60th Annual Florida Folk Festival

1976 Florida Folk Festival Program

1976 Florida Folk Festival Program

The 60th annual Florida Folk Festival will be held Memorial Day Weekend at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs. The Festival began in 1953 under the direction of Sarah Gertrude Knott, and hasn’t skipped a year since, placing it among the longest continuously-running folk festivals in the country.

View of trick roper Danny Coflin performing with Thelma Boltin at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida.

View of trick roper Danny Coflin performing with Thelma Boltin at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida.

Florida Memory offers extensive resources relating to the Florida Folk Festival, including audio recordings dating back to 1954, thousands of photos, programs from 1953-2006, video footage, and an alphabetical list of Festival performers.

The Beers family performs at the Florida Folk Festival: White Springs (ca. 1960s)

The Beers family performs at the Florida Folk Festival: White Springs (ca. 1960s)

The Florida Folk Festival is a great way to interact with, and learn about music, art, traditional occupations, and foodways unique to the state of Florida. This year, festival goers can expect performances and workshops from Arlo Guthrie, John Anderson, Billy Dean, Frank Thomas, Doug Gauss, and Amy Carol Webb and a myriad of other musicians, storytellers, dancers and artisans.

For more information, please visit the Florida Folk Festival website.

Regional food vendor at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival: White Springs (1978)

Regional food vendor at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival: White Springs (1978)

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