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philly folk fest.

Wow, it’s finally here! As you may or may not know, I’ve been spending most of my summer preparing for the Philladelphia Folk Festival which begins at the end of this week for their 50th year.  The Fest continues to uphold their awesome tradition by featuring an eclectic mix of performers including (among many others) Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, David Amram and Levon Helm with many local acts as well. In addition to the music, the Philly Folk Fest has an amazing variety of food vendors, wine and beer gardens and provides a wealth of family friendly activities. This year there’s an expanded crafts area at the top of the concert hill.

I’m honored to have a booth amongst the juried crafters beginning Thursday evening, August 18th continuing through Sunday evening, August, 21st.  I’m both excited and nervous as this event requires a gargantuan amount of inventory, meticulous planning and extreme organization.  Of course, what I’m excited most about is the new joeys.

I’ve been developing new and ‘Fest friendly’ pieces that aim to capture the spirit and essence of the event.

I’m having a lot of fun combining vintage findings and components with my usual vintage images. These were a huge hit at Second Street Fest in Philly.

Folk Fest is a definite big belt buckle crowd. I’ve been making lots of them…

The Fest celebrates its’ Golden Anniversary on the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township (near Schwenksville), PA this weekend.   Check here for a full schedule and here for ticket info. Hope to see you on Friday!


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