Spokane Folklore Society Index

Calendar of Events
Current News
Fall Folk Festival
  Lady of the Lake
Membership information
SFS welcome page
About SFS
Code of Conduct
Discipline Policy
History and Photo Archives

Performers' Referral List:
Contra Dance Callers
Contra  Dance Bands
Children's Entertainment
Dance Instruction
Dance Performers
Festivals & Camps
Local Folk Venues
Local related organizations etc.
Music Teachers
Spoken Word
 Web resources

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Welcome to the
Spokane Folklore Society

Kevin Brown, Caridwen and Greg Spatz FFF 2019

Fall Folk Virtual Festival 2020 November 14 – December 30
The setting is changing, but the genres remain the same! The Spokane Fall
Folk Festival Steering Committee has decided to bring the 2020 Festival to
the safety of everyone’s homes with a virtual program. The Fall Folk Virtual
Festival will be available on the radio and on our website.
​We are thrilled to announce that Spokane Public Radio (KPBX 91.1 FM) will
present a retrospective of their previous Festival Broadcasts from 2000 to
2019 on Saturday, November 14 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, and Sunday,
November 15 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
The Virtual Festival will also provide pre-recorded performances of
entertainers selected from this year's applicants streamed on our website

In keeping with our tradition of having vendors at our festivals, this year's
Virtual Festival will have a Festival Market Place where you can shop for
unique and very special items. The Festival Market Place will appear on our
website beginning Saturday, November 14.
While our expenses for the 2020 Virtual Festival will be less than in previous
years, we still need your support. We invite you to become a 2020 Friend of
the Festival by donating to our Virtual Festival. Click the Donate to Support
the Festival button and become a Friend of the Festival. Friends of the
Festival will be thanked on the Festival website and in the Spokane Folklore
Society’s newsletter.
Check our website periodically for updates on the performers and vendors,
and to make a donation.
Finally, please spread the word about the Virtual Festival by telling your
friends and family. Recommendations from folks who have attended the
Festival are the best publicity we have.

We can help you get in touch with other people in the Spokane, Washington, area who are interested in music, dance, and folk arts. Find out what's happening on the calendar  
Our major project of the year is the  Fall Folk Festival.
One of our main activities with SFS is Contra Dancing. Contra dancing is a type of traditional dance from New England. Dancers face each other in "contra" lines and move up and down the formation as couples in figures directed by a caller. The Virginia Reel is a dance in this style. You don't have to be experienced - the caller teaches all the moves. Special clothes are not necessary. No partner is needed - Singles and couples are invited. Check the calendar for the contra dance schedule.   Click here more details and some pictures and links to video of a typical local Contra dance.

If you are interested in having the Folklore Society help sponsor your event, please download this .pdf form here.  (Acrobat reader required)

If this is your first visit to our site, please read more about the Spokane Folklore Society: its organization and mission. We hope that you will join us, and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.