The Washington Folk Festival showcases the amazing multicultural diversity of music, song, dance and crafts in the Washington, DC region. We welcome participants of all traditions and we strive to maintain a variety and balance of traditional folk genres and crafters to the festival. We select performers and crafters based on quality as well as the tradition represented. We are always looking for new participants and we would love to hear from you.
Interested in Performing?
If you are a local musician, dance group, or storyteller interested in being considered as a performer in the Folk Festival, please fill out an application form. Filling out a Google Form is the preferred method, which saves paper, time, and stamps. General inquiries or questions can also be sent to the Program Committee email box. Applications accepted through January 31, 2020.
Interested in showcasing your handicraft wares?
Every year, the festival offers space for artisans to showcase and sell their wares. Admission is based on creativity, uniqueness, quality, show balance and customer appeal. If you are interested in exhibiting at the festival, please download, complete, and submit our application (pdf). We recommend mailing your application to arrive by March 5.