The 3rd annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival invites families and folk fans of all ages to enjoy a pure American jamboree with banjos, crafts, beards, beers and more folk than imaginable. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 19 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the grass lawn of Rainbow Lagoon Park in Downtown Long Beach.
Annually the Folk Festival brings the community together and invites young folk fans to enjoy a day in the interactive Wee Folk Village. The expansive Village will offer folk crafts, instrument making, square dancing, face painting and balloon animals throughout the festival. The Family Stage will present the Hollow Trees “Folk Music for Families” band with sing-a-long songs, stories and more kid friendly folk entertainment.
Kids can make music at the Instrument Petting Zoo and learn to play real folk instruments with members of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra! hey even have their own Kids’ Beard & Mustache Contest. Boys and girls alike can craft their own beards and mustaches at the festival or bring their own from home and enter to win prizes.
Adult Folk Festival goers also have the opportunity to enter into signature folk themed contests. The annual Deering Banjo Contest will be a showdown of the best banjo plucking in the west. The winner will receive a custom banjo ukulele courtesy of Deering Banjos. Polly’s Pie Eating Contest will return to determine the first person able to eat a whole pie without their hands.
The coveted Beard & Mustache Competition presented by the Long Beach Beard Advocates, anticipates nearly 100 entries in six categories including a female category where the ladies can craft their own beards or mustaches.
Tickets to The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival are currently on-sale for $20 in advance online. Tickets will be available day of the festival for $30. Admission is FREE for kids under 12 and seniors over 75. Complimentary bike valet is available, so ride down with the whole family for day of good old fashion folk.
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For more information, please visit http://www.FolkRevivalFestival.com
Happy Field Tripping!
Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only. All points of view are my own. Pictures copyrighted by The Folk Revival Festival and used by permission.