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Philadelphia Folk Festival

August 16-19, 2018

An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Pool Farm

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The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at... Photo courtesy Philadelphia Folk Festival
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Overview

The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

Thousands of people sprawl out on the hillside and sing along, clap or just enjoy the music that fills the pastoral landscape. More than a handful of stages operate simultaneously, and daytime showcase concerts feature an array of exciting new performers.

Each year, the fest features a jam-packed lineup, workshops, activities and events for those of all ages, and tons of food and drinks.

Among the notable names who’ve performed at past festivals are Old Crow Medicine Show, Graham Nash, Taj Mo and many, many more.

 

History

Each year, the fest features a jam-packed lineup, workshops, activities and events.

The Philadelphia Folk 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.

Don’t Miss

The music isn’t just on stage, it’s everywhere — from late-night sing-alongs to bonfires in the festival campgrounds to parking lot partiers having their own impromptu jam sessions.

In years past, prominent artists like Bob Dylan, Tommy Smothers and Bonnie Raitt have shown up unannounced at the festival, so look out for familiar stars.

Also of note, guests who are up for a fun weekend of camping should check out the special free concert in the campground Thursday night, which is only open to Festival Camping ticket holders.

Tickets & More

Tickets for single days, all-festival-long and all-festival-long with camping are available.

Prices for tickets rage according to length of stay at the event and are discounted if bought in advance. Click the button below to view pricing details and to purchase tickets.

For more information about the Philadelphia Folk Festival, click the button below.

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