pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Lunches in the Village Hall: John Clare Cottage open, Botolph’s Barn open: Morris Dancers and the Peterborough Folk Dance Society perform.
3:00pm Coach outing
3:00pm Guided walks round Helpston - meet at the Butter Cross
3.15pm – 4pm In the church
Teas in the Village Hall
With story teller and poet Hugh Lupton
And the renowned musician Chris Woods
Tickets (£10 and £8 concess.) are available in the school hall or from Stamford and Peterborough Tourist Offices.
Later the Northamptonshire folk group Ock 'n Dough play in the Blue Bell.
11:00am Family service in St. Botolph’s Church