Festival News

Jane Rothfield clicks her heels while playing fiddle

Posted October 7, 2019

Our 2020 festival will feature a youth festival band, or "Kids' Academy", coordinated by traditional musician Jane Rothfield. Kids 6-16 will learn several traditional tunes by ear and then perform them on the main stage! All instruments and ability levels are welcome. Come to our info session on October 11, or email for more information. Read more...

Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius

Posted October 7, 2019

SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. This fall we'll enjoy concerts by Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr, Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius, Hubby Jenkins and Peter Mulvey. Our World Music & Dance Series is also hosting a Bulgarian Folk Dance workshop with Iliana Bozhanova & Todor Yankov. Read more...

A young woman models a bright green 2019 festival T-shirt.

Posted October 7, 2019

Did you miss out on getting your festival T-shirt? Fear not! You can get one by mail, with FREE shipping. Read more...

The 3 members of the Old Blind Dogs pose on a Scottish moor, in front of a stone fireplace, with lamps and tables as if they were indoors.

Posted August 1, 2019

SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. As summer ends, we'll enjoy two more "Soundwaves" concerts (Justin Angelo Band and Rue de la Pompe) and we'll kick off our new season with Genticorum and the Old Blind Dogs. Our World Music & Dance Series is also hosting an evening of Bulgarian Folk Dancing with Bulgarika. Read more...

Alyssa Arter

Posted July 24, 2019

If you have the swing down in your soul, but are struggling to get it from there to your feet, you have the opportunity of a lifetime at the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival. On Saturday at 12:30, Alyssa Arter, a swing dance instructor and co-owner of Victrola Dance Hall, in York, PA, will be offering workshops in Swing Dance and Cajun Dance, as well as performing with the Ladybirds during the Late Night Festival Club on Saturday. Read more...

A field with a giant waterslide in the foreground, and behind that, several giant inflatable balls that people can tumble around in.

Posted July 14, 2019

Is your family in the mood for adventure during your festival weekend? Roundtop Mountain Adventures, just down the road, is ready for you! Cool off on a giant water slide, fly through the air on ziplines, or test your mettle on a sky-high climbing structure. Pick up a voucher with your festival wristband to get $5 off Saturday or Sunday admission to that part of the resort. Remember to bring swim clothes and strap-on footwear. Read more...

Debbi Kauffmann

Posted July 9, 2019

Singing in a group brings people together around the commonalities of human experience, and the joy found in sharing those experiences with each other. Workshop leader Debbi Kauffmann shares her experience in leading, and being led by, community singing circles. Read more...