Columbus Folk Music Society

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FAST FACTS Twenty-seventh annual

Central Ohio Folk Festival

Roots, acoustic music at its best!


MAY 4 & 5, 2024 (first full weekend in May)


Location –– HIGHBANKS METRO PARK  (Big Meadows area)

9466 Columbus Pike (Rt 23N), Lewis Center, OH 

Produced by –– The Columbus Folk Music Society in cooperation with The Metro Parks. Co-sponsored by WCBE 90.5 FM


Multiple activities –– A fun-filled and family friendly event that includes: a Saturday night Headliner concert with The Arcadian Wild, 3 performing stages, 30+ music workshops (all levels), dedicated Old-time, Folk/Folk-Mix and Bluegrass Jam Tents and a Jam Tent dedicated purely to song. Other events include:  kids’ music and crafts, young adult offerings, community song, food service, beer garden, Festival Store, Heart BeatTM Drum Circle(s), and more!


Donation tents are at the entrance. Your generous $$ support makes all of this possible! The event draws roughly 11,000 folks over the 2 day weekend.


Founded in 1997, the festival seeks to promote various forms of folk/acoustic/roots music AND to make folk arts accessible to the public.  Our festival is run and staffed entirely by volunteers. Visit: for more information, especially as the event draws closer.

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