The 21St Annual Fall Folk Festival Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Two Days Of Free Family Fun On Nov 12-13, 2016

Spokane, WA – The 21st annual Spokane Folklore Society Fall Folk Festival on November 12 and 13 is free to the public and features 8 stages of traditional and ethnic dance, music, workshops, special entertainment, crafts for children, and jamming. 

Approximately 5,000 people attend the festival annually which is held at the Spokane Community College Lair.

The festival supports regional folk musicians, local folk artists who are hidden gems well worth discovering.  The festival presents about 100 performing groups representing Celtic, bluegrass, blues, African, Asian, Middle Eastern traditions, and more.

Also featured are sales of traditional crafts. A live KPBX Radio show is one of Saturday’s highlights. A traditional New England Contra dance will close the festival on Saturday and Sunday. Meals and snacks are available in the college cafeteria, and baked goods and coffee at the Festival bake sale.

This community event is supported by several hundred volunteers working the days of the festival and through donations from sponsors, individuals, and $5 buttons at the Festival. The festival needs about $20,000 dollars to produce the festival and pay for rent, sound equipment, craft supplies, publicity, printing, security and required building staff. All performers and festival organizers donate their time.

Through the years community businesses, organizations, and individuals have generously supported this event. Our 2016 major sponsors include Avista Foundation, Inlander, Humanities Washington, Spokane Community College, and Eyes for Life-Dr. Heavin Maier. Huckleberry Press is also proud to participate as a sponsor.

Sat., November 12, 2016

11am-10pm: Performances, participation activities, food, vendors, and crafts for kids.

8pm-10pm: Dancing – New England Style Contra dance with live music and callers.

Sun., November 13, 2016

11am–5pm: Performances, participation activities, food, vendors.

Spokane Community College – The Lair, 1810 North Greene, Spokane, WA

Free Parking All Weekend.

Detailed information about the Fall Folk Festival can be found at

Information about the Spokane Folklore Society and the Fall Folk Festival can be found at


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