Lake County Folk Festival
20th Annual Lake County Folk Festival
October 14th and 15th, 2017
Historic Downtown Eustis, FL and Ferran Park on Lake Eustis
Folk Fun, Family and it’s Free! The Annual Lake County Folk Festival celebrates its 20th year October 14th and 15th, with musicians, crafters, artists and food vendors, all converging in Historic Downtown Eustis and beautiful Ferran Park on Lake Eustis. This family oriented musical event is the longest running FREE folk festival in the state of Florida providing a truly unique cultural and musical experience for all ages. http://lakecountyfolkfest.org/
Nine different venues throughout the downtown and lake front provide the setting for 64 performing groups with more than 150 musicians. They will be performing a variety of musical styles: including Original, Americana, Traditional and Vintage Folk, Blues, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Gospel with some Oldies thrown in.
Sit in the shade at the historic Alice B. McClellen Band Shell in the park, visit in the cool comfort of Bay Street Theater, Lake Eustis Museum of Art or check out the other venues, which may be your favorite restaurant..
Bring your instrument and jam along at the jam tents. Want to try your hand at song writing? Write a song for the “Funniest Folk Song” contest, Competition is Sunday 10:00 AM. Information and applications are available on the website. Last festivals winner - Brian Darby “Talkin’ Senior Moment Blues”
The children’s area in the park at the gazebo offers special projects for children; including all day free craft projects, games and contests and the Eustis playground. All venues are children friendly and all music is appropriate for all listeners. There will be some musicians playing songs for children at the gazebo.
Food vendors will be offering their specialties on Ferran Park drive where you can listen to music at the band shell. Several local food establishments will also be venues for music, so grab a bite to eat or just sit and listen.
Art, craft and general merchandise vendors are located within Ferran Park. Unique items include handmade jewelry, soaps, jams, honey, clothing and paintings by featured artist Ernest M Lee are just a few of the vendors.