On Saturday, September 7, from 11am to 10pm, the CT Folk Fest & Green Expo presents their annual free festival of live music, handmade artisans, food trucks, children’s activities and "green" workshops at New Haven’s beautiful Edgerton Park.
Festival director, Nicole Mikula, along with the CT Folk Board of Directors, unveil an incredibly unique musical lineup headlined by Donna The Buffalo and Birds of Chicago. Ghost of Paul Revere, Amythyst Kiah, Jim Allyn Band, Quarter Horse, Susan Cattaneo and Christine Sweeney round out the lineup. The Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition will kick off the day and highlights Stan Sullivan, Monica Rizzio, Nick Depuy, Sharon Goldman, and Margo Hennebach.
The Green Expo, open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., highlights over 50 exhibitors that include handmade artisans, as well as exhibitors with innovative ideas and products for sustainable lifestyles. The CT Grown Workshop Tent will feature 8 local organizations who will each offer a workshop throughout the day and a Farmers Market from New Britain ROOTS.
For all families, the Green Kids Village offers a fun-filled day including interactive drumming with Infinite Roots, hula hooping with BringtheHoopla, children’s yoga with Full of Joy Yoga. There will also be interactive workshops all day with Cyril the Sorceror, cooking demos with My City Kitchen, Songwriting Workshop with Dick Neal, recycled art projects with EcoWorks and activities with Common Ground and Massaro Farm. Le Petite Studio with Toto will offer a fun and immersive theater experience for our older budding dramatists!
CT Folk Fest will provide a craft beer garden sponsored by New England Brewing Company as well as wine. Delicious local food trucks include Lalibella, Lobster Hut, Ben & Jerry’s & more!
Now in its 27th year, The CT Folk Fest & Green Expo has organically grown into Connecticut’s leading folk festivals as well as presenting the largest Green Expo in the state. The festival has earned its reputation by attracting premier talent across all mediums to provide a landscape meant to please all the senses. The festival’s mixture of arts, cuisine and culture proves there is something for everyone.
There is a $10 suggested donation to support CT Folk’s continued efforts. Proceeds benefit CT Folk’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable community.
There is parking on the streets surrounding Edgerton Park. No vehicles are allowed in the park during the festival and expo, except for people using the limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces. These spaces are available on a “first-come” basis.