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Today, the 81st National Folk Festival announced 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 2022. The National Folk Festival is returning to Downtown Salisbury on a new weekend, August 26-28, 2022, for the final year of the event’s residency… Read more »

More Performers Announced for 81st National Folk Festival 

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The 81st National Folk Festival is excited to reveal several more performers who will be sure to enchant and delight attendees in Downtown Salisbury, MD, this August 26-28, 2022. This year’s festival will mark the final year of the event’s residency. In 2023, the festival will transition to the Maryland Folk Festival in Salisbury. Approximately… Read more »

National Folk Festival Marketplace is back in 2022

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The National Folk Festival is excited to announce the return of the Festival Marketplace in 2022 with generous support from the Perdue Family. The Festival Marketplace will exclusively feature the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional crafts… Read more »

Another Six Artists Announced for 80th National Folk Festival

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Today festival organizers announced another six performers who will be featured at the 80th National Folk Festival. The festival returns to 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 outdoor stages located in the heart of the city’s… Read more »

Important Update from the National Folk Festival

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A joint statement from Mayor Jake Day, City of Salisbury, and Lora Bottinelli, executive director, National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA). The National Folk Festival is an event that fosters the well-being of community through vibrant cultural exchange and the joyous gathering of tens of thousands of people from across the country in celebration… Read more »

80th National Folk Festival Now Accepting Food Vendor Applications

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CALLING ALL FOOD VENDORS! The National Folk Festival announced today that it is now accepting food vendor applications for the 2020 festival. Applications may be submitted through the festival portal on SlideRoom (https://nationalfolkfestival.slideroom.com/). Selected applicants will be invited to participate in the 80th National Folk Festival, returning to Salisbury, Maryland, September 11 – 13, 2020. Application… Read more »

2019 Food Vendor applications are now open

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Salisbury, MD – The 79th National Folk Festival, returning to Salisbury, Maryland, is now accepting food vendor applications for the 2019 festival to be held on September 6-8. Applications may be submitted through the festival portal on SlideRoom (https://nationalfolkfestival.slideroom.com/) Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 The National Folk Festival seeks the top food and handcrafted… Read more »

79th National Folk Festival Marketplace Applications Open To Maryland and Delmarva Artisans

Salisbury, MD – The search for the finest artisans and craftspeople in Maryland and on the Delmarva peninsula launches December 11. Selected applicants will be invited to join the 79th National Folk Festival, coming to Salisbury, Maryland, September 6 – 8, 2019. Applications may be submitted through the festival portal on SlideRoom (https://nationalfolkfestival.slideroom.com/) Application Deadline:… Read more »

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