Date: Jul-31-2009 - Aug-02-2009
Location/Sponsor: Kingsland Bay State Park - Ferrisburgh
Category: Art and Music

About the Event:

The Champlain Valley Folk Festival celebrates the cultural heritage of the Lake Champlain region with a family-friendly weekend at beautiful Kingsland Bay Park featuring music performances at six stages and a fully-programmed dance stage. Artists from the Yankee, Irish, Native American and French-Canadian traditions are joined by performers from the American folk and world music communities and by international craft and food vendors. A children's tent presents special performances for younger audiences, an outdoor stage by the shore of the lake allows festival-goers to swim while they listen, and nearby camping is available.

The Champlain Valley Folk Festival receives regular support from the Quebec Government and the Canadian Consulate (Boston) to program leading traditional artists from Quebec, as well as elsewhere in Atlantic Canada. In addition, the Festival presents artists from other cultural traditions such as the music and dance of the ethnic and national communities that have lately established a significant presence in the Champlain Valley region, such as the Bosnians and the Sudanese.


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