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The 38th Annual
North Georgia Folk Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2023
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

Festival Admission:

Adults $15 / Students (with ID) $8

Kids under 12 Free

Park admission: $2 per person ages 4-64

Dear Friends of the North Georgia Folk Festival - 

Mark your calendars for the 38th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival on Saturday, October 7, 2023 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:


Rebecca Sunshine Band, Skipperdees, Danielle Howle, Rick Fowler Acoustic Band, Hibbs Family Band, Mudcat, Welfare Liners, Curtis Eller, Villain Family, Cortez Garza, David Bridges, Lighthearted (solo), and Paul Edelman.

Performance Schedule here



4 Elephants Catering, Aunt Jack’s P-Nut Shack, Baddies Burgers, Jittery Joe's Coffee, La Michoacana Es Natural Ice Cream, LaPa On Wheels, Rashe's Cuisine, Troop 1111 Scout Sweet Shop.   Food Vendors


Tex Crawford (Folk Painting), Rebecca Gilliard (Sweet grass baskets),  Peter Loose (Folk Painting), Cory Momany (Beekeeping)  Demonstrators


Paul Bendzunas (Glass), Darlene Bink (Jewelry), Carolyn Dalusky (Jewelry), Debra Drake (painting), Theresa Gorman (Painted boxes), Meredyth Howard (Rockdaughter Designs - Jewelry), Mama Bird's Granola, Chester and Gail Karwoski (Oconee Minerals),  Cathy Pentz (Jewelry), Lisa Pickett (herbal soaps), Morris Rowell (rebuilt Harmony guitars)  Artist Vendors


Potters Row

Sue Lawrence, Mary Mayes, Todd McGlaun,  Anne Marie Vencill, Sandrine Zawacki

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

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. 

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.

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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, 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

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