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Folk in the Park – March 9 Statement on the Coronavirus

We are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community and are in regular contact with local officials. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators. On the recommendation of local health officials, there have been no scheduling changes to our...

North Carolina Folk Festival presents Folk In The Park in LeBauer Park

📷 Photo by Lynn Donovan Greensboro’s rich history of college basketball tournaments now includes the addition of a one-day festival in downtown’s LeBauer Park on Saturday, March 21, 2020, in conjunction with the Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s hosting of the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (March 20 & 22).  Folk in...

2020 Food Vendor Applications Are Now Open!

The North Carolina Folk Festival is accepting applications for 2020 Festival Food Vendors. The deadline to apply is March 2nd, 2020. The North Carolina Folk Festival is September 11-13, 2020.

2020 Makers Marketplace Applications Are Now Open!

The North Carolina Folk Festival is accepting crafts vendor applications for its Makers Marketplace. The deadline to apply is March 2nd, 2020. The North Carolina Folk Festival is September 11-13, 2020.

National Endowment For the Arts Grants $25,000 to North Carolina Folk Festival

📷 Photo by Lynn Donovan. The North Carolina Folk Festival has been awarded a $25,000 grant to support the presentation of artists and performers at the 2020 FestivalThe North Carolina Folk Festival announced news of a $25,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the...

What a Year We’ve Had, and What a Year is Ahead!

As we enter a new year, we reflect on an incredible year filled with gratitude for and celebration of all the “folk” who have made this event possible for the past 5 years: 156,000 attendees who contributed $70,000 (a record high!) to the Bucket Brigade 1,000+ volunteers filling 1,800 shifts...

2020 GRAMMY Nods to Five NC Folk Fest Participants!

Their creativity and artistry has graced our stages at the NC Folk Fest in Greensboro, and now they are international contenders for a 2020 GRAMMY Award!  The NC Folk Fest proudly recognizes five past festival participants for their work in the recording studio - three artists, one sound engineer, and...

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...