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by Britt Chester

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This event is free, which means you don’t actually have to spend any money if you don’t want to, however, we think you’re going to love everything that is offered at the event in Downtown Greensboro.

We’ve also compiled a quick guide for you so that you have all the information you need when attending the National Folk Festival.

HOURS OF OPERATION -Friday, September 11 ~ 5:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.-Saturday, September 12 ~ 12 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.-Sunday, September 13 ~ 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

-Sit around and listen to music -Dance alone -Dance with a partner -Take pictures with your smartphones and post them with the hashtag “#NCFolkFest” -Donate a couple dollars to The Bucket Brigade, the festival’s fundraising group to help offset the $1 million price tag on the event -Eat food at any of the five food courts -Buy crafts from local artists

THINGS YOU CAN’T DO:

-Bring your pet, unless it’s a service animal. And your cat is not a service animal. Neither is your parrot.-Shoot off fireworks -Bring your own beer and liquor -Run around naked -Get on stage whenever you feel like it

THINGS YOU SHOULD DO:

-Dance until you can’t dance anymore -Learn about other cultures -Learn about your own heritage -Try out new styles of music -Try a food you have never eaten before -Make a friend who has lived a different life than you -Respect your surroundings -Use public transportation -Eat at local restaurants (avoid chains like McDonalds) -Drink local beer, or at least order water from a local microbrewery -Experience downtown Greensboro’s plethora of galleries, boutiques, and shops -Go to Blind Tiger for a concert after the music stops at Folk Festival

THINGS YOU DON’T DO:

-Tug on Superman’s cape -Spit into the wind -Pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger -Mess around with Jim “¦and don’t ruin it for other people by being “that guy”

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##The City of Greensboro has established a webpage with traffic closure details and a map of suggested routes to avoid congestion. ##

For months I've been answering friends questions about the National Folk Festival. Here are my top ten tips for having a great time at the Festival next weekend. Y'all come!

Posted by Chip Berry on Friday, September 4, 2015

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