48th Annual Fox Valley Folk & Storytelling Festival

2024 Date: Sunday, Sept. 1 & Monday, Sept. 2
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm each day (Sunday until 9pm with barn dance and spine-tingling tales)
Location: Island Park
Minimum suggested daily admission donation

Fox Valley Folk Music Festival Logo 2023

For nearly 50 years, the Fox Valley Folklore Society, has been bringing local, national, and international talent to the Western Suburbs and this year’s Festival promises the same!!  Bask in the glory of the last summer holiday weekend listening to live music and storytelling with 17 Featured Performers and other local and regional artists. Six stages run continuously, with choices of mini-concerts and topical stages, storytelling, and hands-on workshops, as well as a Kids Zone with music and craft activities that is co-sponsored with American Science and Surplus. Stroll through the arts and crafts area and bring your instrument to play along at some jams.  Twirl at the old-fashioned Barn Dance then thrill to some spine-tingling tales as the crickets and train whistles blow through the dark. Join us on Labor Day Sunday and Monday for a weekend full of fun for the whole family!  

SIX stages of live music and storytelling featuring local, national, and international performers plus Kid’s Zone Music and Crafts Area! Plus…

  • Hands-On Workshops
  • Folk Dance Workshops
  • Music Jams and Sings
  • Arts and Crafts Vendors
  • Food Vendors

Suggested donation: $35/ Individual, $20/ Teens & Seniors, Family & Weekend rates available. All ages welcome!

Featured Performers:
Bob Bovee
Margaret Burk
Debra Cowan
Sara Grey
Donna Herula
Connie Kaldor
Oba William King
Kray Van Kirk
Crys Matthews
Mustard’s Retreat
Sam Robbins
Spencer and Rains
Steam Machine
Chris Vallillo
Jack Williams
Mark Dvorak (Monday Only)
February Sky (Monday Only)


Fox Valley Folklore Society and the Geneva Park District