About Hometown Festivals
Hometown Festivals are the team behind the awesome Petersfield Festivals. Organised by Ben Errey and Steve Jacob with their amazing team of part time crew and volunteers. Ben and Steve created Hometown in 2011 in order to rescue the August Bank Holiday Petersfield Festivities, with only six weeks to prepare. They saved and rebranded the event and haven’t looked back since. Now Hometown Festivals organises over ten large events each year, plus event consultancy, catering, bars and equipment hire. Every effort is made to ensure the highest quality from start to finish, which includes everything from the wide range of performers on our stage to the award winning sausages on our catering operation. This attention to detail (plus hundreds of hours of planning by Ben and Steve) is what makes our events totally awesome.
Ben and Steve are both proud residents of Petersfield and are heavily involved in the community. Both are active members of Petersfield Round Table and help to raise thousands of pounds for charity each year. Ben is a previous Town Councillor and Steve organises many charity quizzes each year.
Hometown Festivals are always looking for ways to involve the community in their calendar of events, so if you have any ideas please do get in contact. We are currently looking at setting up an official charitable arm of our company, details of which will be released as soon as we know them.
Over the last 5 years Hometown has built up strong relationships with marvellous local companies who generously support our events and help us fulfill our vision. Since we began there have been many but we especially wish to thank LMC Vehicle Hire, LittleJohn Bathrooms, The Red Lion, The Spice Lounge Restaurant, Cox Manning Rothmans Accountants, Homes Estate Agents and The Square Brewery. Thank you all.
You can find out more about us on our official Hometown website
Hometown Festivals Won BEST EVENT!
The Petersfield Summer Festival won best event at the Life in Petersfield Awards 2014.
Petersfield Festivals win the Best Event in Petersfield awards. A HUGE thank you to everyone that nominated us, the Life Magazine Team, our sponsors, our volunteers and our Festival Family who helped make it happen!
Pictured right – Steve and Ben in their own Oscars style selfie with Eloise Keating, who won the Arts and Entertainment Award on the night! Congratulations Eloise!