Events

Join us at these folklife festivals and events all around the Commonwealth!

June 23 - 25, 2017

River & Roots Festival

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»

August 7 - 12, 2017

Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention

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»

September 21 - 24, 2017

Watermelon Park Fest

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»

October 13 - 15, 2017

Richmond Folk Festival 2017

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»

October 28, 2017

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Ferrum

In our opinion, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival at Ferrum College is one of the finest folklife festivals in the country. Come see everything from coon dog races to moonshine… Read More»