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January 17, 2019

2019 Food Vendor applications are now open

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 (   Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019   The National Folk Festival seeks the top food and handcrafted beverage vendors in...

September 13, 2018

The 78th National Folk Festival Draws 63,000 Attendees to Downtown Salisbury

Mayor Jake Day, National Folk Festival Local Manager Caroline O’Hare, and the National Council for the Traditional Arts are excited to announce that attendance estimates have been tallied, and the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland drew approximately 63,000 attendees in its inaugural year. “It’s an unequivocal success,” said Mayor Jake Day. “We expected to draw record crowds Downtown over...

September 8, 2018

First Day of the National Folk Festival- The Party Has Started!

The Party Has Started!! Friday night the Tremé Brass Band got a great party started in Salisbury, Maryland. But don’t just take my word for it. Festival goer Lori Carter described the opening parade this way: “The music! The sound! The excitement, the people just enjoying themselves. And the band, the Tremé Band was just fabulous. And the dancer was...

July 9, 2018

Festival Parking Plans Announced

Parking locations and a free shuttle service have been announced for festival goers wishing to drive to the 78th National Folk Festival taking place over the weekend of September 7- 9, 2018, in downtown Salisbury. “With about 1,000 parking spaces located in our downtown parking lots and garage, plus 5,000 parking spaces available at and next to the Wicomico Youth &...

June 7, 2018

Be a Volunteer – Shifts now Open

Over 800 volunteers needed to fill a variety of positions for the free, 78th National Folk Festival taking place in downtown Salisbury, September 7 – 9, 2018 Salisbury, MD, June 5, 2018 —The National Folk Festival has announced that volunteer shifts are now posted and OPEN for online sign up. Partnering with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s...

May 15, 2018

Look Who’s Coming to Salisbury

MORE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED - The National Folk Festival has released the fourth group of performers who will be among those featured at the 2018 Festival, which will take place over the weekend of September 7 – 9 in downtown Salisbury. “The word ‘folk’ can mean different things to different people, so some may be surprised to learn that National Folk...

May 2, 2018

Third Round of Performers Announced for 78th National Folk Festival

Salisbury, MD – The National Folk Festival has released the third group of artists who will be performing in downtown Salisbury from September 7 – 9, 2018. The 78th National Folk Festival in 2018 marks the first year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. Over 350 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—will take part in the National Folk Festival, with more than...

April 13, 2018

Volunteers Sign-up Today

The National Folk Festival is seeking over 800  fun-loving and community-spirited volunteers to join us in September. Festival Volunteers are the lifeblood of this fantastic event. There's lots to do and we want YOU to be a volunteer at the 78th National Folk Festival in Downtown Salisbury, MD. Volunteers get: A FREE Volunteer t-shirt Service credit hours (for high school and college students) Community...

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