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Ferdinand Folk Festival Saturday
Updated September 13, 2018 10:05 AM
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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 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern. Food vendors might stay open later. Times below are subject to change.

Visit for the exciting details of all the events as well as the art, environment, and food booth descriptions, links, etc.

Diamond sponsors for the event are Best Home Furnishings, MasterBrand Cabinets, and NextEra Energy Resources.

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 - 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
  • Noon - 2:00 pm, Lil' Rexing's Animal Petting, by lower shelter house
  • 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 1
  • 0:00 - 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

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