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We have been coming to this celebration every year from New Jersey since it was the National and is... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
bobzakhar
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Toms River, New Jersey
Don't miss this amazing party!

Bangor hosts a dance, music, food, fun-filled party every August on the waterfront. Year after year... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
susan t
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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The American Folk Festival brings a range of folk art and performance from traditional cultures around the globe to the Bangor waterfront. With an emphasis on music, dance and storytelling, this free festival makes the most of the magnificent Maine...more
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85 Texas Ave # 305, Bangor, ME 04401-4324
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have been coming to this celebration every year from New Jersey since it was the National and is now AFF. The beautiful weather to the hurricane shortened.Marvelous music for every taste and a sense of community with people proudly wearing our " I KICKED...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Bangor hosts a dance, music, food, fun-filled party every August on the waterfront. Year after year the acts are amazing with a great variety from Haitian music to Western swing to Inuit throat singers. Literally, something for everyone! All just for donations as entrance fees,...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We returned to the American Folk Festival and found we had just as much fun this time around as the last. Great venue, great performers. Just a must do for any New Englander. Super interesting performances by uniquely talented performers. Talented clogger and Cape Breton...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

I've been going every year since Bangor started hosting a folk festival (including the first three National Folk Festivals) and I always have a wonderful time. The quality and variety of the acts and the music are first rate, the crafts and locally-made preserved food...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

I have to every Folk Festival including the national.The music is amazing however the food seems to be the same over the last couple of years. Starting to be boring. They really need to change it up for next year! They also need to bring...More

Thank Lo3rn
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Returned to the Folk Festival for the third year. Enjoyed the food court with a nice variety, and then walked all the way to other end listening to the different entertainers who were playing at the time. Looking forward to coming back again next year.

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is always a great experience. This year it was also complimented by great weather. This venue offers many types of music, many food and craft vendors. It can be an all day affair. Most groups play at different stages during the day. There is...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The American Folk Festival on Bangor's Penobscot River waterfront is a sensational event, With twenty bands, the festival offers a fantastic array of musical diversity. This year we especially enjoyed, African-American Gospel, New Orleans Brass Band, Celtic music from PEI, Sri Lankan dance, western swing,...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

We are coming back next year! Just a great festival with diverse multi-cultural performers from all over the states. Blue grass, Portuguese Fado, Sri Lankan dancers, Cajun, native American hoop dancing, Cuban salsa, gospel, Celtic, and much much more. Local crafts and food. Vendors and...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is a now local tradition that the bangor area has kept going since hosting the National Folk Festival back in 2004. Great acts from all over preform for three days- lots of great food and crafts as well as seminars on anything from basket...More

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