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News from the Festival National Folk Festival Announces Call for Artisans and Craftspeople

Artisans and craftspeople who can provide a unique shopping experience for thousands of National Folk Festival attendees are invited to submit applications to participate in the North Carolina Arts Marketplace at the 2017 Festival. In 2016, the 76th National Folk Festival attracted more than 138,000 attendees to downtown Greensboro for the FREE, three-day weekend. Organizers…

News from the Festival First Performer Details Announced for 77th National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival announced today the first group of artists who will be performing in downtown Greensboro from September 8 – 10, 2017. The 77th National Folk Festival in 2017 marks the event’s third year of its three-year residency in Greensboro. Based on the success of the National Folk Festival, a feasibility study is…

News from the Festival Call for Food Vendors

National Folk Festival Announces Call for Food Vendors For priority consideration, prospective vendors should submit applications by March 1, 2017 Free, 77th-anniversary event—returning to N.C. for the third year of its three-year residency—will attract as many as 150,000 visitors to see hundreds of performers on seven stages in downtown Greensboro, September 8 – 10, 2017…

News from the Festival Newly Released Promotional Video Captures Essence of 2016 National Folk Festival Presented In Downtown Greensboro

ArtsGreensboro today announced the release of a new three minute promotional video about the 2016 National Folk Festival to help spread word of the Festival’s success online and through social media, and showcase the event’s immense popularity and growth in just two short years. The video highlights moments during the 76th National Folk Festival, which…

News from the Festival National Folk Festival Announces 2016 Estimated Attendance

Over 138,000 people are estimated to have attended the 76th National Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro from September 9 through 11, 2016, the second year of the Festival’s three-year residency in Greensboro. Attendance for the 75th National Folk Festival in 2015 was estimated at 102,000. Approximately 300 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—participated in the National…