Folk Festival Features Family Fun

NEW BRUNSWICK — Fans of all ages can enjoy traditional folk dancing, music, storytelling, and much more at the 36th Annual New Jersey Folk Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.

Admission is free for this all-day family event held on the grounds of the Eagleton Institute, George Street and Ryders Lane, on the Douglass campus of Rutgers, the State University, in New Brunswick. Various folk performers will present over fifteen hours of music, dance and workshops on the festival’s four stages.


In addition, the annual juried craft market will feature approximately 75 vendors while a folk music marketplace will offer an extensive variety of goods for sale, including performer CDs. For children, there will be a designated activities area with face painting, games, and crafts. A multitude of ethnic foods, as well as traditional American foods such as hot dogs, cotton candy and the perennial funnel cake will be available to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.

The New Jersey Folk Festival is the oldest and largest continuously run festival of its kind in the state and is proud to be a key component of Rutgers Day, a day of learning, exploration, and fun at New Jersey’s State University.

Admission, parking, and on-campus bus shuttles are all free. The festival is only five minutes off of Exit 9 on the New Jersey Turnpike. For further details including stage schedules and directions visit, call the festival office at (732)-932-5775, or contact Rutgers Campus Info Services at (732)-445-INFO.

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