About Hometown Festivals
Hometown Festivals are the team behind the awesome Petersfield Festivals. All events are organised by Ben Errey and Steve Jacob with help from 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 five 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 with Ben being born here in the very town and are heavily involved in the community. Both are active members of Petersfield Round Table (although Steve is almost too old to be a member any more) and help to raise
thousands of pounds for charity each year. Ben is a previous Town Councillor and Steve organises 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. In the meantime, we welcome local charities and community groups to attend our events and continue to raise funds through engaging with the thousands of people who attend.
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, The Townhouse and Barons Handheld. Thank you all.
Steve and Ben with the 501st Legion at the Force Festival set up to raise funds for children’s charities as a part of the Petersfield Summer Festival.
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!