Folk Festival

30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

October 11, 2014

Sandy Creek Park
400 Bob Holman Road
Athens, Georgia

Join us to celebrate our 30th Annual Festival!  What a great lineup of music, arts, crafts, food and activities we have this year.  bring the family!  bring your friends!

This will be an extremely rare opportunity to see and hear the great Norman Blake.

Norman Blake will be performing at the 3oth Annual North Georgia Folk Festival.

Norman Blake will be performing at the 3oth Annual North Georgia Folk Festival.

Festival Admission:

  • Adult: $14 online, $15 at the gate
  • Student (with ID) : $7.50 online, $8.00 at the gate
  • Family (2 adults, 2 students) $33.00, online only.
  • Children Under 12, free

Advance Tickets available from EventBrite

Park Admission: $2 per person ages 4-64



Gates open:  10:30am
Kids activities (arts, crafts, playground): 11:00am – 3:00pm
Music: 11:30am – 9:00 pm
Arts and Craft Demonstrations: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Food Service: 11:30am – 7:30pm

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2014 Performance Schedule

11:30 AM                Pat Shields, Story teller
12:00 PM                Kids Contra Dance
12:30 PM                Bonnie Loggins and Mary Lomax
1:00 PM                  Phil Tanner and the Skillet Lickers
2:00 PM                  Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham
2:30 PM                  Stone Mountain Wobblers
3:30 PM                  The Folk Society Band
4:00 PM                  Pat Shields – Round 2
4:30 PM                  Norman Blake
6:00 PM                  Bluebilly Grit
7:00 PM                  Emerald Road
8:00 PM                  Hair of the Dog

If you’d like to help plan or volunteer to work at the festival, please contact Tommy Jordan at


Sound Reinforcement: Dan Whittington and Thunder and Lightning Sound

2013 Food Vendors 

Harry’s BBQ
Juan’s Empanadas
Jittery Joe’s Coffee
The Cafe Truck
King of Pops
Your Pie
Marotta Boiled Peanuts
The Comerian Bakery

Night Bunny by Peter Loose

2013 Demonstrators
Cotton Patch Quilters – handmade quilts and folkcraft
Peter Loose – folk painting and stage dress
Classic City Turners – wood carving and lathe work
David van Wyk and Luke Snyder – blacksmithing
Rosa Hall – Broom making
Brenda McKaig – Wool spinning
Jim Richardson – Silver smithing and jewelry making


2013 Artists and Vendors
Barb Ali – Gourd art
Chelsea Born – Nature-themed paintings, photography and jewelry
Jamie Calkin – Ink and watercolor drawings of local scenes
Cap man – Art car, Bottle Cap art
Mary Ellen DiMauro – Sewn ties, totes, etc
Don Highfield/Ken Calkin – Wood carving
Dana Lea – Jewelry
Mama Bird’s Granola – Granola
Kathryn Miller – Beeswax candles, skin care products
Tim and Alice Mills – Corn meal, grits, porridge, polenta
Cathy Pentz – Gemstone jewelry
Lisa Pickett – Herbal soap, lotion and skin care products made from homegrown herbs
Mary Clyde Sims, Mary Wooten, Darilee Nelson, Casey Wooten – Knitted, crocheted and felted wool
Beth Zorbanos – Corn shuck dolls
Rockdaughter Designs – Crochet
Pat McCaffrey – Pottery
Sunrise Farm Landscapes – Native plant seedlings
Annette Paskiewicz – Multimedia art

Bear Hollow Zoo
Sandy Creek Nature Center
Boy Scout Troop 1111 (Athens)

Folk Festival Related Events

  1. Friday, October 3 – It’s Friday on WUGA FM radio  (3:00-4:00)
  2. Friday, October 10 – Festival Setup at Sandy Creek Park (12:00-4:00 – time approximate)
  3. Saturday, Oct 11 – 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival, Sandy Creek Park (11:00am-9:00pm)
  4. Sunday, Oct 12 – Sandy Creek Park cleanup (12:00-2:00)

Please email: for more information or to volunteer.



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