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The 38th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia!

We are hard at work on the music and artist lineup and will post updates to this space.

The 37th Annual
North Georgia Folk Festival

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:

Tribute to Art Rosenbaum

Starting at 4:00, friends, colleagues and family will pay tribute to the life and legacy of Art Rosenbaum, world-class artist, musician, folklorist, and co-founder of the North Georgia Folk Festival.


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, Jittery Joe's Coffee


Rebecca Gilliard (Sweet grass baskets), Beth Kelley Zorbanos (Corn shuck dolls), Rosa Hall (Broom making), Cricket Bancroft (toys, fabric and handsewn items), Mary Rugg (weaving), Dylan Keel (guitars).


Lisa Pickett (herbal soaps), Meredyth Howard (crochet and knitting), Carolyn Dalusky (jewelry), Theresa Gorman (folk art), Darlene Bink (jewelry, paintings), Bronson Lott (leather work) and Ashley Sobhani (canvas and leather purses). 



Allen Gee, Camren Gober, Sue Lawrence, Mary Mayes, Todd McGlaun, Kathy Miller, Caroline Montague, Stephanie Wood, Sandrine Zawacki.

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

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

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Saturday, September 24, 2022
Sandy Creek Park
Athens, Georgia


Gate opens     10:30am

Kids Activities 11:00am - 3:00pm

Art Vendors    11:00am - 6:00pm

Music             12:00pm - 9:00pm

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 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, 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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