Posted by: Karen Smith | April 25, 2012

38th Annual Folk Festival Has Something for Everyone

Thanks to guest blogger Bianca Spivak, Media Coordinator for the New Jersey Folk Festival, for this post:

This year's festival will showcase the deeply rooted, historic folk culture of the Southeastern European country of Bulgaria.

Looking for an exciting, educational, and free event that has a little bit of something for everyone in the family? Look no further than the New Jersey Folk Festival.

For the 38th year in a row, the festival will bring together an array of activities to the Eagleton lawn of Douglass Campus. The festival will feature five stages of live music, dancing, a free children’s area, a craft marketplace, a variety of food vendors, and much more.

This year’s festival will showcase the deeply rooted, historic folk culture of the Southeastern European country of Bulgaria. As always, the festival seeks to provide its visitors with a unique, educational and fun immersion into the culture of the featured ethnic group through traditional music, workshops, storytelling, and lectures.

As well as Bulgarian performers, the festival will also feature local favorites, such as established folk singer, Spook Handy, and the talented winners of this year’s highly competitive Singer-Songwriter Showcase. Likewise, there will be three jam sessions for Irish, Bluegrass, and Old-Timey music so feel free to bring your instruments. The festival is red-wagon and pet-friendly and will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.


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