FAQ - North Carolina Folk Festival

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Festival Information & FAQs

NC Folk Festival Mobile App

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Download the official North Carolina Folk Festival mobile app! You can browse the performer lineup, schedule, food and beverage options, our NC Makers Marketplace, and even create your own daily schedule all on your phone. Get information about the festival, including event updates and opportunities to participate in audience contests!

Festival Hours

  • Friday, September 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 12, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Event Location

The North Carolina Folk Festival is an outdoor event located throughout downtown Greensboro, NC.  The Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie Street is a landmark at the center of the Festival site.  Due to street closures during the Festival, vehicles will NOT be able to navigate directly to this central location.


You can view a map of the festival at ncfolkfestival.com/map.

For a detailed, interactive map, download the North Carolina Folk Festival mobile app.

FREE Admission! (No Tickets)

The North Carolina Folk Festival is FREE to attend! You and your family may enjoy all the performances and family activities at no cost. Food, beverages, marketplace handcrafts, and merchandise are available for purchase.

Help us keep the Festival FREE! It’s expensive to mount a world-class event like the North Carolina Folk Festival. Your donations make a difference!! Please be on the lookout for our “Bucket Brigade” volunteers in blue shirts carrying blue buckets. They’ll circulate throughout the Festival and ask for your support.


All of your donations will go directly towards covering the cost of the Festival. You can also support the Festival online at ncfolkfestival.com/donate.

Photography and Videography Permission

Your presence is your permission!

Credentialed photographers and videographers will be working throughout the Festival.  Some images may be used in upcoming promotional materials.  Your presence at the event is your permission for such promotional use by the Festival.

Did you take a really great photo at the NC Folk Festival? Share it on social media with the hashtag #ncfolkfestival

Rain or Shine Event

The Festival program and site are designed to operate in most all weather conditions. The show will go on even in a little rain! 


Be sure to check our website and mobile app for updates. Opt in to push notifications in the settings section of the mobile app to receive any weather or schedule updates the fastest.

What Should I Bring?

You should bring:

  • Chairs! Limited seating is available – bring your own chair to guarantee a seat.
  • Your cellphone with the North Carolina Folk Festival mobile app.
  • Cameras. If you take a really great photo, share it on social with the hashtag #ncfolkfestival
  • Your favorite mask/hand sanitizer – see our COVID Protocols.

You should not bring:

  • Pets. We love our four-legged friends, but ask that you leave pets at home. This excludes service animals.