THE SPOKANE FOLKLORE SOCIETY'S
25th Annual Fall Folk Festival
25 years of celebrating our cultural diversity
By Popular Demand,
2020 Virtual Festival Performances
Extended until Fall 2021
Spokane Fall Folk Festival's 2020 Virtual Festival is still underway. Visit our Performances page to view nearly three dozen acts. Also, check out our Sponsors pages to see which of your neighbors support the Fall Folk Festival. Perhaps you'll want to join them in sponsoring the Festival and donating.
Take your time. There's lots to see. Enjoy!
The setting is changing, but the genres remain the same! The Spokane Fall Folk Festival Steering Committee has decided to bring the 2020 Festival to the safety of everyone’s homes with a virtual program. The Fall Folk Virtual Festival will be available on the radio and on our website.
We are thrilled to announce that Spokane Public Radio (KPBX 91.1 FM) will present a retrospective of their previous Festival Broadcasts from 2000 to 2019 on Saturday, November 14 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, and Sunday, November 15 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
The Virtual Festival will also provide pre-recorded performances of entertainers selected from this year's applicants streamed on our website and Facebook page. We will post details on our website and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Fall-Folk-Festival-Spokane) as they become available.
Moreover, in keeping with our tradition of having vendors at our festivals, this year's Virtual Festival will have a Festival Market Place where you can shop for unique and very special items. The Festival Market Place will appear on our website beginning Saturday, November 14.
While our expenses for the 2020 Virtual Festival will be less than in previous years, we still need your support. We invite you to become a 2020 Friend of the Festival by donating to our Virtual Festival. Click the Donate to Support the Festival button and become a Friend of the Festival. Friends of the Festival will be thanked on the Festival website and in the Spokane Folklore Society’s newsletter.
Check our website periodically for updates on the performers and vendors, and to make a donation.
Finally, please spread the word about the Virtual Festival by telling your friends and family. Recommendations from folks who have attended the Festival are the best publicity we have.
Fast forward to 2021 … the Folk Festival Steering Committee is moving forward with plans for a live Festival to celebrate our 26th Anniversary. We will post updates as details become available.
What is the Fall Folk Festival? Take a look!
Watch KSPS TV's Northwest Profiles Feature on the Fall Folk Festival
It has been a learning experience for the Fall Folk Festival Steering Committee as we put together our first Virtual Festival. The members of the committee have been hard at work for the last 6 months organizing this new type of event.
Committee Members are:
The committee wishes to thank our team of volunteers who assisted with two days of live recording sessions outdoors. Thanks to the sound technicians, Ken Glastre, Pat Cantlon and Rebecca Mosley. Thanks to the videographers, Brendan Biele, Garrin Hertel and Charlie Gurche. Thanks to our greeters, Linda Parman, Dan Fears and Llyn Doremus and to our announcers Kevin Brown, Nora Scott and Sylvia Gobel. Margaret Herron organized lunches and treats.
Special thanks to our production team. Brendan Biele spent many hours editing the videos from the live recording session and the videos sent in by performers. Festival webmaster, Clint Hill, also invested countless hours and took on extra duties necessary to set up a Virtual Festival on our website requiring additional design, programming, technical support, and coordination. We also thank Catherine Hill for her work as quality tester for the website.
Additional thanks to the following individuals: Donna Burt, publicity; Larry Lotz, poster design; Verne Windham and Kathy Sackett, KPBX Festival Rebroadcast; Brad Sondhal, Spokane Folklore Society Website; and Marina Graham, SFS Newsletter editor.