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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia Folk Festival

Special Event: September 17, 2023

Signature Sounds and Mass Audubon are excited to announce the 5th annual Arcadia Folk Festival presented by Danco Modern! 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.

three musicians playing guitar on stage
Arcadia Folk Fest, Easthampton

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.

The event will incorporate many sustainable practices in line with Arcadia's mission 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.

2023 Lineup

Valerie June

James McMurtry & Band

The Suitcase Junket

Chatham Rabbits

Taylor Ashton

Al Oleander

Wallace Field

Myrtle Street Klezmer

Little Roots

Get Your Tickets

$64.99 — $74.99 at the door

Get Your Ticket

Volunteer for a three-hour shift at the festival to enjoy the rest of the show for free! Volunteers help can help with parking, coordination, and more. Sign up to volunteer

Getting to the Festival

By Bike

It’s easy to bike to Arcadia. Consider biking to the fest! A free bike valet service will be available for the day at the gate. Drop your bike with them for the fest. 

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

By Car

See parking map below. There are limited golf cart shuttles from general parking. There is an unloading/loading area on the corner of Combs Rd and Old Springfield Rd where you can drop of passengers and stuff.

Electric Vehicles: Unfortunately, due to the limitations of Arcadia’s electricity infrastructure, our EV charging stations are not available during the festival. If needed, there are many charging stations in Northampton and Easthampton.

From Northampton:

If accessible parking or use of unloading area is needed: please take Rt 5 to East St to Fort Hill Rd.

If accessible parking or use of unloading area is NOT needed: please take Rt 10 to Olive St to Old Springfield Rd.

Please Note: Lovefield St. is closed between Rt 10 and Clapp St. If driving from Rt 10 and you need accessible parking or use of unloading zone, take Oneil St at the traffic light with Easthampton Savings Bank on the corner. Follow for two thirds of a mile and then turn left onto Lovefield St. Follow for a quarter mile and turn right onto Clapp St. Follow signs to Arcadia.

General parking is in the Arcadia Meadows on Springfield Rd. Map it here

A Note on Scheduling

Arcadia Folk Fest and Rosh Hashanah fall on the same weekend this year. Due to a number of conflicts, we were not able to change the weekend of Folk Fest. We decided to move the event from Saturday to Sunday, which we understand to be a better option for many who observe Rosh Hashanah. We strive to make this event welcoming to all and sincerely apologize for the overlap of Arcadia Folk Fest with these Jewish High Holy Days.

2023 Festival Sponsors

Danco Modern logo
River Valley Co-op Logo


Abandoned Building Brewery logo
Northeast Solar Logo


Dean's Beans logo
Florence Bank logo
Bank ESB logo
Marisa Labozzetta and Martin Wohl


Crooked Stick Pops
Greenfield Savings Bank
Mountain View Farm
Wright Builders