List of folk festivals

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New Jersey Folk Festival on April 27, 2007

A folk festival celebrates traditional folk crafts and folk music.

Regional[edit]

Australia[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

  • International Children's Folk Festival "Varna"
  • Open Balkan Championship of Folklore "Jiva Voda - Euro Folk"
  • Open European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk"
  • Open National Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk"
  • World Championship of Folklore "World Folk"
  • Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk"[1]

Belarus[edit]

Canada[edit]

Alberta


British Columbia

  • Kaslo Folk Music Fest[3]


Ontario


Manitoba


Nova Scotia


Newfoundland/Labrador


Saskatchewan

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • International Children's Folk Festival "Hanioti"

Iceland[edit]

India[edit]

Ireland[edit]

  • Temple Bar TradFest

Italy[edit]

  • Festival Internazional del Folclore "MARE ADRIATICO" - Lido di Jesolo
  • Festival of Folklore in Rimini - www.festinfo.org
  • Fokest Festival Friuli Venezia Giulia -

Lithuania[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

  • International Folk Dance Festival "Ohrid Waves"

New Zealand[edit]

North Island

  • Auckland Folk Festival.
  • Wellington Folk Festival. Held over Labour Weekend. Labour Day in New Zealand is fourth Monday in October.


South Island

  • Whare Flat Folk Festival. Held over the New Year period a few miles out of Dunedin. Run by Dunedin's New Edinburgh Folk Club.
  • Tui Farm Folk Festival. Held over the New Year period near Tapawera in the Nelson district. Run by Steve and Carol Rose.
  • Waihi Bush Folk Festival. Held the weekend nearest to Waitangi Day (February 6) near Geraldine in South Canterbury. Run by David Musgrave.
  • Canterbury Folk Festival. Held at Easter in the Waipara Valley north of Christchurch. Run by the Christchurch Folk Music Club.
  • Whitestone Folk Festival. Held at Queen's Birthday weekend near Herbert in North Otago. Queen's Birthday is observed in New Zealand on the first Monday in June. Run by Dunedin's New Edinburgh Folk Club.
  • Cardrona Folk Festival. Held over Labour Weekend in the Cardrona Valley near Wanaka. Labour Day in New Zealand is fourth Monday in October. Run by Martin Curtis.

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Urkult Näsåker, Ångermanland held August each year[6] is purportedly Sweden's the largest world music festival.

UK[edit]

USA[edit]

National[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Coffin, Tristam P.; Cohen, Hennig, (editors), Folklore in America; tales, songs, superstitions, proverbs, riddles, games, folk drama and folk festivals, Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1966. Selections from the Journal of American folklore. Cf. chapter on "Folk Drama and Folk Festival", pp. 195–225,

www.festinfo.org

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

Folklore Festival in Prague, Chech Republic - www.festinfo.org Folklore Festival in Budapest, Hungary - www.festinfo.org Folklore Festival in Vienna, Austria - www.festinfo.org