Last year, more than 125,000 people attended the Richmond Folk Festival. This year’s jam-packed lineup is expected to draw even more.A very popular autumn festival every year, the Richmond Folk Festival celebrates the rich and diverse history of American culture through music and dance performances, storytelling, and food traditions that have been passed down through generations. WHEN: Fri., Oct. 13 -- 6–10 p.m. | Sat., Oct. 14 -- 12–9:30 p.m. | Sun., Oct. 15 -- 12–6 p.m. WHERE: Browns Island (downtown riverfront) | S. 7th St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Shuttle and parking information) COST: FREE [caption id="attachment_3390" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Courtesy of Richmond Folk Festival[/caption] Voted for several years as Richmond's best music festival, the Richmond Folk Festival has become one of Virginia's largest and most beloved events -- and admission is free!
In addition to wonderful live music and dance performances by soulful artists from all over the world, the Richmond Folk Festival also puts on a free film series, which will screen over 20 documentaries (mostly concerning nature and wildlife). The festival's dense programming schedule also includes nine different cooking demonstrations by expert chefs in a variety of cuisines, as well as multiple artists and exhibitors and a family stage with events that will appeal especially to families with small children. Many events will occur at the same time, so look at the schedule and plan your visit in advance! [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="3395,3391"] For more information on the amazing artist lineup, available food, and other festival events, check out the festival's website! Have you been to this festival? What are most looking forward to? Weigh in below!