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American Folk Festival - Aug. 22nd, 23rd & 24th
19 Dec 2013
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The American Folk Festival is a large-scale, three-day event. Held each year at the end of August in downtown Bangor, Maine, the Festival presents the music and dance from the many cultures that make up America today.

From 2002- 2004, Bangor, Maine was the host of the 64th, 65th and 66th National Folk Festivals. In 2005, the American Folk Festival was introduced as a continuation of the Festival tradition. The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront is a celebration of multi-cultural traditional arts - music, dance, crafts, food and storytelling.

The American Folk Festival:

  • Presents music, dance and other performing arts representing cultural traditions from across America and the world.
  • Showcases and markets the Bangor Waterfront and the greater Bangor area by attracting thousands of festival-goers each year. Center for Tourism Research & Outreach survey results.
  • Strives to present the event free of charge to the largest possible audience.
  • Offers festival-goers the opportunity to purchase authentic, hand-made crafts from regional artisans and made-in-Maine food products.
  • Enhances the festival experience by offering a variety of regional, ethnic and fair food.
  • Encourages community participation through volunteerism and attendance.

The American Folk Festival takes place on August 22, 23, & 24, 2014.

This event is featured on the Year of the Rural Arts Calendar of Events. For more information on the Year of the Rural Arts, visit www.artoftherural.org

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