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Spokane Folklore Society
Answer Phone: (509) 598-9111.
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141
Questions about the folklore society?
email myspokanefolklore@gmail.com
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Performers' Referral List:
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Support our Business Members:

Kit "KayCee"Brennick, State Farm Insurance
4407 N Division St, Suite 610
Spokane, WA 99207
Bus: 509-483-5540 Fax: 509-592-2098
kit@kitbrennick.com

CHallanger Coaching   Specializing in “Helping Women Get Out of Their Heads and into Action” since 2001.

 Kay Rowley, Rowley Rentals, LLC


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FFF Now Accepting Performer Applications
Applications for the 2017 Fall Folk Festival are due July 1.
The Festival will take place on November 11 and 12 at Spokane Community College. Applications are available on the website at www.spokanefolkfestival.org, or call 509 828-3683 to request one.

Become a Friend of the Fall Folk Festival
The fundraising campaign for our 22nd annual festival is underway. We invite you to become a “Friend of the Festival” by donating funds to help with festival expenses.
Any amount of money you can donate, small or large, will be appreciated. Just fill out the form included in your newsletter and send it along with your donation. The form is also available on our website www.spokanefolkfestival.org Please consider us for possible employer matching funds.

More on FFF
We will be calling SFS members in July to remind you of the wonderful mission of the Fall Folk Festival and  our donor campaign.   We won’t call you if you’ve already contributed.
If you know of other community members or businesses that we could contact for donations please let us know. We will send them a brochure, which outlines opportunities to become a Donor or Sponsor. Please call  828-3683. or check out our website: www.spokanefolkfestival.org.

Barn Dance on June 10 to benefit Meadowbrook Hall. Live music with Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots, Emily Faulkner calling. Raffle, cake-walk, dessert pot-luck, coffee, tea, lemonade. 6-9 pm at Meadowbrook Hall, 8088 Meadowbrook Loop, CdA. All dances taught and called. For more information please call 208-416-1534.


Jewel Lake Barn Dance:
Sunday, July 16th, an Old Time Square and Contra Dance will close out the Hoodoo Valley Hoedowners 28th Annual Jamboree. Out of the Wood will be playing, Jeff Marsan calling Old Time Squares, Emily Faulkner calling Contras. Approximately 12:30-4 pm. $7. Check out the Hoedowners Facebook page or call Penny Goodman at 208-946-0741 for more information. The location is superb, upstairs in an ample old barn converted to dance hall, at 3056 Jewel Lake Road, Sagle, ID 83860. 

Lady of the Lake Music and Dance Camp June 18-24
On the scenic shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho, lies the ideal location for the Lady of the Lake Music and Dance Camp. Come join us at Camp N-Sid-Sen, an idyllic 257 acres of tall pine and fir forest. There is nearly a mile of lake shore, hiking trails, boats and beach. The camp has a beautiful new dance hall, multiple workshop sites, clean, tidy cabins, delicious food and more.
The daily schedule includes:
2 Contra dances
2 English Country dances (ECD)
Singing workshop
Story Telling workshop
2 Callers’ workshops – contra w/Seth, ECD w/ Kalia
2 Dance band / Instrument workshops
Old time & Swing Fiddle and Guitar
2 squares/contras/and other formations
A Band Scramble / Camper Band slot
Rendezvous/Cookout/Camper night

..and that’s just during the day.
Every evening 8 – 11:15 p.m. CONTRA DANCING !!!!! (with a few squares)
One evening: a set of ECD opposite squares
One evening: late night swing dancing


Slow Jam
Meets on Sunday, May 14, at KayCee Brennick’s home. Contact her at (509) 994-0639 or kbrennick@comcast.net for information. We have dropped the potluck and now play from 6-8 pm, focusing on the tunes for the next jam band dance. Come and join us for tons of fun!

A Call for Artwork


The Spokane Folklore Society is looking for a graphic image to use on the programs, posters, t-shirts and buttons for their annual Fall Folk Festival in November 2017. We expect that one image or portion of the image, with possible variation, will be used on all four items with differences in the text overlay.

We are sponsoring a contest, open to all, for this design. Winner will receive $150 and be acknowledged on the posters and in the program for their contribution.

The selected image will become the property of the Spokane Folklore Society and portions may be used independently for the different applications.


The Spokane Folklore Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the folk art traditions in the Spokane area. The Fall Folk Festival is a two-day, free, community event that showcases the diversity of local talent, including musicians, dancers, and craftspeople.

The image should reflect that mission.


Parameters for the design are as follows:


  • The size of the poster is 11”wide x 17” tall.

  • The size of the program cover is 10” wide x 12” tall.

  • The T-shirt design will cover the front or back of a t-shirt.

  • T-shirts will be bright or dark colors, not pastel, gray or white. We will be looking for a design that will work well with that.

  • In addition, small portions of the design may be used as an image on buttons to be sold as a fundraiser at the festival. The artist will not be responsible for this, nor for the text overlay, although his/her input is welcome.


Images should be submitted as digital files. Once an image is selected, it is expected that the SFS will take possession of the original artwork and assume exclusive rights to the artwork and derivatives.

Individual artists may submit more than one image for consideration.


Pictures and descriptions of past festivals and festival artwork can be found on our website.

Previous T-shirts can be found at: www.spokanefolkfestival.org/festival-t-shirt-archive.html.

Previous posters are at: www.spokanefolkfestival.org/poster-archive.html


In the past the poster and the program have been designed independently of the t-shirts. This year we hope to use the same or similar images on all of the Fall Folk Festival products. In order to do this, the image may be re-sized, portions may be omitted, or only small portions may be used.


Submissions must be received by: Monday, July 31, 2017

Submissions should be sent to: fallfolkfestival@moxee.com

Submissions may be in PNG, JPEG, PDF, or TIFF format with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI or above.


For further information, call (509) 828-3683 or email: fallfolkfestival@moxee.com