Philadelphia Folk Festival returns to Old Pool Farm

 A scene from the 2012 Philadelphia Folk Festival. (Howard Pitkow/for NewsWorks)

A scene from the 2012 Philadelphia Folk Festival. (Howard Pitkow/for NewsWorks)

The 52nd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will return to the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford on August 16-18. The event, put on by Mt. Airy-based Philadelphia Folksong Society, is the longest continuously running outdoor musical festival of its kind in North America.

 

“We are really excited about this year’s line up. One of the highlights for us is being able to put together a really ‘Philly-centric’ Saturday show,” said Richard Kardon, one of the festival’s organizers. 

Performers include the Richard Thompson Electric Trio, The Mavericks, Asleep at the Wheel and many more. The full list can be viewed here

Tickets can be purchased by day or for the whole festival. Children 11 and under are admitted for free. For teenagers ages 12 to 17, a discounted “youth ticket” is available if they are accompanied by an adult ticket-holder. 

Special events for children include jugglers, storytellers and crafts. 

Tickets can be purchased at folkfest.org.

 

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