Spokane Folklore Society  Fall Folk Festival Index
Our new special Festival webpage
at spokanefolkfestival.org

Follow this link to our festival photo archives

Spokane Folklore Society
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141  

Webmaster: Brad Sondahl
Email the webmaster with additions, corrections, and kind words

Festival History

A Little Festival History:

The first Fall Folk Festival which took place in 1996 was planned and organized by Vicki Ball, Carla Carnegie, Dave Noble, and Leone Peterson. It was held at the Unitarian Church with about a dozen performing groups. In spite of the unexpected “Ice Storm” 350 people attended the festival. During the next few years the festival grew so rapidly that it outgrew the Unitarian Church and moved to Glover Middle School until it outgrew the space available there.

Now the Festival fills Spokane Community College, showcases about 85 performing groups and attracts 7500 attendees. In 2005 the festival expanded to include both Saturday and Sundays Thanks to the original founders and their vision. become what it is today.  The Festival is made possible by hundreds of volunteers and performers who donate their time and energy to make this festival a success and to folks who donate money and/or services.

Return to the main SFS index