The National Folk Festival will feature a special interactive area with hands-on crafts, quiet games and active games, and other creative learning activities for young audiences and their families. The Family Stage, located within the Family Area, showcases a variety o...

The National Folk Festival unveiled its complete schedule of performance times and stage locations for more than 350 performers, demonstrators, and artisans set to appear September 7 through 9 in Downtown Salisbury, Maryland.

From bluegrass, Irish and rockabilly — to re...

The National Folk Festival has just announced the accomplished artisans and craftspeople who will be featured in the festival’s juried Marketplace in 2018. The Festival Marketplace will offer festival attendees the opportunity to purchase the handmade creations from 23...

Parking locations and a free shuttle service have been announced for festival goers wishing to drive to the 78th National Folk Festival taking place over the weekend of September 7- 9, 2018, in downtown Salisbury. 

“With about 1,000 parking spaces located in our do...

New stage performers announced include:

Albert Lee (Malibu, California) – rockabilly

Nicknamed “Mr. Telecaster,” this rockabilly guitar icon is noted for his unique picking technique, melodic sensibilities, and lightning speed.

The Bing Brothers Band feat. Jake Krack (Mar...

THIS JUST IN - the 78th National Folk Festival announced today the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area & Stage program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople and demonstrators who will be featured in this special area of the Festival in 2018, the first year...


Over 800 volunteers needed to fill a variety of positions for the free, 78th National Folk Festival taking place in downtown Salisbury, September 7 – 9, 2018

Salisbury, MD, June 5, 2018 —The National Folk Festival has announced that volunteer shifts...

MORE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED - The National Folk Festival has released the fourth group of performers who will be among those featured at the 2018 Festival, which will take place over the weekend of September 7 – 9 in downtown Salisbury. 

“The word ‘folk’ can mean different t...

Salisbury, MD – The National Folk Festival has released the third group of artists who will be performing in downtown Salisbury from September 7 – 9, 2018. The 78th National Folk Festival in 2018 marks the first year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. Ov...

The National Folk Festival is seeking over 800  fun-loving and community-spirited volunteers to join us in September. Festival Volunteers are the lifeblood of this fantastic event. There's lots to do and we want YOU to be a volunteer at the 78th National Folk Festival...

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