2019 North Carolina Folk Festival Tops Last Year

Celebrating its second year September 6-8, the free-admission, weekend-long festival brought thousands to downtown Greensboro for music, dance, a juried marketplace, beer, and more! Greensboro, N.C., October 22, 2019 — North Carolina Folk Festival organizers have announced that 156,000 people* are estimated to have attended the 2019 event in downtown...

Family Area

The North Carolina Folk Festival Family Area is open 12-5 PM Saturday & Sunday! The Family Stage features a variety of performances including storytelling, puppetry, interactive  music, and dance. The North Carolina Folk Festival pays special attention to providing engaging and educational interactive performances and hands-on activities for children and families, sharing...

NC Folklife Area

The Folklife Demonstration Area at the 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival is produced in partnership with the North Carolina Folklife Institute. The 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival Folklife Area celebrates our state’s rich traditions of fiber arts. From transporting our belongings and staying warm to adorning our bodies for special...

Folk Fest Music Spots

Folk Fest Music Spots will feature local artists in downtown Greensboro spaces. Now celebrating its second year, the North Carolina Folk Festival will present Folk Fest Music Spots - a new program during this year’s Festival featuring eleven local bands in intimate spaces hosted by eight downtown Greensboro businesses. The...

Laurelyn Dossett Hosts “Songs of Hope & Justice” with Special Guest Performers from the N.C. Folk Festival Thursday, September 5th in the Van Dyke Performance Space

Tickets for this festival tradition and celebration are now on sale. Greensboro singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett will host a gathering of renowned folk musicians – including Phil Cook, Anya Hinkle, and actor/activist Sarita Ocón – for “Songs of Hope & Justice” in downtown Greensboro’s Van Dyke Performance Space on Thursday evening,...

2019 Schedule Revealed on Mobile App

Volunteer shifts are still available throughout the festival, Sept. 6-8, 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival organizers today announced the 2019 schedule for the North Carolina Folk Festival – a free admission, three-day weekend celebration of America’s roots & heritage in downtown Greensboro, Friday, September 6th to Sunday, September 8th.   The...