If you are like thousands of music lovers on the East Coast you head for Upper Salford Township near the bucolic burg of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, a little more than 35 miles outside of Philadelphia where the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival transforms a working farm into a magical, musical sound park. This cherished event is the longest continuously running outdoor music festival of its kind in North America and will celebrate its 56th Anniversary August 17-20, 2017 at the Old Pool Farm.
Known to present superstars and rising stars alike, plans for this year’s summertime extravaganza are well underway!
The event is unique in that it is presented by a non-profit arts education organization, the Philadelphia Folksong Society, and is operated with the help of 2,500 dedicated volunteers.
The Folk Festival is a perfect family event, with puppeteers, jugglers, aerialists, storytellers, hands-on crafts and of course, kid-oriented musicians gathering in Dulcimer Grove, the shady area that has become a haven for folk fans 12 and under. Children up to 5 years of age are admitted free in the campgrounds; children up to 11 years of age are admitted free to the concert area. Older kids, 12 to 17, are eligible for the special “youth ticket”, allowing them into the festival for half the regular gate price, when accompanied by an adult.
After purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive an email with your tickets attached as a PDF. Please PRINT out your tickets and bring them with you or you can download them to your smartphone to be scanned at the door. Please be sure to have your tickets out and ready when you enter.
The HOLDER of this ticket expressly assumes all risk incident to the event, whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual event and agrees that all participants, employees, volunteers. agents, officers, and directors of the Philadelphia Folksong Society, its affiliates and subsidiaries are hereby released from any and all claims arising from the event, including claims of negligence.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Adult ticket pricing is for individuals 18 and older. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Limited onsite paid parking for cars and motorcycles is available. Free parking is also available at satellite lots in the area with free shuttle bus service to and from the Festival site.
What can I bring into the event? What is prohibited?
Please bring blankets or tarps or short legged, low-back chairs to use in the concert and workshop areas. Reserved seating is available for an additional charge. Coolers may be subject to inspection.
We want you to have a great time at this event but remember; No Alcohol, Illegal Substances, Regulated Items of any kind, or Weapons. No Pets (except Guide Dogs). No Smoking except in designated areas. No glass receptacles of any kind.
No drones will be permitted to protect the safety of all attendees and to adhere to FAA Drone Laws.
Shuttle (TramCart) service runs as weather permits.
The lighting of Flying lanterns is prohibited in the Campgrounds. Please respect this. It is a safety issue and a fire hazard to the surrounding neighborhood. Anyone caught using them will be asked to leave.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions, please consult our website, www.folkfest.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
What's the refund policy?
All sales are final -- there are no refunds. This is a RAIN or SHINE event.