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CT Folk Festival & Green Expo Returns in September

On September 7, from 11am to 10pm, the CT Folk Festival & Green Expo presents their annual free festival of live music, handmade artisans, food trucks, children’s activities and “green” workshops at New Haven’s Edgerton Park. This is the expo’s 27th year.

Festival directors, Nicole Mikula and Michael Skrtic, alongside the CT Folk Board of Directors, unveil an outrageous music lineup that includes Donna The Buffalo, with direct support from Birds of Chicago. Ghost of Paul Revere, Amythyst Kiah, Jim Allyn Band, Quarter Horse, Susan Cattaneo and Professors round out the lineup as well. Also, the Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition highlighting Stan Sullivan, Monica Rizzio, Nick Depuy, Sharon Goldman and Margo Hennebach will kick off the day. 

The Green Expo, open from 11am to 6pm, highlights over 50 exhibitors that include handmade artisans and exhibitors with innovative ideas and products for sustainable lifestyles. Our Green New Haven tent will feature environmental organizations who will each offer a workshop and a Farmers Market from New Britain ROOTS. 

For families, the Green Kids Village offers a fun-filled day including interactive drumming with Infinite Roots, hula hooping with BringtheHoopla and children’s yoga with Full of Joy Yoga. There will also be interactive workshops all day with Cyril the Sorceror, cooking demos with My City Kitchen, Songwriting Workshop with Dick Neal, recycled art projects with EcoWorks and activities with Common Ground and Massaro Farm. 

CT Folk Festival offers a craft beer (New England Brewing Company) and wine garden. 

There is a $10 suggested donation to support CT Folk’s continued efforts. Proceeds benefit CT Folk’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable community.

There is parking on the streets surrounding Edgerton Park. There are no vehicles allowed in the park, except for those using the limited number of Americans with Disabilities Act parking spaces. These spaces are available on a “first-come” basis.

For more information, visit or  Location: Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St, New Haven.

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