A great American festival is coming to the Piedmont Triad — and is sponsored by FOX8.
Make your plans now to attend the National Folk Festival — one of America’s largest, most prestigious, and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage. The three-day celebration is free — no tickets needed.
In choosing Greensboro as the National Folk Festival Host City for 2015, 2016, and 2017, the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) — the organization that created and has produced the National Folk Festival since its founding in 1934 — recognized Greensboro’s and North Carolina’s unique cultural assets and strong community spirit. The Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary as it launches its first-ever residency in North Carolina in downtown Greensboro Sept. 9-11, 2016.
The outdoor event will feature more than 300 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory Southern and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more.
With 30-plus groups performing on seven stages, the North Carolina Folklife Area, the Family Activities Area, the North Carolina Arts Marketplace, and the Festival Food Courts, the National Folk Festival offers a jubilant array of experiences for all ages.
The National Folk Festival needs the support of hundreds of volunteers to work with festival staff and technicians.