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
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
Fall Folk Festival.
One of our main
activities with SFS is Contra
Dancing. Contra dancing is a type of traditional
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
Reel is a dance in this style. You don't have to be experienced - the
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
here. (Acrobat reader required)
If this is your first
visit to our site, please read
more about the Spokane Folklore Society: its organization and
We hope that you will join
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