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2017 Schedule of Events

The eighth annual Ferdinand Folk Festival, Saturday, September 16, 2017, will have food, artisan vendors, and educational booths open from 11:30 am to approximately 6:00 pm.  All times are EASTERN. 


11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Area Singer-Songwriter Showcase featuring Tonya Buckler, Eddie Burch with Rick Burch, Joel Curtis, Matt Colson, Toby Ellis, Hayley Payne, Clayton Schroeder, Steven Wagler, Art the Dude, Anna Wrasse – NextEra Energy Main Stage

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm: Toby Ellis and Matt Colson – Kyana Woodstock Market Stage

12:30 – 1:00 pm: Carrie Lyn and the String Getup – NextEra Energy Main Stage

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Anna Wrasse, Tonya Buckler – Kyana Woodstock Market Stage

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Southern Sirens – NextEra Energy Main Stage

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Eddie Burch and Rick Burch, Joel Curtis – Kyana Woodstock Market Stage

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Jeffrey Martin – NextEra Energy Main Stage

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Hayley Payne, Steven Wagler – Kyana Woodstock Market Stage

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Tim Grimm and the Family Band – NextEra Energy Main Stage

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Clayton Schroeder, Art the Dude – Kyana Woodstock Market Stage

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm: Rachael Davis – NextEra Energy Main Stage

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm: Singer-Songwriter Ensemble – Kyana Woodstock Market Stage

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Justin Johnson – NextEra Energy Main Stage

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Joshua Davis – presented by MasterBrand Cabinets - NextEra Main Stage

Children’s Programs, presented by MasterBrand Cabinets

All Day: Big Bounce Fun House Play Town, softball diamond outfield

All Day: Children's Dream Wall, lower shelterhouse

All Day: Stir-N-Up Hope Pony Rides, south side of the lower shelter house


Noon – 12:30 pm: "Big Bear Hug" Live Theatre (Project ACORN), lower shelter house

12:30 – 1:15 pm: The Talon Trust, Live Bird Program, lower shelter house

1:30 – 2:00 pm: "Big Bear Hug" Live Theatre (Project ACORN), lower shelter house

2:15 – 3:00 pm: Rachael Davis Children’s Concert, lower shelter house

3:15 – 3:45 pm:  Art the Dude Harmonica Workshop (Ferdinand Kiwanis, Birdland Music), lower shelter house

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Strings, Inc., Violin Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo

4:30 – 6:30 pm:  Lil' Rexing's Animal Petting, lower shelter house


2:00 – 3:00 pm: Tie-Dye Shirt Making for Kids, lower shelter house

Activities, Demonstrations, Discussions, and Workshops

Times are subject to change.

All Day: Turners Circus, near merch tent by main stage lawn

All Day: Elements Puppets, throughout park

All Day: Jam Area, upper shelter house

All Day: Pedal Power, in the Market area

All Day: Solar Viewing, south of the playground

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Fire Horse Yoga with Lydia Lagenour, on NextEra Main Stage upper lawn

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Songwriter Workshop by Tim Grimm, upper shelter house

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Blues Guitar and Roots Music Workshop by Justin Johnson, upper shelter house

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Tie-Dye Shirt Making for Kids, lower shelter house



1:00 pm ET - Pedal Power, Renewable Energy and Conservation, by Jim Daniels *Note: This will take place at Jim's booth in market area instead.
2:00 pm ET - Emotional Wellness and Mindfulness, by Terri Kendall
3:00 pm ET - Compassion for LGBTQ+ Students, by Nina Valdez
4:00 pm ET - The Magnificent Monarch, by Nancy Gehlhausen


1:00 pm ET - Hiking the Appalachian Trail, by Sarah Gothe
2:00 pm ET - The Heartwood Reunion, by Mike Luurtsema
3:00 pm ET - Solar Energy in Indiana, by Ryan Zaricki
4:00 pm ET - Stories and Songs: Sharing and Building Community through Performance Art, by Gary Spear   

Ferdinand, Indiana observes Eastern Daylight Savings. Times, performers, and presenters listed are subject to change.

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