Weekend Festival Policies

Full-time registration includes all meals, workshops, concerts, and dances.  A limited number of registrations are available.  Folklore Village strives to give the most opportunities possible to learn and experience the culture and traditions of our guest artists. We do not offer a spectator fee. If you are on Folklore Village grounds you must pay the admission price. Thank you for supporting our mission!

Registration and Payment Options
Although we encourage full-time registration, we recognize that not all are able to attend full-time.  Please call, or check our website for part-time options.

Payment: We require a minimum 50% payment with registration, which you may do via check or by phoning us with credit card information. We accept online credit card payments via the PayPal and Stripe links at the end of each festival’s registration portal; however, our registration software requires full payment to submit the registration. We cannot accept credit card payments via email. 

Kitchen Scholarships:

It takes a village to pull off our festivals. Be part of the dishwashing crew after each meal for a reduced tuition! Please inquire early and speak with staff.


Other Scholarships:
Festival-specific scholarships may be available. Please consult the webpage for the festival for more information. 

Cancellations & Refunds:
Folklore Village will retain a $20 processing fee up to 2 weeks before the first day of the festival. After that date $20 or 30% of the festival registration fee, whichever is greater, will be non-refundable. There will be no refunds if you cancel less than one week before the first day of the festival; however, you may receive credit for a tax-deductible donation to Folklore Village.

Please note: our cancellation policy for The Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions varies slightly. Please see the Midwinter Festival webpage for specifics.


Bunkhouses: $15 per person per night, within walking distance of Farwell Hall (main activity building) – very rustic, heated, cots provided. Bring your own bedding, pillow, towel, flashlight, etc. Camp-style toilets and hand pump. Men and women are in separate buildings. Limited space. Showers in Farwell Hall.

Tenting: $10 per tent per night, many beautiful sites. No campfires, please.

  *Contact us for  a list of motels in the area.

Enjoy excellent, catered, hearty meals prepared by Red Barn Catering featuring traditional ethnic-themed fare and vegetarian or gluten-free offerings. Please indicate any dietary requirements when you register for the festival. Please contact Folklore Village directly with any questions about the meals or dietary concerns. 

By entering event premises you consent to photography, video and audio recording and its release, publication, and reproduction. If you do not consent you must inform Folklore Village in writing, with a photograph of yourself included, of your desire to not be photographed or recorded.

Folklore Village does not sell alcohol; however you may bring ‘Class B’ beverages (wine, beer) to events as appropriate.

Confirmation email of your registration (and accommodations) will be emailed to you, if we receive your registration at least a week ahead of the starting date of the festival.