Frequently Asked Questions

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Are There Adequate Provisions for Health and Safety?
Total attendance over the three days of the Festival may approach 20,000 persons. There will be adequate public safety personnel to assure good order and crowd control. A First Aid Station will be set up to handle health emergencies. As is the case throughout the country, a telephone call to 9-1-1 will summon an immediate response.

Is a Full Schedule of Performances Available?
Performance schedules will be available on our Web site in early March.  You'll find it located on the Highlights Page drop down bar as Performance Schedule. Festival-goers are provided with a copy of the complete schedule at the gate.

Can I Bring My Pet?
Pets are not permitted on the Festival grounds. Service animals are always welcome.

Can I Bring a Cooler?
Coolers are welcome at the Festival. However, please keep in mind that it may not be convenient to bring large coolers into the Festival due to the spacious grounds. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Festival.

Where Do I Park?
We recommend you utilize the Festival's north entrance. From the Festival Walk-In Entrance, proceed one mile north on U.S. 41 and turn left at the Florida Folk Festival sign. Golf cart shuttles regularly  make stops in the parking area.  A limited number of VIP Parking Permits are available for purchase at the gate.

What Time Is the Festival Open?
The Festival gates open each day at 8 a.m. Performers go on stage at 10 a.m. Final performances of the day end about 11 p.m.

Should I Bring a Chair?
Many visitors bring their own chairs to the Festival. A limited number of folding chairs are provided for your use at each stage.

Can I Camp at the Festival?
Public camping is not available at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park during the Folk Festival.  We suggest you visit our lodging page for local camping information.

Is There an ATM Available at the Festival?
There is an ATM scheduled to be on the Festival grounds. Checks may be cashed for a fee in White Springs. There is also an ATM in town.

Is the Festival Accessible for the Disabled?
Handicapped parking is provided at the Festival. Accessible restrooms, port-a-lets and shuttle transportation (including a chair lift) are available throughout the Festival site. Paved roadways and sidewalks make the Festival accessible by wheelchair or other approved modes of transportation. Golf carts are not permitted. Please keep in mind that the Festival is an outdoor event. Sign language interpreters are also provided at main stages.

Is the Festival Held on Monday?
No. The Florida Folk Festival is a three-day event beginning Friday and lasting through Sunday evening.

When Is Next Year's Festival?
The Festival is always held the Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding the observed Memorial Day holiday in May.