Friends of the Festival

Why Give?

When you join our Friends of the Festival, you convene community in a vibrant and inclusive celebration of creativity and cultural roots that honors our diverse music, dance, crafts, food, and other folk traditions!

Friends of the Festival Overview

The annual North Carolina Folk Festival is a free admission event, but it takes about $1.2 million to pull it off. This is covered by sponsorships from companies, foundations, and other organizations; AND it takes contributions from individuals who partner with us each year to make this special cultural celebration happen for our community!

Make your contribution now to become a backer of the North Carolina Folk Festival; and help us make this year’s event a huge success!

Friends of the Festival Commemorative Stickers: Display your support of the NC Folk Festival on your favorite items!

Friends of the Festival Button: Proudly wear your button during the 2022 NC Folk Festival to show your support (AND, our volunteers will thank you when they see you!)

Friends of the Festival Listing on Website: Unless you choose anonymity, we will acknowledge your support by listing your name with other donors on our website.

Preview Emails: Donors who opt-In to receive emails from the NC Folk Festival will receive email preview of news, offers, and other announcements.

VIP Passes: Access to the VIP Lounge presented by TowneBank, and exclusive VIP Parking during your time attending the 2022 NC Folk Festival.

Folk A’Fare Tickets: Tickets to the annual Folk A’Fare culinary event and NC Folk Festival fundraiser to be scheduled for Spring 2023.

Pre-Festival Reception: Join us the evening of Thursday, September 8, 2022 for a special kick-off and launch into the Festival weekend!  Time and Location TBA in August 2022.

Leadership Reception and Program: Celebrate another year of the NC Folk Festival with other supporters and partners at this exclusive event. Date/Time/Location: TBD.

How To Give

Donate Online

You can make a one-time gift or donate monthly online with your credit card. Financial donations to the North Carolina Folk Festival are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

  • North Carolina Folk Festival Tax ID: 82-4363-298

Mail Your Check

Checks should be made payable to North Carolina Folk Festival.

  • North Carolina Folk Festival
    PO Box 5364
    Greensboro, NC 27435

Sponsorship Opportunities

The North Carolina Folk Festival offers valuable, effective, customized sponsorship packages that include a variety of opportunities for event activation, product integrations, prominent logo placement, and other marketing opportunities.  Investment levels range from $2,500 to $100,000.

Other Ways To Give

Matching Gifts

Employers often match employee donations to charities. If your company has a matching gifts program, please contact your HR office and submit appropriate paperwork for matching your donation to the North Carolina Folk Festival.

Stock Donations

You can sell your stock and donate your gains to the North Carolina Folk Festival, or you can donate securities directly for a bigger deduction and donation.

Amazon Smile

When you shop at, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to us. Simply sign up, choose the North Carolina Folk Festival from the list of available charities, and start shopping!

Amazon Wishlist

Check out our 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.

Donate Used Tools & Supplies

Do you have lightly used tools and supplies around your home that are looking for a new home?  Submit your information in this form and we’ll follow up to sync our needs to what you can donate!

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Thank You 2022 Friends of the Festival!

Mary Alexander

Frank and Lindsey Auman

John and Helen Barnes

Philip and Dawn Barry

Lewis Beale

Bob Beerman

Durant and Mary Katherine Bell

Juliette Bianco

Brittany and Tom Blue

Barbara Burton

Bill & Leslie Buschmann

Kenneth Caneva

Bill and Linda Cary


Dina Coker

Seth and Melissa Coker

Sue Cole

Brenda and Tony Cox

Joan M. Davis

Taylor Duff

Adam and Laura Duggins

Pam and Alan Duncan

Dr. Karl B. Fields and Dr. Deborah Leiner Fields

Fresina Family

Jennifer and Steve Friedland

Andrew Fuller

John and Beverly Gagnon

Carl Edward Gessner

Chip Hagan

Lalenja Harrington

Dale and Glenna Haynes

Miriam and Tom Herin

Marion and Gary Hosey

Denny Kelly and Lou Bouvier

Pat and Clara Kelly

Pat & Peter Levitin

Tim Lindeman & Nancy Walker

Ms. Susan L. Lowe

Scott & Rebecca MacLeod

Ted and Carla Manny

Victoria and Ronald Milstein

Skip and Peg Moore

Molly Mullin

Barb and Richard Newbauer

Margaret and Thomas Newlin

Judith Presser and David Clarke

Marie Price

Tom and Sandy Pugh

Rick and Libby Ramsey

Michael and Brenda Reed

Barbara C. Ruby

Martha and Lawrence Shearer

Carole Simms

Tamara and Jim Slaughter

Virginia Smith

Will and Carrie Stewart

Debbie S Stubbs

Paula and Roderick Swonguer

Sandra Tetterton

Brayant Velazquez

Meredith Wagner-Hoehn

Lee and Prudy Weaver

Brantley and Jacalyn White

Thomas and Jill White

Len and Judy White

Chris Williams

Bob G and Lea Anne Williams

June and John Witherspoon

Jon Worth