North Country Folk Festival

Join the LLV at our outreach table (noon to 6pm) celebrating "Guerilla Gardening * Gardening Without Boundaries" and enjoy the many festivities planned - including several hot bands, loads of skills demo's, a regional food dinner, and a Contra Dance!

Saturday, April 23rd
Various events - Noon to 11 pm

Old Java Quad at St. Lawrence University
Across from the Brewer Bookstore, 92 Park St., Canton (see also map link below)
Presented by the on-campus Green House * low-impact living theme cottage

The Fourth Annual North Country Folk Festival is an all-day event, featuring eleven hours of music, from both local and nationally touring bands, a contra dance, dinner, and many local vendors and demonstrators. The Festival is a family-friendly celebration of folk music, folk arts, local living, and traditional skills of the North Country.

Coordinated by St. Lawrence University’s Green House, the low-impact living theme cottage at the university, the Saturday, April 25 event is free and open to the public from 12:00 noon until 11:00 p.m. on campus at the Old Java Quad located directly across from the Brewer Book Store at 92 Park Street.

The annual community event features many local farmers, crafters, homesteaders, and demonstrators from noon to 6:00 p.m.

Event parking will be in the J-Lot, directly across from the athletic facilities on campus and a short walk to the outdoor venue. A campus map can be found at

A favorite feature of the event is the Biergarten, a special area set aside that is hosted by St. Lawrence Brewery, where local refreshments will be available for those over 21 years of age.

A free Contra Dance is part of the musical line up, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., with local favorite Beth Robinson as the caller with great fiddle jam music accompanying the traditional North Country dance.

A full dinner featuring a regionally themed menu is available at Dana Dining Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. for a cost of $11.25 per person. Local ingredients and regional specialties are featured on the menu as a delicious treat after attendees have worn in their dancing shoes.

The musical line up starts at noon and continues until 11 p.m.

TBA 12:00-12:45
Richard Hayes Phillips, 12:45-1:15
American String Circus, 1:30-2:00
Contra Dance!,
2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Dyado, 4:00-4:45
Alpine Ghost, 5:00-5:45
Alex Smith, 6:00-7:00
Driftwood, 7:30-9:00
Mallet Brothers, 9:30-11:00.

Details about the event can be found, as they develop, on the North Country Folk Festival Facebook page and on Instagram, @nocofolkfest or by contacting Marguerite Wiser at 207-756-4045.



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April 23rd, 2016 12:00 PM   through   11:00 PM
92 Park St.
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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