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Central Pennsylvania's grass-roots voice for folk music and dance!

Susquehanna Folk Festival Family Fun

icon: handson tag = Hands-on activities -- jump right in!
icon: family tag = Kid-friendly events

Saturday

Crafts all day!: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Saturday

Crafts all day!
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Young Folks Zone
Fun make-and-take activities for all ages, hosted by York County Libraries.

International Dancing: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Saturday

International Dancing
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Young Folks Zone
Easy, fun dances for all ages (yes, ALL!) with Zita Angelo of World Dance Lancaster.

Songs, Crankies & Appalachian Rhythm Toys with Box and String: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Saturday

Songs, Crankies & Appalachian Rhythm Toys
Sat 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Young Folks Zone
Songs and silliness! The whole family will enjoy an hour with Sarah Gowan & Bill Quern.

Limberjacks: 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Saturday

Limberjacks
Sat 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Young Folks Zone
Randy Heisley-Cato brings his collection of wooden dancing men, and plays some banjo tunes they can dance to. Try it yourself!

Sunday

Crafts all day!: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Sunday

Crafts all day!
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Young Folks Zone
Fun make-and-take activities for all ages, hosted by York County Libraries.

Br'er Rabbit Tells some Tales: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Sunday

Br'er Rabbit Tells some Tales
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Young Folks Zone
Ms. Sheila Arnold shares Br'er Rabbit tales that delight the ears of the young, and along the way teach a lesson in history and in character.

Sunnyland Band with Slim Harrison: 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Sunday

Sunnyland Band
Sun 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Young Folks Zone
Sunnyland Band with Slim Harrison
Washboards, spoons, jugs, skiffleboards and limberjacks are ready for kids to play along!

Waterways to Freedom: Storytelling Presentation: 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Waterways to Freedom: Storytelling Presentation
Sun 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
For all ages. Master storyteller Sheila Arnold brings some York County history to life! These true stories and songs about the Underground Railroad will inspire your own research and help you understand what the desire for freedom can make a person overcome.

Sunnyland Band with Slim Harrison: 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Sunday

Sunnyland Band
Sun 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Young Folks Zone
Sunnyland Band with Slim Harrison
Grab a stumpf-fiddle or jump on the washtub bass and play along in this participatory jugband.

Liars Contest: 5:05 pm to 6:35 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Liars Contest
Sun 5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Each of our storyteller finalists will have 7 minutes to convince us of something hilariously unlikely. Who will tell the best shaggy frog story?

...with emcee Sheila Arnold: 5:05 pm to 6:35 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

...with emcee Sheila Arnold
Sun 5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
And while we wait for the judges to make their decision, this master storyteller will entertain us with a story of her own.

Young Folks’ Parade: 5:45 pm to 6:00 pm at the Young Folks Zone on Sunday

Young Folks’ Parade
Sun 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Young Folks Zone
Our young folks step out in style with instruments and finery they’ve made. Everybody loves a parade!

And more!

Our festival frog stands silhouetted against a gold sun
Watch for more festival performers and events to be announced.