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Central Ohio Folk Festival

May 7, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Last day of the two day family-friendly festival featuring multiple performing stages presenting an array of upbeat folk/roots/Americana music.

Activities include drum circle, kid programming, music workshops, a Festival Store, Beer garden offering Nocterra craft beer. Food trucks on site. (Note: you are not permitted to bring your own alcohol onto Metro Park grounds).

NEW this year are 4 ongoing jam tents, each with a different style: folk-mix, bluegrass, old-time and a tent dedicated to serving the very beginner jammer.
Sunday opens with an 11 am “Songs of the Spirit” session with the audience participating with chants, rounds, and songs.

NEW this year, the “YouthFolk Tent” serving kids and youth with performances and workshops. Youth workshop offerings include making a drum out of wooden box frames. Plus, an “instrument petting zoo” to let children handle folk instruments. Plus, hands-on arts and crafts. Also, festival mascot Darby Duck will be on hand for the young and young-at-heart.

More than 30 workshops on songwriting, the history of folk music, joining a jam group, important musical figures, and how to play guitar, fiddle, ukulele, tin whistle, and other instruments. Some workshops will be for beginning players, and others will be for more advanced musicians.

Whether scratching an itch to get outside and enjoy nature — at the same time listening to and/or playing music, learning something new, or just chilling in the awesome, green outdoors, you’ll find the cure for what ails you at the Central Ohio Folk Festival.

No fixed fees. Your generous $$ support makes all of this possible. Donation tents will be at entrance to the grounds. For donations of $20 or more, you get some free fun stuff.

More info at: www.columbusfolkmusicsociety.org/festival.html
Donate pre-event at: https://centralohiofolkfestival2023donate.eventbrite.com
The festival is produced by the Columbus Folk Music Society in cooperation with The Metro Parks and is co-sponsored by WCBE Radio 90.5 FM and Metro Parks.

The festival is produced by the Columbus Folk Music Society in collaboration with the Metro Parks and is co-sponsored by WCBE 90.5FM.

More info at: www.columbusfolkmusicsociety.org.

Meeting location notes: Big Meadows Picnic Area is at the back of the park. After you enter the park, take the main road down the hill. At the bottom of the hill, take the road on the left. Park in the lot with a playground. Meet near restrooms.


May 7, 2023
10:30 am - 5:30 pm


9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N)
Lewis Center, OH 43035 United States
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