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Florida Folk Festival May 27, 28, 29

Apr 29, 2016 10:49AM
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park invites you to the 64th Annual Florida Folk Festival on the banks of the historic Suwannee River. The festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 – 29.

Since 1953, this event has payed tribute to Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage. Named a “Top 20 Event” in the Southeast, this festival has activities for everyone. There will be over 300 performances on multiple stages. This year’s lineup features Arlo Guthrie, Jim Stafford, Billy Dean, John McEuen, Les Dudek, Frank Thomas, The Lee Boys, Ben Prestage, Mark Johnson & Emory Lester, Papaloko & Loray Mistik, The WillowWacks, Rebecca Zapen & Friends, Brother Brother and Chloe Channell. Visitors may also participate in a jam session, take a workshop or enjoy local eats and merchandise from various vendors.

Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $25 per day or $50 for the weekend for adults and $30 per day or $60 for the weekend at the gate. Children under six years of age are admitted free. Ticket prices for children between the ages of six and 16 are $5 for the weekend.

Camping and lodging are available at Suwannee River State Park and O’Leno State Park, among other off-site options. Visit for more information.