top of page

The 39th Annual
North Georgia Folk Festival

Save the Date!.jpg

Saturday, September 28, 2024
Sandy Creek Park * 400 Bob Holman Rd
Athens, Georgia


     Gate opens     10:30am

Kids Activities 11:00am - 3:00pm

Art Vendors    11:00am - 6:00pm

Music             12:00pm - 9:00pm

Dear Friends of the North Georgia Folk Festival - 

Mark your calendars for the 39th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2024 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 to get our families back together for our annual gathering.

Here's what you can look forward to:


Main Stage: Pam Blanchard and the Sunny Side Up Band, Randy Steele, Tonalli Danza Folklorica Mexicana, Kids on the Mountain, Side Pieces, Solstice Sisters, Pickled Holler, Pretty Little Goat, Borderhop Trio 

Fire Circle Stage: Rebecca Sunshine, Julia Barfield, Pat Shields (Storyteller)

Food  (TBA)

Food trucks featuring a wide variety of cuisines and desserts.

Demonstrators (TBA)

Skilled crafts people demonstrating their art and traditional crafts.

Artist/Vendors (TBA)

Traditional, handmade arts and crafts


Potters Row (TBA)

Traditional wheel-thrown and hand built pottery.

Please plan to join us for a great day at the park.

Tommy Jordan
Director, North Georgia Folk Festival

Peter Loose Wading Bird - Cropped.jpg

Painting by Peter Loose

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. 

Contact Us

Please contact one of our co-directors:

Claire Campbell <> or

Tommy Jordan <> with any questions about the festival or use the contact form here.

Success! Message received.

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, and Satisfactory Printing.

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.

Performers, Artists and Crafts People

bottom of page