Welcome to the Deal Folk by the Sea website.

It used to be the Deal Maritime Folk Festival. We think the new name is a bit more inclusive and fun-sounding but that’s just our opinion.

The festival aims to provide a weekend of (mostly) free entertainment in the pubs and clubs of Deal and Walmer. When you see the buskers in The Undercroft or a fund-raising gig at The Astor, remember this is how we fund the festival so please stop and listen, buy a ticket or put some money in the collection.

The boys and girls who organise the festival are all volunteers doing it just because we want to, so please support us and be positive. We don’t always get it right but we’re doing our best.