The North Carolina Folk Festival is a three-day outdoor event held every September in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is dedicated to culture, heritage, and roots, presenting musicians and artists from all over the world.
The festival succeeded National Folk Festival that was held in Greensboro from 2015 to 2017. It features over 300 acts by musicians, dancers, storytellers, and artists on five stages located in Elm Street district. The North Carolina Folk Festival attracted about 175,000 attendees during its 2018 inauguration edition. The multicultural lineup included stars like Grammy-winner Rhiannon Giddens and Lúnasa, an instrumental band from Ireland, playing contemporary Irish music.
The North Carolina Folk Festival also hosts a marketplace with dozens of vendors offering arts, crafts, apparel and various merchandise from all over the globe. Food vendors offer a wide variety of snacks and beverages.