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May 18, 2021

Together again! First Six Artists Announced for 80th National Folk Festival

The first six performers have been announced for the 80th National Folk Festival. The festival returns 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...

April 21, 2021

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 the third year of the...

March 5, 2021

2021 Festival Season Update

Here is an update from our producing partners at NCTA concerning their 2021 festival season. For the National Folk Festival, it is our hope to produce an in-person event in Salisbury on September 10-12, 2021. We know that we must reimagine the festival and be willing to adapt as the ongoing public health crisis unfolds. We expect to update our...

September 8, 2020

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: https://bit.ly/2FekMKK   Click to download Sunday schedule: https://bit.ly/3jYIj1k   Listen. Watch. Chat. Join the fun at: https://nationalfolkfestival.com/virtual-celebration/ 

August 13, 2020

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 festival’s seven outdoor stages. Last...

April 22, 2020

Important Update from the National Folk Festival

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 of the richness of American...

March 2, 2020

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 year will mark the National’s...

January 13, 2020

80th National Folk Festival Now Accepting Food Vendor Applications

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 Deadline: Friday, April 3,...

December 9, 2019

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

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 (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 Deadline: Monday, April...

July 15, 2019

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 classic festival fare, that will...

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