There’s something for everyone at this year’s Long Beach Folk Revival Festival.
If you’re searching for a “a pure American jamboree with banjos, crafts, beards, beers and more folk than imaginable,” search no further than the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival. Taking place Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn of Rainbow Lagoon Park in downtown Long Beach, the festival is in its third year.
This year’s lineup includes Deer Tick, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, the Legendary Shack Shakers, Possessed by Paul James, the Brothers Comatose, the Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, the Tillers and many more.
Folk fans can enjoy a day in the interactive Wee Folk Village featuring folk crafts, instrument making, square dancing, face painting and balloon animals. Children can learn to play fold instruments with members of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra at the Instrument Petting Zoo. There is even going to be a Kids’ Beard and Mustache contest in which kids can craft their own beards and mustaches while at the festival or bring their own from home in order to win prizes.
The festival also offers the annual Deering Banjo Contest, a showdown of the best banjo players in the west, and Polly’s Pie Eating Contest. The coveted Beard and Mustache Competition, presented by the Long Beach Beard Advocates, is also going to be held.
From live music to gourmet food and craft drinks, the Long Beach Folk Festival is set to provide the community with a good time. Tickets are currently on sale for $20 in advance online and will be available day of the festival for $30. Kids under 12 and seniors over 75 get in for free.
For more information, visit FolkRevivalFestival.com.