Join us at these folklife festivals and events all around the Commonwealth!
This bluegrass and old-time music festival honors banjo-playing prodigy and rising star of traditional music, Houston Caldwell, who sadly passed away at age eighteen in 2010. Houston was featured on… Read More»
Come celebrate one of the most fun events in southwestern Virginia at one of Virginia’s most beautiful state parks, hosted by one of the true treasures of the Blue Ridge,… Read More»
This fourth-annual festival on the lovely banks of the Shenandoah River will feature bluegrass, old time, and eclectic Americana music while focusing on the heritage and health of one of… Read More»
What can we say? The granddaddy of them all – the country’s largest Fiddlers’ Convention, now in its 80th year. Come and plan to stay a while. There will be… Read More»
The 77th annual National Folk Festival returns to Greensboro this September. A large-scale, three-day outdoor event presented FREE to the public, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness, and… Read More»
More Information» The Virginia Folklife Program has once again partnered with Shepherds Ford Productions as a supporter of Watermelon Park Festival. Watermelon Park was the site of the nation’s first… Read More»
Celebrating its thirteenth year, the Richmond Folk Festival has become the largest folk festival on the East Coast. Each year, the Virginia Folklife Program produces the much loved Virginia Folklife… Read More»