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75th National Folk Festival
19 Dec 2013
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First held in 1934, the National Folk Festival is the oldest multi-cultural festival of traditional arts in the nation, and has been produced from its inception by the NCTA. 

It is a traveling festival produced in partnership with communities around the country.  The National Folk Festival’s three-year stay in each host city is intended to lay the groundwork for sustainable, locally-produced festivals and events that continue after the National moves on. To date, the National has been presented in 26 cities. 

Musicians and craftspeople from every state in the Union and most U.S. territories have participated in this “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.”  Presented to audiences free of charge over a three-day period, National Folk Festivals since 1987 have had audiences upwards of 175,000.

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

Craft Performance Visual Art Education Folklore Heritage Rural-Urban Traditional Festival/Celebration Folklife Midwest Northeast Northwest Southeast Southwest Folklorist Rural YORA
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