“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!


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 receives a cash prize!

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.

Congratulations to the 2015 Campground Contest winner, Nick Ehrhardt (a.k.a. Shorthand Charlie)!

Food Vendors

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