Columbus Folk Music Society


We invite you to participate in the Central Ohio Folk Festival as a valued community partner! 

In 2022, the festival celebrates its twenty-fifth year! The event is held at Highbanks Metro Park just north of Columbus.  This family friendly event over two days attracts roughly 10,000 music lovers, families and musicians alike from the Central Ohio region and beyond.

The festival’s mission is to:

  • Make the folk arts readily accessible to the Central Ohio community;
  • Foster the perpetuation of the folk arts — particularly music, dance and storytelling;
  • Provide opportunities to share, learn, and participate in the folk arts in a hands-on way, with 30+ music workshops, community song, multiple open jams, and other participatory events, all in addition to concerts on 3 stages.

DATES:   MAY 7 & 8, 2022   (first full weekend in May)

TIMES: Sat 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM   /   Sun   10:30 AM – 5:30 PM



The Columbus Folk Music Society, a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization, produces the festival in cooperation with The Metro Parks. The event is co-sponsored by WCBE 90.5 FM and receives support from other contributors, including The Columbus Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

The festival includes a complex schedule of acoustic, roots music: folk, old-time, bluegrass, traditional, as well as contemporary singer/songwriter artists.The event includes storytelling and numerous opportunities for festival goers to actively participate through song, jams, and workshops that are open to musicians of all levels. There are options for all age groups, including an extensive children’s program.

We aim to make the festival accessible to as many people as possible. Donation tents are positioned at the festival entrance gates and attendees are encouraged to donate, with incentives being offered to donate higher amounts. The festival  is a two-day event and offers an evening Headliner act, in addition to 3 performing stages and the other activities.

Sponsorships are available at various levels. Please click the “Corporate Advertising / Sponsor Info” link here or above for a listing of levels & benefits.

Corporate sponsorship offers a variety of benefits: increased visibility for your corporate name, alliance with the preservation & advancement of our folk arts heritage, and the fostering of youth education to ensure this heritage is passed on

By becoming a sponsor, you will be helping our organization continue to offer a successful festival and bring ‘the music of the people’ to our community.  We thank you in advance!

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