“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

Folk Off Winner

Dakota Roots Revival

The Erik Koskinen Band

The Dead Pigeons

Blueberry Buckle

Southern Dakota Band

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank

Dusty Heart

Patty & the Buttons

Hard Travelin’

The Hampden Rounders

Jack Klatt


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 now online with credit card!

Campground Contest

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 receive $35.35 and an original Headley Eyesore artwork signed by Headley himself.

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.

Campground Reservations

Reservations can only be made, 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.