Arcadia Folk Festival

September 19, 2021
Stage view at Arcadia Folk Festival 2018 © Julian Parker-Burns
© Julian Parker-Burns

Signature Sounds and Mass Audubon are excited to announce the third annual Arcadia Folk Festival!

This outdoor fall musical event brings the community together around music in the heart of the Pioneer Valley to celebrate nature and the work of Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.

The event is family-friendly! Local favorite Little Roots will perform, plus kids activities, and nature hikes will be happening throughout the day. Children ages 10 and under are free.

This is also a "green" event in accordance with Arcadia's mission of making every effort to reduce our impact on the planet. Environmental education activities will be integrated into the festival.

Event takes place rain or shine; no refunds for weather.

Festival Tickets

$59.99 Adult or Child • Free for ages 10 & under

Musician performing at Arcadia Folk Fest 2018 © Julian Parker-Burns
© Julian Parker-Burns

Arcadia does not manage the ticket sales for this event. If you have questions or difficulties regarding tickets, do not contact the sanctuary—please contact Signature Sounds directly.

Once purchased, tickets are non-transferable and cannot be shared; there are no refunds.

Buy Tickets >

There is an additional handling fee/service charge of $4.97 per ticket.

→ More information about directions and parking.
→ Review the COVID-19 safety protocols for this event.

Schedule & Performances

Gates open at 10:00 am


  • Suzanne Vega
  • Lori McKenna
  • Chris Smither
  • Ladama
  • Barnstar!
  • Lizzie No
  • The Green Sisters
  • Matthew Fowler
  • Little Roots

More artists to be announced soon . . .

2021 Festival Sponsors



Dean's Beans Organic Coffee
Northeast Solar
River Valley Market Co-Op


Mountain View Farm
Greenfield Savings Bank
Bart's Ice Cream
Wright Builders

COVID-19 Safety & Protocols

This event will be following all State of Massachusetts Health Department guidelines and mandates.

We strongly request that you do not attend Arcadia Folk Festival unless you are fully vaccinated. All festival-goers should be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the festival. Results from rapid COVID-19 tests are valid. Proof is not required—this is the honor system.

Masks & Face Coverings

Easthampton has issued a mask mandate for indoor spaces and outdoor events with more than 100 people. Masks are required at all times for attendees age 2 and older, including at the event entrance, vendor lines, restrooms, and while walking around the main event space. Masks can be removed when seated at least 6 feet from people outside of your group.

Please stay at home if:

  • You are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, a sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting).
  • You’ve been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days.
  • You’ve been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by a health care provider or public health official. Please follow the CDC guidelines and any relevant state travel guidelines.
  • You are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

Getting to the Festival

By Bike

It’s easy to bike to Arcadia, so consider biking to the festival! A free bike valet service will be available all day at the gate. Drop your bike with them before heading in to enjoy the festival.

Everyone who bikes will be entered to win prizes, including Arcadia Folk Fest merch!

Also, Valley Bike will have a station set up at Arcadia for the day. Pick up a Valley Bike at any of their stations and pedal on over to the festival.

By Car

There are no shuttles between the parking areas and festival. Golf carts will be available to drive those who need assistance.

Directions from Northampton
  • Need accessible parking?
    Take Route 10 to Lovefield Street to Clapp Street OR take Route 5 to East Street to Fort Hill Road.
  • Don't need accessible parking?
    Please take Route 10 to Olive Street to Old Springfield Road.
General Parking

Festival-goers arriving by car should park at Arcadia Meadows (525 Old Springfield Road, Northampton, MA 01060). You can then walk from the parking area to the festival by following Old Springfield Road to Combs Road for about 0.5 miles.

Accessible Parking

Limited accessible parking is available in the sanctuary's main parking lot only for cars with disability plates or placards. Additional accessible parking for anyone with limited mobility or small kids is available in Lot B at the corner of Fort Hill Road and Clapp Street.

About Arcadia

Arcadia is an ecological gem and an environmental education innovator. Since 1944, Arcadia staff have been protecting important habitat, connecting people of all ages to nature, and advocating for sound environmental policies. 

This event will raise funds to help expand the reach of our programs through the Arcadia Climate Action Center, engage more people with Arcadia’s mission, and celebrate the community’s tremendous support over the last 77 years.