33rd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

The 33rd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  This long-running festival is produced by the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society and features the best in regional folk and traditional music, arts and crafts.  Gates open at 10:30 and arts and crafts vendors will be up and running by 11:00.  Music starts at 11:30 with the Rebecca Sunshine Band and continues until 8:30 in the evening.  Supervised kids activities are provided free from 12:30 to about 3:00.  Food from local vendors will be available all day.

The complete music schedule is provided on the Folk Festival page as well as at NorthGeorgiaFolkFestival.org

Noe and Beto

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Join us for our Sept 16 contra dance…and remember North GA Folk Fest Oct 7 – Sandy Creek Park

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September 16, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Joe Willey & the Movin’ Men

Caller: Rob Harper

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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33rd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

The 33rd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  This long-running festival is produced by the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society and features the best in regional folk and traditional music, arts and crafts.  Gates open at 10:30 and arts and crafts vendors will be up and running by 11:00.  Music starts at 11:30 with the Rebecca Sunshine Band and continues until 8:30 in the evening.  Supervised kids activities are provided free from 12:30 to about 3:00.  Food from local vendors will be available all day.

The complete music schedule is provided on the Folk Festival page as well as at NorthGeorgiaFolkFestival.org

Noe and Beto

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Join us for a late summer soiree at our August dance !!!

August 19, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Reelplay

Caller: Charlotte Crittenden

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for a mid-summer swing at our July contra dance !!!

July 15, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Contraplicity

Caller: Janet Shepherd

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Summer’s here… Join us for a summer swing at our June contra dance!!!

June 17, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Beside the Point

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Spring will be in full swing at our May 20 contra dance….Join us for a swirling soiree!!!

May 20, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Snapfinger Ensemble

Caller: Doug Singleton

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Got Tax Time Stress…Join us for our April 15 contra dance…and swing into spring!!!

April 15, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Cattywampus

Caller: Robbin Marcus

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for St. Patrick’s Day weekend dance…give your lad or lassie a swing!!!

March 18, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Emerald Isle & Friends

Caller: Charlotte Crittenden

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our just after Valentines contra dance – swing your sweetheart !!!

February 18, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: String Theory

Caller: Scott Russell

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

Google Map to Memorial Park


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