The first Northern Appalachian Folk Festival will be held in downtown Indiana, Pa., on September 6–7, 2013. It will feature the work of artists, craftspeople, and musical performers and will include films, educational workshops, art exhibitions, food vendors, excursions, and theater performances at numerous venues throughout the downtown area.
The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music, art, folkways, and other forms of cultural expression of the citizenry living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region.
Sponsors of the event include the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, Downtown Indiana, the Indiana PA Arts Council, the Artists Hand Art Gallery, the Evergreen Conservancy, the Indiana County Office on Tourism, and the Indiana Theater.
For more information about the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, call Jim Dougherty at 724-357-2734, 724-840-3002 or go to the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival website.