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NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL 4/20 - 4/22

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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.

  • Participatory Dance - A lot of
    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).
  • Dance performances - Costumed ethnic
    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.

    Food -
    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.

  • Music - Music everywhere! Jam
    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.
  • Crafts
    - Handmade items are for sale in the crafts room. Demonstrations
    of craftsmanship happen frequently. Here's a list
    of the vendors.
     
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  • Bazaar - Books, records, CD's,
    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.
  • Harold Henry March 30, 2012 at 06:16 PM
    Festival Times Friday 7pm–11:30 Doors Open 6pm Sat. Day 10am–5:30pm Doors Open 9am Sat. Eve. 4pm–11:30 Sunday 10am–5:30pm Doors Open 9am
    Harold Henry March 30, 2012 at 06:19 PM
    Mansfield Patch Photos from 2011 Festival http://mansfield-ma.patch.com/articles/new-england-folk-festival-takes-mansfield-by-storm
    Dan Pearl March 30, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    Despite the info in the heading, the event is not FREE. See http://www.neffa.org/prices.html for the real scoop.

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