Save The Date!
34th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival
September 29, 2018
Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, Georgia
Details will be posted on this page and on the NGFF page at the link below.
Music Schedule (2017 Festival)
11:30am Rebecca Sunshine Band
12:30pm Cortez Garza
1:15 Remedy Tree
2:15 Beto Cacao
3:00 Georgia Mudcats
4:00 Broken String Band
5:00 Austin Darnell
5:45 South Carolina Broadcasters
7:45 Klezmer Local 42
Sound provided by Thunder and Lightning Sound
Original drawing of Noe and Beto Cacao by Art Rosenbaum, 2017.
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Last Year’s Festival was OUTSTANDING!
30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival
October 11, 2014
Sandy Creek Park
400 Bob Holman Road
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 legendary Norman Blake.
- 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
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
Download the 2014 Folk Festival Press Release
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 The Skillet Lickers
2:00 PM Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham
2:45 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound Reinforcement: Dan Whittington and Thunder and Lightning Sound
2013 Food Vendors
Jittery Joe’s Coffee
The Streets Cafe Truck
L’il Ice Cream Dude
Marotta Boiled Peanuts
The Comerian Bakery
Cotton Patch Quilters – handmade quilts and folkcraft
Peter Loose – folk painting and stage dress
Rebecca Gilliard – basket making
Brenda McKaig – Wool spinning
Rob Sutherland – Pottery
2014 Art and Craft Vendors
Mercedes Dewey — woven fabric jewelry
Mary Ellen Di Mauro — Sewn ties, totes, etc
Don Highfield/Ken Calkin — carved wood
Janice Hall and Pat Shields –pottery
Will Langford -Pottery
Dana Lea — Jewelry
Mama Bird’s Granola —
Kathryn Miller — Beeswax candles
Tim and Alice Mills — Red Mule Grits, Polenta, Corn Meal
Cathy Pentz — Jewelry
Lisa Pickett — Soap
Susan Staley — Stained Glass and jewelry
Beth Kelly Zorbanos — Cornhusk Dolls
A-CC Bear Hollow Zoo
A-CC Sandy Creek Nature Center
Boy Scout Troop 1111 (Athens)
Folk Festival Related Events
- September 15 – Pre-Festival Hoot at the Melting Point, Athens.
- Friday, October 3 – It’s Friday on WUGA FM radio (3:00-4:00)
- Saturday, October 4 – The Folk Society Band performs at the Athens Farmers Market, Bishop Park. 10:00am – 12:00pm
- Thursday, October 9 – Joe Willey performs at the Two Story Coffee House, Five Points (Athens)
- Friday, October 10 – Festival Setup at Sandy Creek Park (12:00-4:00 – time approximate)
- Friday, October 10 – Pre-Festival Contradance – Location TBA
- Saturday, Oct 11 – 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival, Sandy Creek Park (11:00am-9:00pm)
- Sunday, Oct 12 – Sandy Creek Park cleanup (12:00-2:00)
Please email: email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
*** This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
*** The Folk Festival is co-sponsored by Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services
*** Poster and program printing by Duplicating Systems, Inc, Athens, GA
*** Tee Shirts printed by RubySue Graphics, Athens, GA