FAQ for the 2011 Richmond Folk Festival

With so much incredible folk action going on, you’ve probably got a bunch of questions. Well, it turns out that some of those are FREQUENTLY ASKED. Click for knowledge.

What are the days and hours of the Richmond Folk Festival?

  • Friday, October 14, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 15, Noon – 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 16, Noon – 6 p.m.

Where is it?

The Richmond Folk Festival takes place on Richmond’s historic Riverfront, from 2nd – 7th Streets, and from Tredegar to Byrd Street, including Brown’s Island and the grounds at historic Tredegar. Please click here for parking information.

How much does it cost to attend?

FREE. Food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for sale.

Will there be food and drink to purchase?

Yes, you’ll be able to purchase food, drink, and merchandise.

Can I bring my pets?

Sorry, no pets allowed (other than service animals).

Can I bring my kids?

Children are always welcome at the Richmond Folk Festival. Stop by the Genworth Family Area and see what the Children’s Museum of Richmond has to offer your kids. The 2011 theme is “Around the World,” and, spoiler alert, kids will have the opportunity to make Chinese lanterns and Native American headdresses, among other things. A petting zoo, a “squiggle” station, and a look at 19th century games, courtesy of the National Park Service, will round out the experience for the little folks.

What if it rains?

The Richmond Folk Festival is guaranteed to delight you, rain or shine. Performance schedules may change due to rain, though. Stop by the event booths and get an updated rainy day schedule if applicable. Umbrellas are encouraged!

How can I help?

Look out for volunteer members of the Bucket Brigade, and donate what you can into their orange buckets. All donations go directly towards support of the festival and future festivals.

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