A Folk Festival Where Memories Are Made

Our annual Folk Festival is a weekend-long event of excellent music, workshops, sing-along-campfires, dancing and crafts all set in a beautiful camp resort voted among the ten best in the nation. This is a family-friendly festival where you can relax in our scenic Amish country surroundings. Experience Spring Gulch just once and you'll be looking forward to returning year after year. Day festival tickets are available for those not camping.

FOLK FESTIVAL RATES

WEEKEND CAMPING

Camping is a 3 or 4 day package over the festival weekend. Prices are per person & include festival ticket. Minimum of 2 adults for any site with hook-ups. No minimum for grassy site area.
  • 4-Day camping (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun): $130 - $180
  • 3-Day camping (Fri, Sat, Sun): $120 - $170
  • Children (7 - 17, per child): add $42
  • Children (6 & under, per child): add $5

TICKETS

Tickets Only - No Camping
  • Adults - Friday: $22, Saturday: $48, Sunday: $22
  • Children (6-17) - Friday: $10, Saturday: $20, Sunday: $10
  • Children (5 & Under) - Free

SPECIALS

EARLY BIRD TICKET DISCOUNT

Available 02/04/18 - 03/17/18
  • $5 Off Friday or Sunday, $10 Off Saturday

Line-up & Performers

FRIDAY EVENING

Katherine Rondeau 7:20 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

Katherine Rondeau is a full-throttle singer-songwriter who focuses her passion for classic folk music through a thoroughly modern lens. Her voice – strong, soulful, warm – rings out like a bell on a clear summer’s night. Her original songs draw audiences in and take them on journeys both real and imagined.


Maybe April 7:55 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Maybe April is recognized for their three-part harmonies, strength as instrumentalists, original songs, and shared roles as front women, each adding something different from their musical backgrounds to create a unique sound somewhere in between Americana and Country. Just like their harmonies, Alaina, Katy, and Kristen are a perfect fit.


Western Centuries 8:50 p.m. - 9:40 p.m.

Western Centuries’ music crosses vastly differing geographies–the city, the southwest, the metaphysical. And their musical influences are equally as diverse. Together, they weave a tapestry of western music, without sacrificing their hard-earned country dancehall sound.


Tim O’Brien 9:45 p.m. - 10:35 p.m.

Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980’s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize.



SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Family Concert with The Levins 12 noon - 12:50 p.m.

The Levins are a harmony-driven acoustic duo known for their sun-splashed, peace infused songwriting that connects on a universal level and celebrates our common humanity. Unique harmonies and tightly blended unison vocals, along with their guitar and piano interplay, reflect the couples own compatible musical/personal relationship.


Lizanne Knott 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

She has been captivating audiences throughout the US and UK, garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues, theaters and concert halls throughout the US, UK and Spain.


Mustard’s Retreat 1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

While both Tamulevich and Hough are grounded in the early traditional 60s folk music boom, they also were influenced by the songwriters of that time, and their shows represent an eclectic blend of music, old and new, with a big dash of storytelling. Many of their great concert moments are the result of their well-respected and broad body of original material, written both individually and together.


Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes 2:40 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes have been lighting up stages with their high-energy brand of multifaceted Americana music since 2011. Seamlessly welding folk, blues, country, Broadway, and rock’n’roll into a smart, rootsy, compelling sound, Scott and the band have ridden that sound to two big albums and recognition on festival stages and in listening rooms throughout the Northeast.


Songwriting Workshop 3:25 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Stephen Wade with Zan McLeod 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Stephen has also benefited from the recordings made by the Folk Archive of the Library of Congress, early commercial discs of traditional music, homemade air checks of live radio broadcasts, and the learned studies of American cultural historians, folklorists, and musicologists.


Tempest 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Tempest celebrates their thirty years as a band with an exciting new album, "Thirty Little Turns". Thirty years is a milestone for any band to reach. Yet, Tempest continues to bring their brand of electric folk and Celtic music to enthusiastic audiences. Tempest music is a vibrant, living and breathing demonstration of tales old and new.



SATURDAY EVENING

Larry Aheam 7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Larry began to write and perform his own music as a solo artist, and later, formed the Larry Ahearn Group, sharing the bill with artists like Tom Rush, Jimmy Buffett, Livingston Taylor, Janis Ian, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Pearls Before Swine and John Prine.


Roy Book Binder 7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down blues. He’s also a regular at Fur Peace Ranch, where he teaches along with Jorma Kaukonen. When he brings his 'Tour Bus' to town, a one-man blues-fest ensues. He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all. We’re privileged to have Roy here to preserve–and extend—the tradition of great American blues music.


Craig Bickhardt 8:05 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.

When Craig Bickhardt steps onto a concert stage, he comes equipped with his trusty acoustic guitar. A side musician or two will frequently join him. He’s also accompanied by something invisible, yet ever-present: the stories of a lifetime, vividly translated into words and melody.


Kruger Brothers 8:55 p.m. - 9:40 p.m.

Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work.


Vanessa Collier Band 9:50 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.

At 27 years of age, master musician and multi-talented blues performer Vanessa Collier has become an in-demand artist, bringing her charismatic charm, passionate and fiery performances, soulful voice, searing saxophone solos, and witty songwriting to the stage.



SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Family Concert with Mustard’s Retreat 12 noon - 12:50 p.m.

While both Tamulevich and Hough are grounded in the early traditional 60s folk music boom, they also were influenced by the songwriters of that time, and their shows represent an eclectic blend of music, old and new, with a big dash of storytelling. Many of their great concert moments are the result of their well-respected and broad body of original material, written both individually and together.


Joe Crookston 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny moment and transcendent the next.


Mama’s Broke 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere.


Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Chubby Carrier is undeniably "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman.” Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby's professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, North Africa and Europe.