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Three days of fantastic, folky fun

Over 190,000 Richmonders made their way down to Brown’s Island on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to take part in 2010’s Richmond Folk Festival. Take a look at some great images we captured while out and about enjoying the fun…

Folk Festival: The quick’n’dirty

It’s here, the Richmond Folk Festival starts today! While our Folk Festival Guide has absolutely everything you need to know about making the most of this weekend, here’s a bare-bones breakdown of what to expect.

Kids stuff at the Folk Festival

Don’t worry about the kids being bored at the Folk Festival this weekend! There is plenty for them to do, thanks to Genworth Financial and the Children’s Museum of Richmond.

Richmond restaurants set up shop at the Folk Festival

With all that music-listening you’ll be doing this weekend, you’re sure to work up an appetite. The Richmond Folk Festival has 30 vendors ready to serve you some delicious goodies while you make the rounds on Brown’s Island, including some of your favorite Richmond restaurants. Take a look at some familiar faces you’ll be seeing at the festival and what they’ll be dishing out…

Mr. Bopst goes to the Folk Festival

As our own Christ Bopst was part of the Richmond Folk Festival programming committee, we thought it only appropriate for him to share his list of the absolutely not-to-be-missed performers this year. Enjoy!

Folk Festival documentary series

As if three days of music weren’t enough, the Richmond Folk Festival has also arranged for a series of films showcasing some of the cultures, traditions, and communities represented in this year’s festival to be shown at the Civil War Visitors Center throughout the weekend.

Folk festival transportation and parking

Not sure of the best way to get to the Richmond Folk Festival (or where to park once you get there)? Have no fear, we’ve got the details.

Virginia Folklife performers and craftspeople announced

Stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia could be called one of the most culturally rich and diverse states in the country. The Richmond Folk Festival plans to highlight that richness once again with its Virginia Folklife Area, featuring performers and craftspeople representing all our state has to offer.

Chesapeake Bay Crab Pots: Marc Bershaw

The Chesapeake Bay is famous for its blue crabs, which are harvested by using a trap known as a “crab pot.” Invented by Benjamin F. Lewis in the 1920s, patented in 1928, and perfected ten years later, the crab pot forever changed the way hard crabs are harvested on the Chesapeake Bay.

Drew Sturgis

Drew Sturgis’s family can be traced back more than ten generations on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. At only twenty-one years of age, Drew is already regarded as one of the most gifted trappers on the Shore.