Philadelphia Folk Festival
An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm
August 16–18, 2013
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. Five stages operate simultaneously, and daytime showcase concerts feature an array of exciting new performers.
Music is everywhere — from late-night singalongs, to bonfires in the festival campgrounds, to parking lot pickers having their own impromptu jam sessions. Don’t miss it!
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 offer 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.
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.
Kids are sure to have a great time at Dulcimer Grove, which features face painters, storytellers, puppeteers, hands-on arts and crafts as well as kid-friendly musicians.