Friday, August 17, 2012

Folk Fest camper shares what he sees

Moving in to the Philadelphia Folk Festival


Photo Credit: The Reporter, Geoff Patton

UPPER SALFORD — Best friends Sharon Jarrett of West Chester and Bonnie Blacklock of the Florida Keys, both 60, sat inside Jarrett’s blue minivan outside the entrance gate of the Philadelphia Folk Festival’s campground early Thursday morning waiting for their turn to mark their territory.

“We’re just two moms who have been going to this event for years, always having a great time,” said Blacklock.

The duo, as well as 20,000 folk fanatics, are spending the next four days in Upper Salford at Old Pool Farm to attend the 51st annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.

For several hours on Thursday, thousands waited their turn as one by one and car by car, campers headed into the campground area pulling wagons full of weekend essentials — like tents, clothes, food and instruments — through thick and muddy grass to enter the gated grounds.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Let the Folk festivities begin

Photo credit: The Reporter, Photo by Mark C. Psoras

For over a half century, the Philadelphia Folk Festival has taken over the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford for a weekend of worlds best folk artists.

Now in its 51st year, the folk festival will return this weekend (Aug. 17-19) for another year of great music, memories, excitement and more.
Musical acts, which will take over the main, camp and lobby stages, as well as Dulcimer Grove include: Dante Bucci, Karmic Repair Company, Mason Porter, Rev. TJ McGlinchey, Griz, Brother Sun, Dennis Hangey and much more.

If you plan on heading to the Folk Festival this weekend, be sure to tweet or Instagram using the #JRCFolkFest to send us your photos, videos and more.