EVENT DETAILS: 9th Annual Ferdinand Folk Festival Saturday at 18th Street Park

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FERDINAND -- The ninth annual Ferdinand Folk Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 15, in 18th Street Park, is a free, family and environmentally-friendly event offering a full day of diverse, original music. Many fun, nature, music, and wellness activities for children and adults are provided to promote healthy communities. 

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket for a relaxing day on the huge, sweeping lawn and mark your must-do events from these schedules. 

In addition to the many concerts and activities listed below, the fest offers dozens of vibrant ART, ENVIRONMENT / WELLNESS, and FOOD BOOTHS in the MARKET AREA — the shaded area south of the main lawn, from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm Eastern. 

Food vendors might stay open later. Times below are subject to change. Visit www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com for the exciting details of all the events as well as the art, environment, and food booth descriptions, links, etc.

Music Schedule 

All times are Eastern.

10:00 – 10:45 am, Kaitlin and Charles Klein, Kyana Woodstock Market Stage 

11:00 – 11:45 am, Regional Singer-songwriters, featuring Douglas Haines, Kriss Luckett, Jacob McDaniel, Clayton Schroeder, The Strings of Indian Creek, David Wayne, Anna Wrasse, Greg Ziesemer, NextEra Energy Main Stage 

11:30 – 11:45 am, Kriss Luckett, Kyana Woodstock Market Stage 

11:45 – 12:00 noon, Greg Ziesemer, Kyana Woodstock Market Stage 

12:00 – 12:30 pm, Brother, Son, NextEra Energy Main Stage 

12:30 – 12:45 pm, Douglas Haines, Kyana Woodstock Market Stage

12:45 – 1:30 pm, Zion, NextEra Energy Main Stage 

1:30 – 1:45 pm, Clayton Schroeder, Kyana Woodstock Market Stage 

1:45 – 2:45 pm, Bridge 19, NextEra Energy Main Stage

2:45 – 3:00 pm, Jacob McDaniel, Kyana Woodstock Market Stage 

3:00 – 4:00 pm, Heather Maloney, NextEra Energy Main Stage

4:00 – 4:15 pm, Children’s “Animal Parade” and Music, Kyana Woodstock Market Stage 

4:15 – 5:30 pm, Appalatin, NextEra Energy Main Stage 

5:30 – 5:45 pm, David Wayne, Kyana Woodstock Market Stage

5:45 – 7:00 pm, The Last Revel, NextEra Energy Main Stage 

7:30 – 9:00 pm, Dar Williams, NextEra Energy Main Stage

Children’s Activities presented by MasterBrand Cabinets 

All times are Eastern. 

All day, Big Bounce Fun House Play Town, softball diamond outfield All day, Children’s Dream Wall, lower shelter house All day, Children’s Playground and New Musical Park, east of market area 

11:00 – 11:45 am, Yoga for Kids, shaded area northeast and above market 

12 noon – 2:00 pm, Lil’ Rexing’s Animal Petting, by lower shelter house 

12 noon – 12:30 pm, Harmony by Hand, interactive storytelling, Susan Fowler, lower shelter 

12:45 – 1:15 pm, Harmony by Hand, interactive storytelling, Susan Fowler, lower shelter house 

1:30 – 2:10 pm, "We Don't Want to Live on the Moon" Children’s Concert, by Kaitlin (Emmert) and Charles Klein, lower shelter house 

2:15 – 3:00 pm, Drum Circle, Workshop, by reggae artist Zion, lower shelter house 

3:00 – 3:45 pm Music Workshop: Handmade Drums, Animal Parade, by Kelsey Lee, lower shelter house

3:45 – 4:15 pm, Kids’ Animal and Music Parade, from lower shelter house through market area, ending with an informal concert at the market stage at about 

4:00 4:00 – 4:40 pm, Strings, Inc., Violin Concert and Instrument Interaction, lower shelter house 

4:45 – 5:30 pm, The Talon Trust, with Live Raptors, lower shelter house

All Ages Activities, Demonstrations, Workshop
All times are Eastern.

All day, Tesla and Eco-friendly Car Exhibit, near market stage
All day, Dubois County Humane Society Community Meet and Greet, throughout park
All day, Renewable Energy Puppets, throughout park
All day, Music Jam Session, upper shelterhouse

10:00 – 10:45 am, Yoga for Teens and Adults, lawn above market stage
10:00 – 10:45 am, Tai Chi, lawn above market stage
1:00 – 5:00 pm, Turners Circus Aerial Dancers, near merch tent
4:00 – 4:45 pm, Songwriters’ Circle, upper shelterhouse
Tent Talks, under blue tents east of playground
These fun and educational talks/discussions, inspired by the popular TED Talks, are free and open to all ages.
All times are Eastern.
1:00 – 1:45 pm
North Tent — Discovering and Understanding Benefits of Hemp Products, Becky Schnur
South Tent — Benefits of Beekeeping and Local Honey, Doug Winchell
Shaded yoga area above market — Tai Chi: Sevenfold Path to Healthier Living, Vanessa Hurst
2:00 – 2:45 pm
North Tent — No Coal-to-Diesel Facts and Updates, Mary Hess and friends
South Tent — Alpaca: From Wool to Yarn, Kristin Ems
3:00 – 3:45 pm
North Tent — Getting to Know the Dubois County Humane Society, Ashley Perko
Near Market Stage — Fun Facts about the Tesla Model 3, Ryan Zaricki
4:00 - 4:45 pm ET
North Tent — Bicycling across the US, Danny Schnell