Support the North Carolina Folk Festival

You Can Help Today!

Gifts to support the North Carolina Folk Festival are vital to convening community members in vibrant and inclusive celebrations of creativity and cultural roots that honor our diverse music, dance, crafts, food, and other folk traditions.

Your donation will help us ensure that the annual free-admission NC Folk Fest, our Folk A’Fare culinary event, the Not Your Average Folk Contest, and other programs continue to support and amplify the makers, voices, and other creative expressions that contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the NC Piedmont region.

Friends of the Festival

Becoming one of our Friends is a wonderful way to show your commitment to the work and mission of the North Carolina Folk Festival, and comes with great benefits!

Whether submitted online or by mail, donations of $10 and above automatically join you in our Friends of the Festival community with the following benefits:

  • Stickers, Buttons, or other NC Folk Fest-branded schwag to wear or display in acknowledgment of your support
  • Your name listed on as one of our Friends of the Festival
  • Quarterly e-Newsletter from the North Carolina Folk Festival (exclusively for Friends and volunteers)
  • Emailed previews of NC Folk Fest news and announcements before sharing with the general public

Donate Online

Make your tax deductible donation in support of our work today!  The Donate Today button will bring you to our online donation page where you can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring monthly donation that adds up over the year!


Text the word FOLK to (336) 901-9050.

Mail Your Check

Checks should be made payable to North Carolina Folk Festival, and may be mailed to:

North Carolina Folk Festival
PO Box 5364
Greensboro, NC 27435


The North Carolina Folk Festival offers valuable, effective, customized sponsorship packages that include a variety of opportunities for our corporate citizens to engage new and existing customers, to enhance brand awareness and visibility, and to promote employee and other stakeholder participation in a cherished community celebration.

See our Sponsorship page for more information.


NC Folk Fest volunteers are critical partners who bring our annual festival to life each September.

If you love giving back to your community and want to support a great cultural event and organization, join our group of dedicated volunteers!

Each year we recruit 500+ volunteers who serve in a variety of roles.  You may volunteer as an individual or with a group of friends or coworkers!

See our Volunteer page for more information.

Other Ways to Give

Matching Gifts

Employers often match employee donations to charitable organizations.  If your company has a matching gifts program, please contact your HR office and submit the appropriate paperwork for your matching your donation to the North Carolina Folk Festival (Tax ID: 82-4363298)

Amazon Wishlist

Select, purchase, and ship items directly to the North Carolina Folk Festival team!  Purchases are eligible for in-kind gift receipts, or can be kept anonymous. Note: Amazon does not share purchaser names with us. If you would like an in-kind gift receipt, you must proactively alert us to your purchase by emailing friends at ncfolkfestival dot com.

Thank You 2023 Friends of the Festival!

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