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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...

July 8, 2019

2019 Marketplace Artisans Selected

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 will include both deeply traditional...

June 26, 2019

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 – 8, 2019, the second year...

May 24, 2019

Festival Welcomes a Major League Sponsor

The National Folk Festival is excited to welcome the Baltimore Orioles as a 2019 stage sponsor for the 79th National Folk Festival, which returns to downtown Salisbury, September 6 – 8. “The City of Salisbury is overwhelmed with excitement to welcome the Baltimore Orioles as a major sponsor of the National Folk Festival,” said Jake Day, the mayor of Salisbury....

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