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From October 12-14, 2012, the Richmond Folk Festival will take place on Richmond’s historic riverfront. There’s so much to do at the free festival that you really may need three days to do it.
At the Crafts Marketplace, you’ll find everything from handmade fishing lures and violins to jewelry and home decor crafted by international artisans.
The entertainment lineup runs the gamut–there’ll be performances by Rosanne Cash (singer and songwriter), Lance Lipinsky (rockabilly), Nathan and the Zydeo Cha-chas (Louisiana zydeco), World Fiddle Traditions, Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro (Cuban), Ti-Coca et Wanga-Nègès (Haitian twoubadou), Wang Li (Chinese jaw harp and calabash flute), Benjamin the Juggling Clown (circus arts), & Kiowa/Comanche Drum and Dance to name a few. And there’s a documentary film program in the National Park Service Civil War Visitor Center.
The Richmond Folk Festival spans from 2nd to 7th streets and from Byrd Street to the river, including Brown’s Island, the American Civil War Center at Tredegar, the lawn of the NewMarket Corporation, portions of Federal Reserve parking lots, and Tredegar Street (map of the Richmond Folk Festival).
You’ll find pay parking lots downtown, with fees ranging from $3-$6. Or you can skip the fees, and park free + take a free shuttle to the festival. You have two choices: Spring Rock Green (directly across the street from the old Cloverleaf Mall) & Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (2015 Staples Mill Road). All shuttles will stop at two festival locations: one at 2nd Street and one at 5th Street (parking & shuttle info).
The Richmond Folk Festival will take place from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12; noon-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 13; & noon-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2012.