Florida Folk Festival

Celebrating its 61st year, the Florida Folk Festival is one of oldest of its kind in the United States. Held annually on Memorial Day weekend at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, the event is a wonderful opportunity to hear great music, enjoy tasty food, take a workshop, do a little shopping and pay tribute to Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage.
The three-day festival, held May 24th to the 26th, will include performances by a myriad of talented musicians, including Jim Stafford, the Bellamy Brothers, Ben Prestage, Frank Thomas, Ed Cotton, Bing Futch, Jubal’s Kin, Passerine, Moors & McCumber, Doug Gauss, the Currys, Rachel Carrick, Mindy Simmons & the Hot Picks, Billy Dean, Tom Shed and many, many more. What sets this fest apart from many others is you don’t have to be content with merely watching the show; you can be part of it at one of the event’s jam sessions.
Additionally, the Florida Folk Festival has a variety of activities designed to keep attendees entertained all weekend long. Craftsmen and vendors will be on hand selling their wares, delish traditional southern food will be served up and a multitude of demonstrations and workshops will be held to teach festival-goers how to weave pine needle baskets, tell tall tales, research their genealogy and a number of other somewhat lost folklife art forms.
Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $25 per day or $50 for the entire weekend for adults. Tickets bought at the gate are $30 per day or $60 for the entire weekend. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge; kids between the ages of six and 16 are $5 for the entire weekend. For more information, call 1-877-6FL-FOLK or visit www.FloridaFolkFestival.com.