Philadelphia Folk Festival
An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm
August 17-20, 2017
Note: The information below is from 2016. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.
The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.
Join thousands of people sprawled out on the hillside as you sing along, clap or just enjoy the music that fills the pastoral landscape. Eight stages operate simultaneously, and daytime showcase concerts feature an array of exciting new performers.
Music is everywhere — from late-night sing-alongs, to bonfires in the festival campgrounds, to parking lot pickers having their own impromptu jam sessions.
This year, the fest features a jam-packed lineup, workshops and a craft fair, plus family-friendly activities and events, tons of food and drinks and more.
Among the notable names on the 2016 bill are Los Lobos, The Lone Bellow, Buffy Saint-Marie and many, many more.
Tickets for single days, all festival long and all festival long with camping are available.
The festival, which is produced and run by volunteers and sponsored by the non-profit Philadelphia Folksong Society, has been bringing world-class folk music to the area for more than 50 years, and many music fans plan their vacations around the event.
The Philadelphia Folksong Society, the premiere folk organization in the greater Philadelphia region, is known nationally and internationally for producing the famous festival. It offers a wealth of member benefits, including Free House Concerts and Workshops and Sings as well as discounts to many other events.
Tickets range in price according to length of stay at the event, and you get a discount if you buy them in advance.
A mind-boggling craft show, which offers demonstrations as well as merchandise. And if you’re up for a fun weekend of camping, check out the special free concert in the campground Thursday night, which is only open to Festival Camping ticket holders. Also in the campground, find a morning yoga class Friday through Sunday during the festival!
Prominent artists like Bob Dylan, Tommy Smothers and Bonnie Raitt have shown up unannounced at the festival, so look out for familiar stars.
The Philadelphia Folksong Society is a not for profit educational organization dedicated to the encouragement, dissemination and enjoyment of folk music and related expressions of folklore, the sponsoring of research, education, therapeutic programs and related publications.
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