The American Folk Festival:
Presents music, dance and other performing arts representing cultural traditions from across America and the world.
Showcases and markets the Bangor Waterfront and the greater Bangor area by attracting thousands of festival-goers each year. Center for Tourism Research & Outreach survey results.
Strives to present the event free of charge to the largest possible audience.
Offers festival-goers the opportunity to purchase authentic, hand-made crafts from regional artisans and made-in-Maine food products.
Enhances the festival experience by offering a variety of regional, ethnic and fair food.
Encourages community participation through volunteerism and attendance.