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All times listed below are Eastern.

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The 13th annual Ferdinand Folk Festival, on Saturday, Sept.16, at 18th Street Park, is a free, family and environmentally-friendly event

offering a full day of diverse, original music. Many fun, nature, music, and wellness activities for children and adults are also provided to promote healthy communities. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket for a relaxing day on the huge, sweeping lawn, and mark your must-do events from these schedules.


In addition to the many concerts and activities listed below, the fest offers dozens of vibrant ART, ENVIRONMENT / WELLNESS, and FOOD BOOTHS in the MARKET AREA — the shaded area south of the main lawn, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern. Food vendors might stay open later. All times are Eastern; times below are subject to change.

Our Diamond sponsors are Best Home Furnishings, MasterBrand Cabinets and NextEra Energy Resources. See below for the full list of sponsors who help to keep the Folk Fest free.

Main Stage

NextEra Energy Main Stage

Noon -12:30 pm  The BurmaShavers 

12:45 - 1:30 pm   Will Scott 

1:45 - 2:45 pm   Shawn Mayer

3:00 - 4:00 pm   March to August 

4:15 - 5:30 pm   Jack Schneider 

5:45 -7:00 pm   Sway Wild

7:30 - 9:00 pm   Mipso

Market Stage

Kyana Woodstock Market Stage
(between Main Stage sets)

11:30 – 12:00 pm   Kris Lasher w/ Phil Hipskind

12:30 - 12:45 pm   Kris Lasher w/ Phil Hipskind

1:30 - 1:45 pm   Mady Neukam

2:45 - 3:00 pm   Mady Neukam

4:00 - 4:15 pm   The Hammer & the Hatchet

5:30 - 5:45 pm   The Hammer & the Hatchet

Children’s Activities presented by
MasterBrand Cabinets

All times are Eastern.

All Day: Strings, Inc. Instrument Handling & Interaction, market area

All Day: Jumping Jacks Entertainment, softball diamond outfield

All Day: Playground and Musical Park, east of market area

All Day: Psi Iota Xi Sorority Crafts for Children, near lower shelter house


Noon - 12:30 pm:  Children’s Yoga Session with Amanda Gamble, lower shelter house

12:45 - 1:45 pm: Patoka River Strummers, lower shelter house 

2:00 - 2:45 pm:  The Hammer and The Hatchet lower shelter house

3:00 - 4:00pm:  The Talon Trust, around lower shelter house

4:15 - 5:30pm:  Non and Pop Balloons, lower shelter house

5:30 - 6:00 pm:  Strings, Incorporated Violin Concert, lower shelter house

Children's Activities

All-Ages Activities, Workshops, Features

All times are Eastern.

All Day: Dubois County Humane Society Meet & Greet, market area and throughout park  

All Day, Mainland Ukes, tent in art market

All Day: Beautiful Nature Trails & Disc Golf Course, south of festival area 


10:00 - 10:45 am:  Morning Flow Yoga (teens + adults), by Amanda Gamble of Firehorse Yoga, hillside above main stage

1:00-1:30: "Why Didn't I Play the Ukulele Before Now?" workshop by Thom Pallozola, market area

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Kris Lasher, The Song Inside You, singer-songwriter workshop, upper shelter house

2:30 - 3:45 pm: Jan Bell, Songwriting Workshop, upper shelter house

4:00 - 5:00 pm:  Meet & Greet The Talon Trust, Live Birds of Prey, green tent in market area

All-Ages Activities

2023 Ferdinand Folk Fest Sponsors


Best Home Furnishings – Co-Presenting Sponsor

MasterBrand Cabinets – Co-Presenting Sponsor

NextEra Energy Resources – Sponsor of Main Stage



Kyana Woodstock – Sponsor of Market Stage

Dubois County Visitor’s Center & Tourism Commission



German American Bank

Access Storage Now!

Farbest Foods

Old National Bank

Ferdinand Community Center

Branded By Woods




Universal Design Associates

Jasper Engines & Transmissions

MOM Water

Uebelhor & Sons – Chevy Cadillac Toyota

Kimball International

Kimball Electronics

Psi Iota Xi

Ferdinand Farmers Mutual Insurance

OEEC/Friends of Ferdinand

Webb Wheel

Ferdinand Processing/Liberty Safes of Ferdinand



Dubois County Tire & Supply

Pro-Rehab of Ferdinand


St. Benedict’s Brew Works

Universal Package



Pund P/H/AC

Jasper Group

Ackerman Oil Company


Bob’s Liquors



Town of Ferdinand

Ferdinand News

DC Broadcasting  – 101 Country WBDC

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