National Folk Festival kicks off second day in downtown Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Saturday was the second day of the 76th annual National Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro.

Organizers expect 30,000 more people than last year, including a lot of first-timers.

“People think Folk Festival and they think one certain type of music, but let me tell you folk music is music of the folk. So [for instance] we have New Orleans jazz,” said Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh, Deputy Director of ArtsGreensboro.

"We were kind of skeptical, but it kind of turned out to be totally different than we thought it was going to be and we've really enjoyed it,” mentioned Madelyn Hensley, as she sat next to her friends.

For Hensley and her friends, their first time at the festival wasn't a disappointment.

The first time food truck parked right across from them, there wasn't disappointment either.

“With our season ending just about a week ago, we really wanted to pinch and still be involved in the community during the postseason,” said Geoff Siddons, the Greensboro Grasshoppers Director of food and beverage.

Recently, the team decided to put what they serve inside the ballpark on wheels. Saturday was their first day of business.

"We did a soft opening out on the plaza [Friday],” said Siddons.

The Grasshoppers are still working on scheduling for their new truck, but are looking to have it open in downtown Greensboro on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.

The folk festival continues Sunday, to see a schedule of events just visit the National Folk Festival’s website.