Winchester Porchfest
Saturday, June 8, 2024 (rain date June 9)
12noon – 5:30pm

What does a Porchfest host do?
  • You may host performers for one or more slots on Porchfest day.
  • The Porchfest committee will match your host site with performers.
  • If you have a preferred performer for your site, you can indicate so in the form below. Also, please have your preferred performer sign up as a Porchfest performer.
  • If you want to perform at your own site, please make sure to sign up as both a host and performer.
What time slots are available for hosting?

We are looking for hosts that can offer one or more of the following slots:

Slot Start End Setup
1 12:00p 1:00p Setup at 11:30a
2 1:30p 2:30p Setup at 1:00p
3 3:00p 4:00p Setup at 2:30p
4 4:30p 5:30p Setup at 4:00p
What does a Porchfest host provide/do?
  • Performance site. A porch or patio, a driveway or a parking lot, with room for performers and their equipment.
  • Area for an audience. Make sure the audience area does not block sidewalks or driveways.
  • Coordination on Porchfest day. You will be the performer's go-to person, making sure acts end on time and handling any issues that come up.
  • Cleanup. You are responsible for cleanup after performances, using your own trash and recycling bins.
  • Keeping your neighbors in the loop. Please be a good neighbor!
  • Displaying a Porchfest lawn sign at your site. Also, please tell your friends about the event.
What does the Porchfest team provide for hosts?

The Porchfest team will:

  • Coordinate signups, matching performers with hosts, logistics.
  • Help in assessing and planning the layout of the venue if necessary.
  • Provide lawn signs.
  • List your location and performers on our website and in our program.
How do I sign up to be a Porchfest host?
  • Fill out the form below to sign up.
  • If you have questions, please use our contact form (we’ll get right back to you).
  • Hosting sites are subject to traffic safety approval by the Winchester Police department.