The 37th Annual
North Georgia Folk Festival

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Dear Friends of the North Georgia Folk Festival - 

We're back LIVE for 2022!

Mark your calendars for the 37th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.

We have a great line up of music, art, food and activities ready for you and are super excited that we will be back, live, after 2 years of weirdness.

Here's what you can look forward to:


Rebecca Sunshine Band, Ain't Sisters & Danielle Howe, Bichos Vivos, Athens Mountain Singers, Art Rosenbaum, Hogeyed Man, Veronika Jackson, The Lucky Jones, MrJordanMrTonks, Cicada Rhythm, Tin Cup Prophette, Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham, and Fester Hagood.

Schedule here



Skye Burger

Rashe's Cuisine

Biggum's Bar-B-Que

Aunt Jack’s P-Nut Shack

La Michoacana Es Natural 


Rebecca Gilliard - Sweet grass baskets

Beth Kelley Zorbanos - Corn shuck dolls

Rosa Hall - Broom making

Cricket Bancroft - fabric and handsewn items


We'll post new information as we get it

Our best to you,

Claire Campbell, Tommy Jordan
Co-Directors, North Georgia Folk Festival

The North Georgia Folk Festival celebrated its 30th year in October, 2014. This video, "A Taste of the 2014 North Georgia Folk Festival" by Neil Rosenbaum, features performances by Norman Blake, Bluebilly Grit, and The Skillet Lickers, along with interviews and memories of past performers now gone. 

Please contact Tommy Jordan, Festival Director, at with any questions about the festival or use the contact form here.

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The North Georgia Folk Festival is produced by volunteers from the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society in partnership with Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services.

Co-Sponsored by Duplicating Systems, Flagpole, Good Dirt Clay Studio, WUGA-FM, RubySue Graphics, LickSkillet Public Relations and the National Ladies Homestead Gathering.

The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society is an Athens, Georgia-based 501-c3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to celebrating, sharing and sustaining traditional arts and music.  More at

This program has been supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

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