About

Behind the Scenes at the American Folk Festival is a blog written by a number of people involved with — or supportive of — the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. The American Folk Festival is a three-day festival held every August in Bangor, Maine, featuring music, dance, crafts, food, and storytelling. The American Folk Festival was introduced as a continuation of the National Folk Festival, which was hosted in Bangor from 2002-2004. The American Folk Festival showcases the Bangor Waterfront and the Greater Bangor Area by attracting tens of thousands of festival-goers each year, and is presented free of charge to attendees of all ages. For more information about the American Folk Festival, visit americanfolkfestival.com.

A train passes through the American Folk Festival in downtown Bangor in 2012. (Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN)

A train passes through the American Folk Festival in downtown Bangor in 2012. (Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN)

This blog will give readers the “inside scoop” about the events, planning, and preparation involved with the American Folk Festival. Read on and enjoy!