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

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»