Quick Facts About the Florida Folk Festival
Where Can We Stay Overnight?
Campgrounds for tenters and RVs and area motels are located in White Springs, and nearby in Lake City, Jasper, Jennings and Live Oak. For a list of local campgrounds, area motels and additional visitor information visit www.suwanneevalley.org.
What Is the Price of Admission?
Children under six are admitted to all events, over the entire weekend, without charge. Children between the ages of 6 and 16 are admitted to all events, over the entire weekend, with a single ticket priced at $5. Adults (everyone over the age of 16) can purchase one-day tickets at the gate for $25, or an entire weekend ticket for $50. Advance purchase ticket prices are $20/day or $40/weekend.
How Can I Purchase Tickets in Advance?
Telephone (toll-free) 1-877-6FL-FOLK (1-877-635-3655) to charge tickets to your credit card. Advance tickets purchased by phone must be ordered no later than May 17 in order for tickets to be mailed to you.
What Is the role of an Event Sponsor?
Ticket prices do not begin to pay all of the costs for this Folk Festival. Generous organizations have made major donations to help offset major expenses such as performance fees, transportation and lodging for the professional musicians, singers and storytellers. We urge all attendees to patronize our sponsors.
What About Food and Beverages at the Festival?
Many vendors of food and beverages will be on hand to serve you during the festival. We ask all attendees to respect our prohibition against bringing any alcoholic beverages into the park. There is a Beer Garden available where alcoholic beverages may be purchased. Please remember an ID is required for the Beer Garden.
Are There Adequate Provisions for Health and Safety?
Total attendance over the three days of the Festival may approach 20,000 persons. There will be adequate public safety personnel to assure good order and crowd control. A First Aid Station will be set up to handle health emergencies. As is the case throughout the country, a telephone call to 9-1-1 will summon an immediate response.
Is a Full Schedule of Performances Available?
Performance schedules are typically available on our Web site as soon as performance times are confirmed by the performers Close to May 1. Festival-goers are provided with a copy of the complete schedule at the gate.
Can I Bring My Pet?
Pets are not permitted on the Festival grounds. Service animals are always welcome.
Can I Bring a Cooler?
Coolers are welcome at the Festival. However, please keep in mind that it may not be convenient to bring large coolers into the Festival due to the spacious grounds. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Festival.
Where Do I Park?
We recommend you utilize the Festival's north entrance. From the Festival Walk-In Entrance, proceed one mile north on U.s. 41 and turn left at the Florida Folk Festival sign. Shuttles periodically make stops in the parking area.
What Time Is the Festival Open?
The Festival gates open each day at 8 a.m. Performers go on stage at 10 a.m. Final performances of the day end about 11 p.m.
Should I Bring a Chair?
Many visitors bring their own chairs to the Festival. A limited number of folding chairs are provided for your use at each stage.
Can I Camp at the Festival?
Public camping is not available at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park during the Folk Festival. We suggest you visit us online for local camping information.
Is There an ATM Available at the Festival?
There is an ATM scheduled to be on the Festival grounds. Checks may be cashed for a fee in White Springs. There is also an ATM in town.
Is the Festival Accessible for the Disabled?
Handicapped parking is provided at the Festival. Accessible restrooms, port-a-lets and shuttle transportation are available throughout the Festival site. Paved roadways and sidewalks make the Festival accessible by wheelchair or other approved modes of transportation. Golf carts are not permitted. Please keep in mind that the Festival is an outdoor event. Sign language interpreters are also provided at main stages.
Is the Festival Held on Monday?
No. The Florida Folk Festival is a three-day event beginning Friday and lasting through Sunday evening.
When Is Next Year's Festival?
The Festival is always held the Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding the observed Memorial Day holiday in May.