Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Florida Folk Festival

Are there adequate provisions for health and safety?

Total attendance over the three days of the festival may approach 20,000 attendees. There will be adequate public safety personnel to ensure 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 911 will summon an immediate response.

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.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds. Service animals are always welcome. 

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 a full schedule of performances available?

Performance schedules will be available on our website in early March. 

Festival-goers are provided with a copy of the complete schedule at the gate.

Is the festival accessible for people with disabilities?

Handicapped parking is available 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. Please keep in mind that the festival is an outdoor event.

  • Golf carts are not permitted.
  • Sign language interpreters are 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.

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 White Springs.

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. 

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.

When is next year's festival?

The festival is always held the Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding the observed Memorial Day holiday in May.

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.