In our effort to bring art and cultural opportunities to Huntingdon County, the Huntingdon County Arts Council runs three festivals–two music festivals and a fiber festival.

Folk College

Folk College is a fun and friendly weekend of playing and listening to folk music. The festival is held Memorial Day weekend held at Juniata College in Huntingdon.
This year Folk College is May 26-28, 2023.

Folk College brings to Huntingdon some top folk music talent.
This year’s lineup includes host band Simple Gifts, Pittsburgh-based folk/Americana group Buffalo Rose, country blues duo Piedmont Blūz, new old-fashioned duo Resonant Rogues, Celtic duo Rakish, Asia meets Appalachia group Appalasia, and more.

For more information about Folk College, check out the Folk College website.

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering is a wonderful weekend of playing, singing, jamming, dancing, and listening to folk music. There are activities for all levels, from non-musicians to advanced players, and all ages, from mature children through adults, are welcome. Come and enjoy the friendly, relaxed setting at a beautiful state park. Forty-seven different workshops in 8-time slots cover a wide range of musical styles and interests. Enjoy two concerts, a contra and square dance, plus lots of formal and informal opportunities to jam.

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering is held at the beautiful and historic Greenwood Furnace State Park, between Huntingdon and State College.
This year’s festival is September 8-10, 2023.

For more information about Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, check out the Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering website.

Fiber ArtsFest

Fiber ArtsFest is a celebration of the world of fiber that includes classes and a one-day vendor fair. The festival is held in September at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.

This year the festival will be held on September 29 & 30, 2023.

There are classes on a variety of topics, including weaving, quilting, knitting, needle fleeing, appliqué, fabric art, wire wrapping, and knot tying.

Classes are held on Friday and Saturday, September 29 & 30.

The one-day vendor fair is on Saturday, September 30 in Johnson Hall at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.
Various vendors will be on hand, as well as demonstrations throughout the day, and a series of Make & Take Projects for you to try your hand at.

To check out the class schedule and costs and other information about Fiber ArtsFest, check out the Fiber ArtsFest website.

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