CT Folk Festival & Green Expo 2020-01-31T14:37:11+00:00

The Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo is a full-day celebration held each year in New Haven’s beautiful Edgerton Park on the Saturday following Labor Day. The event includes music from across the region, delicious food and unique vendors, as well as fun and interesting experiences for kids in the Green Kids Activities area.

The Festival/Expo is dedicated to creating an unforgettable festival experience with an emphasis on sustainability and earth-friendly practices — including a zero waste plan and water fill stations. We take great pride in producing the highest quality musical experiences and presenting innovative environmental resources, as well as sharing one of the most beautiful places in the city, Edgerton Park.

The Music

Enjoy Live Music in a beautiful outdoor setting, free and open to the public! $10 Suggested Donation to continue CT Folk’s efforts.

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The Green Expo

Featuring more than 75 “Green Living” exhibitors, artisans and vendors plus a special Kids Green Village.

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Be a Part of the Event!

Apply as a handmade artisan, food truck, or commercial vendor for CT Folk Festival & Green Expo.


Festival FAQ’s

The 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo will be held on Saturday, September 8th. The gates at Edgerton Park open at 11:00 a.m. The Green Expo begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.  Music performances begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 p.m.

Edgerton Park, located in New Haven near the Hamden town line, is bordered by Whitney Avenue, Cliff Street and Edgehill Road.  The entrance to the park is at 75 Cliff Street.  DIRECTIONS

There is parking on the streets surrounding Edgerton Park. There are no vehicles allowed in the park during the Festival-Expo, except for those using the limited number of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking spaces. These spaces are available on a “first come” basis.

Persons who require ADA accommodations parking must enter at the gate on Edgehill Road and be escorted by Festival-Expo staff to ADA parking.

Concert seating will be “general admission” throughout the day. Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and may select a “spot” on a first-come basis.

There will be designated areas for persons with disabilities. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., there will be two additional designated areas: a “blankets and LOW chairs only” area and a “full-sized chairs” area (located farther from the stage). There will also be designated aisles in which audience members should neither sit nor congregate.

Tents, canopies and beach umbrellas are not permitted in the audience areas.

Vendors will offer a wide variety of food and beverage options throughout the day and evening, including vegetarian and vegan options.

No outside alcohol or large coolers allowed.

Water Refill stations will be available on grounds.

Dogs are allowed. Please keep them leashed and respectful of park grounds.

CT Folk Fest is a rain or shine event. In the event of a deluge or a weather-related safety issue, any location change will be announced from the Festival Stage and posted to the Connecticut Folk Facebook page.

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