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Maryland Folk Festival

September 22 - September 24


2023 Maryland Folk Festival is September 22-24, 2023.

The Maryland Folk Festival, a vibrant celebration of culture and tradition. Featuring eclectic music, dance, storytelling, folk artistry and more.  

Friday, September 22, 6:30 – 9:30
Saturday, September 23, Noon – 9:30
Sunday, September 24, Noon – 6:00

Festival Map

Festival Marketplace

Don’t miss the opportunity to view and purchase the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the surrounding region. 

Marketplace Vendors 


Saturday, September 23 |  1:30 & 3:30
Sunday, September 24 | 12:30 & 2:30

Cascading Carlos the Juggler

FREE Family Activities Noon-5:00 daily.

Animal Ambassadors
Meet the animal ambassadors from the Salisbury Zoo

Color Your World
Grab a crayon and add your creativity to several jumbo coloring posters.

Leave Your Mark
Add a creative design to the 42” tall MDFF freestanding wooden letters.

LEGO Land: Build it at the LEGO table.

Let Kindness Fly: Share your favorite act of kindness on Kind SBY pennant flags. 

Paper Bag Butterflies
Decorate a paper bag butterfly with Wicomico County Library


Lactation Station | Changing Table | Portable Restrooms |  ADA Accessible Restrooms  

Festival Food Courts & Indoor Dining

Perdue Dance Stage

NC Ribs on Wheels | Sherri’s Crab Cakes | Kona Ice | Grandy Cotton Candy 

Main Street Stage

Virginia Vendor Food Services | Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck | Crisfield Pride Lodge 194 

Family Area

Spready Oak Country Café KBQ Catering | Sessa’s Vending Stand  | Mister Softee

Festival ScheduleFestival Performers

^^ Sign language translation

Friday, September 22

Perdue Dance Stage
^^6:00 – 6:30 Opening Ceremony
^^6:30 – 7:15 The Quebe Sisters 
7:45 – 8:30 The Blue and Gold 
8:50 – 9:35 Daryl Davis Band

Main Street Stage
7:00–7:45 The Boys 
8:15–9:15 Yasser Darwish & Egyptian Celebration

Saturday, September 23

Perdue Dance Stage
^^12:00-1:00 Daryl Davis Band 
1:30-2:15 Ken & Brad Kolodner
2:45-3:30 Eileen Estes & The Good Folk 
4:30–5:30 Yasser Darwish & Egyptian 
^^6:00–7:00 Ken & Brad Kolodner
7:30–8:15 Furia Flamenca Dance Company 
^^8:45–9:30  Chuck Brown Band

Main Street Stage
12:30 – 1:30 Tifane 
^^2:00 – 3:00 The Boys 
3:30 – 4:15 Jonathan Zapuche 
5:15 – 6:15 Chuck Brown Band 
^^6:45-7:30 Eileen Estes & The Good Folk 
8:00 – 8:45 The Blue and Gold

Salisbury University Locals Stage
12:00–12:45 Chris English solo 
1:00–1:45 Jerome Kelly & Band 
2:00-2:45 Red Letter Day 
3:00-3:45 Callum 
4:00-4:45 C-Mack 
5:00-5:45 Marlee 

Maryland Traditions Folklife Stage
12:00–12:45 Noah Mitchel 
^^1:15–2:00 Hurlock Community Mass Choir/Water’s Edge 
2:30-3:15 Folk ‘Em All 
3:45-4:30 UMES Fraternities & Sororities 
5:00-5:45 Lydia and Emily Martin

Richard A. Henson Foundation Family Area Street Performances
1:30-2:00 Cascading Carlos the Juggler 
3:30-4:00 Cascading Carlos the Juggler

Sunday, September 24

Perdue Dance Stage
12:30-1:30 The High & Wides 
^^2:00-3:00 The Blue and Gold 
3:30 – 4:30 Tifane 
^^5:00 – 6:00 The High & Wides 
^^6:00 – 6:10 Closing Ceremony

Main Street Stage
^^12:00-1:00 John Wesley Wright & the Maryland Spiritual Ensemble 
1:30-2:15 Eileen Estes & The Good Folk 
2:45-3:45 The Folk Villains 
4:15-5:15 Furia Flamenca Dance Company 

Salisbury University Locals Stage
12:00–12:45 Lauren Glick 
1:00–1:45 Red Letter Day 
2:00-2:45 Lower Case Blues
3:00-3:45 Callum 
4:00-4:45 Chris English Band 
5:00-5:45 Jerome Kelly & Band 

Maryland Traditions Folklife Stage
12:00–12:45 Gerdan 
^^1:15–2:00 Stoop Stories 
2:30-3:15 Pablo Regis 
3:45-4:30 DewMore Baltimore, Sista Big & Amber Green 
5:00-5:45 Somapa Thai Dance Company 

Richard A. Henson Foundation Family Area Street Performances
12:30-1:00 Cascading Carlos the Juggler 

Plan Your Visit

Parking Map

Downtown Parking FREE 
Multiple metered & permit parking lots downtown.

Handicap Parking FREE 
Designated handicap parking spaces are in all city lots and the Downtown parking garages.

Via Water:
Take in the gorgeous water views from the banks with The Port of Salisbury Marina

Click Here to check out a map of current bike routes in Salisbury & the Downtown area.

Courtesy Cart
Clearly marked 6-passenger Courtesy Carts  transport elderly, disabled, pregnant, or injured to the four main stages.

Service Animals
Water stations for service animals available at water bottle refilling stations.


September 22
September 24
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