Did I mention it was free?
For more info on who is playing among other things, check out the Folk Fest website. Seriously, I didn’t attend my first few years living in the area, and when I did, I was kicking myself that I’d been so stupid for missing it.
Also, you might get to see me running around with a video camera for LTC (Lowell Telecommunication) covering the event, so maybe you could even get your 15 minutes of (cable access) fame!
Another super cool aspect of this Festival is the ZERO WASTE policy. They require all venders to sell food using compostable utensils and plates, and recycling bins are EVERYwhere. The Festival takes all the compostable material and yes, composts it. The next year they then give away little bags of compost as a reminder about their program and an educational tool. Talk about feeling good about your carbon foot print!
Take the Lowell line from Boston and you’ve got yourself a wonderful, GREEN staycation event to share with your friends and family.
Hope to see you there!