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NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL 4/20 - 4/22
NOTE: Ticket prices vary by session and membership. Be sure to check pricing at http://tickets.neffa.org/
The New England Folk Festival is a fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
The 2012 Festival, our 68th annual Festival, is to be held
on April 20-22, 2012.
contra and traditional
square dancing, International Folk Dancing, dancing from specific regions,
couple dancing, swing dancing, clogging, etc. All levels of expertise are
featured. Particular favorites are the contra dance medleys, originated at the
NEFFA Festival (we believe).
performing groups have been a part of NEFFA since the beginning. About a dozen
morris teams dance
outside the High School the day on Saturday and Sunday -- a welcoming sight to
new and returning Festival-goers alike.
About a dozen or so booths serve food from all nations. The food is very
good. Prices vary from "Good Value" to "Expensive" (but a good value,
compared to restaurants). Come hungry! Breakfast foods are available Saturday
and Sunday AM. Here's a list of the vendors.
sessions in the halls, instrument workshop sessions, performances of folk music,
singing...turn the corner and more music greets your ears. Bring your
instruments! Free instrument checking is provided (but no overnight storage).
Practice rooms in the Middle School will be available on a sign-up basis for
rehearsals and jam sessions.
- Handmade items are for sale in the crafts room. Demonstrations
of craftsmanship happen frequently. Here's a list
of the vendors.
clothing, etc. all for sale in the Bazaar area in the corridors. The Performer
Sales Table has items for sale by NEFFA performers; NEFFA souvenirs are on sale here. Here's a list of the vendors.
More About Mansfield High School
Home of the Mansfield Hornets, the green and white spirit of the school can be seen and felt far from the physical confines of the school building. From student volunteers who contribute in both local and global ventures, to the award-winning Math Team and the Division II 2010 Superbowl champions, these vibrant, active students are represented in dozens of ventures in the local community and beyond. According to Principal Joseph Maruszczak, "Mansfield High School has an outstanding balance of excellence. Our kids perform well academically, athletically and socially, as measured by the participation rates in both extra and co-curricular activities. (We have) invested parents and community and an outstanding staff that supports our students so that they may be successful."