The 35th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival makes its annual flight once again, three days of music, dance, community and overflowing good will to all on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Middle St., Goshen.
With Mainstage concerts, dancing, workshops with the performers and a livestream option in place, the fest blossoms forth again.
Dancing makes its return to the fest stages this year as does the Pre-Fest Thursday Tastings and Farm Market.
Fest stalwarts, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Nerissa and Katryna Nields, Tracy Grammer and Ellis Paul are all on board the fest train along with folk-rock icons Richard Thompson of Fairport Convention fame and Livingston Taylor, younger brother of James. Greenwich Village folk scene alum Lucy Kaplansky along with indigenous Canadian blueswoman Crystal Shawanda and Celtic rockers Tempest are on board as well as bluegrass/banjo pioneer Tony Trischka.
The four stages of music kick off Friday at noon with the fest’s signature Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase on the Mainstage. The Activities 4 Kids program, Family Stage, Workshop Stage and Circle of Song acoustic stage all begin Friday daytime as
well. Nightly dancing and evening Mainstage performances follow the daytime program. Mainstage ends by 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Foodies will enjoy the varied offerings of Jamaican, Thai, Middle Eastern and American cuisines with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. International craft vendors
including Peruvian and Kenyan handicrafts, pottery, clothing, batik, tie-dyes, wood, gourd and bark work ply their wares, much of it handmade or Fair Trade, emphasis on eco-friendly.
More information and the schedule of performances can be found at FalconRidgeFolk.com.