"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
2017 Folk Festival - August 4-6
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!
In the early days of Folk Fest it didn’t 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 awards the victor with a 15-minute set in front of the rowdy Saturday night crowd and before the big closing set. And as if that weren’t enough, our championed troubadour(s) also receives a cash prize!
To register, please send an email which describes your music, along with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Folk Music Contest” in the subject line.
Congratulations to the 2015 Campground Contest winner, Nick Ehrhardt (a.k.a. Shorthand Charlie)! See a list of our previous winners.
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.
2017 Vendor Information Coming Soon!
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