Arcadia Folk Festival

September 17, 2022
Stage view at Arcadia Folk Festival 2018 © Julian Parker-Burns
© Julian Parker-Burns

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

This outdoor fall musical event brings the community together around music in the heart of the 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, 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. Read more about our sustainability practices >

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

Festival Tickets

$65 Adult or Child • Free for ages 10 & under

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

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

Buy Tickets >

→ More information about directions and parking.

Schedule & Performances — Gates open at 10:00 am

2022 Lineup

  • Bonny Light Horseman
  • Brett Dennen
  • Heather Maloney
  • Sunny War
  • Twisted Pine
  • Sean Rowe
  • Ali McGurk
  • Cloudbelly
  • Kimaya Diggs
  • Louie Phipps


Volunteer for a three-hour shift at the fest and enjoy the rest of the show for free!

Sign up to volunteer >

2022 Festival Sponsors


River Valley Market Co-Op


Abandoned Building Brewery logo
Northeast Solar
Dean's Beans Organic Coffee
Florence Bank Logo
Oatly Logo
NEPM Logo - Folk Fest 2022


Mountain View Farm
Greenfield Savings Bank
Wright Builders


Crooked Stick Pops

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.

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 habitats, connecting people of all ages to nature, and advocating for sound environmental policies.

This event will serve to engage more people with Arcadia’s mission, raise funds to help expand the reach of Mass Audubon’s ambitious Action Agenda in Western Massachusetts, and celebrate the community’s tremendous support.

You can support Mass Audubon’s important work by attending the festival and through donations, which can be made here.