"My wish is that long after I'm gone, people will still gather in this magical place called Newton Hills and celebrate life, nature, and, of course, good music at the Sioux River Folk Festival." -Gaynor Johnson


2019 Folk Festival - August 2-4

See Folk Fest photos by   John Marius Nelson  on flicker

See Folk Fest photos by John Marius Nelson on flicker


 
 

Tickets 

Weekend Pass $35   l   Friday Night Pass $20   l   Saturday all day $25   l   Sunday all day   $5

Tickets available at gate, by mail (weekend pass only) and soon online with credit card!  Children 14 and under FREE!

Schedule (Coming soon!)

Read more about the performers and listen to some clips of our line-up!
We’ll post our press release and brochure here.

Friday, Aug. 2
6:00pm Folk Off Winner
7:00pm
8:15pm
9:30/9:45pm

Saturday, Aug. 3
Workshops 10am - noon (yoga/music/ square dance)
11:00am Square dance on main stage
12:00pm
12:45pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
4:45pm DINNER BREAK & CAMPGROUND CONTEST
5:00pm
5:30pm Campground Contest Winner
7:00pm
8:00pm
9:15pm HOF/Raffle winners/etc.
9:45pm

Sunday, Aug. 4
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm

Campground Contest

In the early days of Folk Fest it didn’t take much time around the campfire to realize that the friends of Friends are a talented bunch. And every year we give acoustic vocal and/or instrumental acts (solo or group) their 15 minutes of fame.

During the Saturday afternoon break, judges will rate the registered acts and award the victor with a 15-minute set right after dinner. And, as if that weren’t enough, our championed troubadour(s) also receives a small cash prize! 

To register, please send an email which describes your music, along with contact information to sdfotm@gmail.com and include “Folk Music Contest” in the subject line. Or you can simply sign up at the festival. 

Campground Reservations

The Sioux River Folk Festival is held at beautiful Newton Hills State Park, south of Canton, SD. 

Reservations can only be made online or toll free, through 1-800-710-CAMP and can be made only 90 days in advance. Call early to reserve your spot. All Camping fees must be paid at the time of your reservation.

Food Vendors

2019 Vendors: Coming soon!

Sponsors

Please let these folks know you appreciate their support for the Folk Festival!

 
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