Just down the road in Upper Salford at the Old Pool Farm…

Just down the road in Upper Salford at the Old Pool Farm...

Three days of live music ranging from blues to celtic, gospel to rockabilly, and of course, folk music (defined in more ways than you can imagine) will be heard at the 51st annual Philadelphia Folk Festival (and in the backyards of those living down the road, depending on the direction of the wind) starting today.

Performances on multiple stages begins at 11 a.m. each day, ending at midnight on Friday and Saturday, and at 10 p.m. on Sunday. Good food , great crafts, a kids area (where kids can create their own music and crafts, as well as enjoy puppeteers, jugglers, storytellers and music), and even an area for dancing can be found within the gates of the festival.

Philadelphia Folk Festival, Old Pool Farm, Clemmers Mill Road and Salford Station Road (signs posted from Route 63 near Landis and Route 29 past Perkiomenville). Tickets are $65 on Friday, $89 on Saturday, $79 on Sunday, and $145 for all festival. Youth, ages 12-17 can get in for 50% of adult ticket (if accompanied by an adult). Children under age 12 are free (with adult).

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2 Responses to Just down the road in Upper Salford at the Old Pool Farm…

  1. You can walk along the Perkiomen Trail and catch a glimpse of the festival, and hear some of the music from the Main Stage (if the speakers are loud enough and the wind blows in your direction). The trail runs right between the festival grounds and Perkiomen Creek. The best spots on the trail to start if you are hoping to hear some music this weekend would be from Schwenksville or Spring Mount entrances;
    Spring Mount Trailhead. Limited parking areas in village of Spring Mount, adjacent to Spring Mount Hotel and Foy Park on Main Street.
    Central Perkiomen Valley Park. Trailhead Parking at Plank Road just south of Schwenksville Borough, between Rt. 29 and Rt. 73.

  2. iradiophilly is broadcasting all the acts from the Main Stage of the Philadelphia Folk Festival LIVE this weekend – that’s from 4 – midnight on Saturday, and 4 – 10 p.m. on Sunday at http://www.iRadioPhilly.com/station.php?idStation=28

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