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Susquehanna Folk Festival

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Thanks for a wonderful summer!

We look forward to seeing you next summer for the 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival. Until then, check out our YouTube channel: many of our virtual events from the festival are available there.

Festival events included:

Sun, August 29 - Colebrook Road

Colebrook Road Harrisburg, PA

POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY! Central Pennsylvania's own Colebrook Road bridges the divide between traditional and progressive, creating new enthusiasts for bluegrass while expanding the definition of the genre for established fans. LIVE IN PERSON! Free outdoor concert on Sunday, August 29 MORE

Wed, August 11 - Bringing it Home: Beautiful Gestures

Bringing it Home: Beautiful Gestures Online

A classical Indian dancer, an African American quilter, and an artist of hooked rugs: what do they have in common? Three local women featured in our Folk Artists Gallery chat about women's art and the many ways we make meaning with our hands. Virtual conversation on Wednesday, August 11. MORE

Wed, July 14 - Liars Contest

Liars Contest Online

Get your tickets now for the Susquehanna Folk Festival's 2021 Liars Contest! We've just announced the finalists who will tell their best short, funny, family-friendly falsehood, and our panel of judges who will pick three winners. Emcee Andy Offutt Irwin will also tell a whopper or two. Livestream contest on Wednesday evening, July 14. MORE

Wed, June 23 - Bringing it Home: The Power of Song

Bringing it Home: The Power of Song Online

Three local artists chat about the powerful role that songs play in our lives. Singing can affirm our beliefs, soothe a restless child, heal a wounded heart, unite a community, and move people to dance with joy. Virtual conversation on Wednesday, June 23. MORE

Sun, June 6 - Old-Time Music Workshop Series

Old-Time Music Workshop Series Online

This series of workshops is for novice fiddle and banjo players, adults and teens. Seasoned teacher Janie Rothfield will teach you tunes, show you tricks, and share the fun of playing old-time music. Give it a try! Four Sunday evenings in June. MORE

till June 14 - Enter our 2021 Liars Contest

Enter our 2021 Liars Contest Online

Love telling tall tales and shaggy dog stories? Enter the Susquehanna Folk Festival's 2021 Liars Contest! Anyone who can tell a short, funny, family-friendly story is invited to apply. Cash prizes! Deadline is June 14. Full details here... MORE

Fri, May 7 - Give Local York

Give Local York Online

Help Susquehanna Folk keep the music coming! Donate online on May 7 through Give Local York, and your gift will be partially matched. And on Friday evening, drop into our Virtual Open House for live music, jamming, trivia and conversation. MORE