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Sep 06Sep 08, 2019

Downtown Salisbury

A free, large-scale three-day outdoor event, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. The 79th National Folk Festival will be held in downtown Salisbury, September 6-8.

The National Folk Festival features over 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople and other keepers of culture in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more.

The Maryland Traditions Folklife Area & Stage is devoted to celebrating the rich, living traditions of Maryland—from its Appalachian Mountains to its Atlantic beaches, with a different theme each year. Performances, demonstrations, displays, exhibits, and narrative presentations by Maryland masters and artisans will express both the state’s deep history and its evolving character.

Days & Times

  • Friday, September 6th, 6 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 7th, 12 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 8th, 12 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Food and merchandise vendors will open at 5 pm on Friday and 11 am on Saturday and Sunday.

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