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Norman Blake to Headline the 30th Folk Festival

We are extremely proud to announce that Norman Blake will be headlining the 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival on October 11, 2014.  and the rest of the musical lineup is great too. Advance tickets on sale now at Eventbrite. … Continue reading

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30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival – Save the Date!

The 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held on October 11, 2014 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  We’ll have a full, beautiful, Fall day filled with music, arts, craft demonstrators, kid’s activities and fantastic food. The … Continue reading

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Folk Festival Receives Grant from Georgia Council for the Arts

The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society has received a grant to support The 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival from the Georgia Council for the Arts.  In a letter to Tommy Jordan (Associate Director of CGR and Director of … Continue reading

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Date set for the 29th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

Mark your calendars!  Reserve the Date:  October 5, 2013. The 29th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Sandy Creek Park, Athens, Georgia. All of the infrastructure is in place and we are … Continue reading

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Join us for a Valentine’s dance in February !!!

Next Dance:   Saturday February 16 Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 … Continue reading

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The 6th Annual Sweetheart Duets Hoot

Monday Feb. 11 @ The Melting Point 8-10pm admission is FREE This month’s Hoot features an evening of twos as musical couples take the stage.  We’re setting up two musical chairs on stage. Nine different musical couples will be taking … Continue reading

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Dance: Saturday November 17

Next Dance: Saturday November 17 Time and Location: 8:90 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM … Continue reading

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Halloween Contra Dance: Costumes encouraged….join us for a ghoulish good time on the dance floor!!!

Google Map Upcoming Dances Description of Dances Next Dance: Saturday October 20 UPDATE: This is a halloween dance folks. We expect to see zombies, princesses, vikings and ghosts. Time and Location: 8:90 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below Orientation session from 7:30 – … Continue reading

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Pre-Folk Festival Events

North Georgia Folk Festival Pre-Festival Activities Farmer’s Market Music with the Folk Society Band, Saturday, Sept 29, 2012, Athens Farmer’s Market at Bishop Park, 10:00-12:00. Concert: Joe Willey and Fiona Sheehan: Tuesday, October 2,2012 at Two Story Coffee House, Five … Continue reading

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The Folk Festival Preview Hoot at The Melting Point Pavilion

The Folk Festival Preview HOOT!! Monday Sept 10 @ The Melting Point Pavilion 8-10pm, admission is FREE Our monthly show will highlight our upcoming North Georgia Folk Festival happening on October 6 at Sandy Creek Park north of Athens.  And, this month’s Hoot will be located on the Pavilion, which … Continue reading

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