CT Folk Fest & Green Expo. After a two-year hiatus, CT Folk Fest & Green Expo returns to New Haven’s Edgerton Park for best-in-class music, local artisan vendors and the flagship Green Expo. CT Folk is thrilled to expand the Festival to two days across two stages, on September 10 from 11 am to 10 pm, and September 11 from 12 pm to 6 pm. For more information, visit CTFolk.org, Facebook.com/CTFolk, or Instagram.com/CT_Folk. Location: Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St., New Haven, CT. To become a vendor, sponsor or volunteer, email in...@ctfolk.org.
CT Folk unveils a lineup that celebrates headliners Valerie June with direct support The Alpaca Gnomes on Saturday and Oliver Wood with direct support Kaia Kater on Sunday. This diverse lineup delivers something for everyone with Raye Zaragoza, Buffalo Rose, Vance Gilbert, Goodnight Moonshine, Stephen Peter Rodgers, Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise, Jonah Tolchin, Latin Americana, Sarah King, Emery Major, Manny James, w/ special guests ACES Educational Center for the Arts choir rounding out both days
The Green Expo, open from 11am-6:30pm on Saturday and 12pm-4:30pm on Sunday, highlights over 75 handmade artisans and exhibitors and area nonprofits (with discussions facilitated by the new grassroots group, Reimagine New Haven in the Era of Climate Change www.reimaginingnewhaven.org, regarding a Climathon scheduled for October 29 in New Haven). For all families, the Green Kids Village offers all-day workshops including yoga and hula hooping sessions, hands-on projects with EcoWorks, Eli Whitney Museum, Massaro Community Farm and entertainment including Liz McNicholl, Cyril the Sorceror,Infinite Roots Drumming and more. The Green New Haven tent will feature two days of workshops with local organizations, ranging from topics of climate change awareness to spoken word.
Food trucks lineup includes Rasta Rant, Street n’ Savory, Tex Mex Fusion, Rolling Rolls, Cafe Rebelde, Cinnabomb Mini Donut Factory, Everything About Crepes & Creamery & More! Craft Brews sponsored by New England Brewing Company with wine and hard seltzers available. Parking is available on Whitney Avenue and all surrounding streets around Edgerton Park as well as Hamden Hall for the entirety of the weekend. Handicap Parking will be available on Cliff St. and a few spaces at Presbyterian Hall. Carpooling and public transportation is encouraged. There is a $20 suggested donation to support CT Folk’s continued [or continuing] efforts. Proceeds benefit CT Folk’s mission to engage, entertain and inspire through diverse folk music, while helping to foster a more socially just and environmentally sustainable community.