N.C. Folk Festival Announces 2019 Food Vendors and NC Makers Marketplace Artists
Greensboro, N.C., August 22, 2019 — North Carolina Folk Festival organizers announced 26 food vendors and 55 makers who will participate in the 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival—a free admission, three-day weekend celebration of America’s global roots and heritage in downtown Greensboro, September 6th to September 8th.
This year, Wells Fargo will be sponsoring the NC Maker’s Marketplace, which stretches along N. Elm Street near the Lee Wrangler stage. Several booths will feature artists with a variety of talents—everything from handmade puppets and jewelry to hand-carved spoons and unique pottery is represented. A complete list of makers is available on the Festival’s free mobile app and online at ncfolkfestival.com/makers-marketplace.
“Each year, the N.C. folk Fest features and promotes regional artisans of handcrafted items, and we are thrilled that Wells Fargo is supporting these small business entrepreneurs participating in this year’s NC Makers Marketplace,” says Amy Grossmann, Director of the North Carolina Folk Festival.
In addition to the Maker’s Marketplace, the Festival will feature 26 food providers who will showcase a huge range of culinary delights on site—from barbeque and porterhouse burgers to Asian and Hispanic fare, as well as classic southern festival favorites like sweet tea, kettle and roasted corn, turkey BBQ, and ice cream. There will be a flavor for every palate, and plenty of opportunities for each attendee to try something new.
The wide array of regional and ethinc foods complement the diverse list of world-class performers and styles to be showcased across 5+ outdoor stages—from Bachata and Bluegrass to Country, Early New Orleans Jazz, Southern Soul, Afro-Cuban, Irish, Punjabi, and music from across many other world cultures. While a majority of regionally-based food vendors helps support the local food economy, vendors represent other N.C. communities and traditions as well. A complete list of vendors is available at ncfolkfestival.com/food.
To learn more about the N.C. Folk Festival, please visit ncfolkfest.com. The North Carolina Folk Festival will continue to post updates on its Facebook page (facebook.com/NCFolkFestival), Twitter (twitter.com/NCFolkFestival) and Instagram (instagram.com/ncfolkfestival).
About the 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival: Produced by ArtsGreensboro, in partnership with the City of Greensboro, and presented by TowneBank, the North Carolina Folk Festival is one of the fastest-growing destination events in the Southeast, attracting over 150,000 people from across the U.S. to downtown Greensboro for an estimated economic impact of $15 million for each festival weekend. This year’s festival, on September 6, 7, and 8, continues as the FREE three-day event that got its start as the National Folk Festival, which was held in Greensboro from 2015–2017. In the tradition of “The National,” the North Carolina Folk Festival features performing groups representing a diverse array of cultural traditions from around the world on multiple stages, including continuous music and dance performances, a North Carolina Folklife Area featuring ongoing demonstrations, an interactive Family Area, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods, festival merchandise and more. Additional information is available at www.ncfolkfestival.com.