80th National Folk Festival and Salisbury are Together Again!


Today the National Folk Festival confirmed it will return to downtown Salisbury September 10-12, 2021, with performances, special family and Maryland folklife programming, diverse food and beverage offerings, and more—all presented free to the public on three outdoor stages. This year’s event will mark the celebration of the 80th National Folk Festival as well as… Read more »

Virtual Celebration Schedule Announced


THE SCHEDULE OUT NOW! The National Folk Festival 2020 Virtual Celebration is only 4 days away and we have packed the entire weekend with music, dance, art, and fun. #NFFMaryland   Click to download Saturday schedule:   Click to download Sunday schedule:   Listen. Watch. Chat. Join the fun at: 

National Folk Festival Announces Plans for a Virtual Celebration


Salisbury, MD – Today, the National Folk Festival announced plans for a virtual celebration on the weekend of September 12-13. The longest-running multicultural celebration of the finest folk and traditional artists in the United States, each year the National features over 350 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—with more than 35 different groups performing on the… Read more »

80th National Folk Festival Announces First Eight Performers (Theme for Maryland Folklife Area & Stage also Revealed)


The National Folk Festival announced today the first eight performers who will be featured at the 80th National Folk Festival, which will return to downtown Salisbury, September 11-13, 2020. In addition, festival organizers also revealed the theme for this year’s Maryland Folklife Area & Stage: Mountain Maryland will explore western Maryland’s rich cultural landscape. This… Read more »

80th National Folk Festival Opens Marketplace Applications To Maryland and Delmarva Artisans

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The National Folk Festival announced today that it is searching for the finest artisans and craftspeople in Maryland and on the Delmarva Peninsula. Applications may be submitted through the festival portal on SlideRoom ( Selected applicants will be invited to participate in the 80th National Folk Festival, returning to Salisbury, Maryland, September 11 – 13,… Read more »

Food Vendors Selected for 79th National Folk Festival


The 79th National Folk Festival has gathered together a varied group of food vendors offering a mouth-watering assortment of selections guaranteed to satisfy tens of thousands of hungry festivalgoers. When the festival returns to downtown Salisbury the weekend of September 6-8, 2019, it will feature a variety of regional and ethnic foods, as well as… Read more »

2019 Marketplace Artisans Selected

79th National Folk Festival Marketplace Artisans Announced

The National Folk Festival is pleased to announce the talented artisans and craftspeople who will be featured in the festival’s juried Marketplace in 2019. The Festival Marketplace will offer festival attendees the opportunity to purchase handmade creations from 30 of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It… Read more »

Announcing the Maryland Folklife Area Program at the 79th National Folk Festival

Today, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, the 79th National Folk Festival announced the Maryland Folklife Area & Stage program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople, and demonstrators who will be featured in this special area of the festival in 2019. The National Folk Festival is returning to downtown Salisbury, September 6 –… Read more »

More artists headed to Salisbury

Another four performers have been announced for the 79th National Folk Festival in downtown Salisbury. The National Folk Festival returns for the second year of the festival’s three-year residency in Salisbury from September 6-8, 2019. “The artistic program for the 79th National Folk Festival is shaping up to be an amazing, expansive display of our… Read more »

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