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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.

Exhibitors & Artisans
  • 350 CT
  • Aegis Solar
  • African fashion collabo
  • Ambrosias Emporium
  • American Hemp Co.
  • Appalachian Mountain Club: CT. Chapter
  • Ave Rivera Studio
  • Be Love! Orphan Outreach Missions, Inc. (BLOOM)
  • Bluecow Design
  • Casanova Remodeling LLC and Gutter Topper
  • Clay Colt
  • Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound
  • Connecticut Votes for Animals
  • Copper Knot Designs
  • Denur Crafts
  • Earthlight Technologies
  • East Rock Concert Series
  • Full of Joy Yoga & Mindful Yoga Breaks
  • Greater New Haven Green Fund
  • Homebound Publications
  • Lady and the Fox
  • Mariposa Creations
  • Massaro Community Farm
  • Metamorphoses
  • Natural Awakenings
  • Natures Root to Wellness
  • New Haven Bird Club
  • One World Roasters
  • Power Home Remodeling
  • Progressive Asset Management
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Rocky Corner Cohousing
  • Ross Solar
  • Sara Hope Handcrafts
  • Sugar Pop Crochet
  • Taproot Threads Inc.
  • The Olive Oil Factory (DBA D&M Packing, LLC)
  • thedrunkenjerky
  • Walnut Beach Wellness
  • Wide Meadow Wellness
  • Wood Burnings by Maria
Food Trucks:
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Dad’s Food Truck
  • Elm City Kettle Corn
  • Everything About Crepes
  • Lalibela Ethiioian
  • Libby’s Italian Ice
  • Life Bowls
  • Lobster Hut Hamden
  • Nyotas Ting




What is the address of this festival?
CT Folk Fest & Green Expo is located at Edgerton Park on 75 Cliff Street in New Haven. The park is off Whitney Avenue and on the border of Hamden. 

What is the cost of admission?
Admission is FREE. We do ask for a suggested donation of $10 per person to continue our efforts. 

What if it rains? 
CT Folk Fest is held rain or shine. We expect a great turnout either way! Please stay updated for any inclement weather news on our Facebook page leading up to the event and throughout the day of fest.

Is this a kid-friendly event?
Yes! This event has been created with kids in mind! The Green Kids Village is filled with an Acoustic Corner, drumming circles, instructional canvas painting, hula hoop and yoga workshops as well as community organizations that will be creating with children and families all day long! There will be a large tent for you to find some shade under and enjoy performances from 11am-6pm.

Where can I park?
Great question! We encourage all attendees to carpool, or to take public transportation to the fest. However, there is plenty of on-street parking around Edgerton Park and in surrounding neighborhood. No parking allowed IN park.

What should I bring to the festival?
Your friends, the kids, a poncho in case of rain, a reusable water bottle (Refillable water stations available from 11am-6pm) and a love for great music. You may as well bring the neighbors too.

Are dogs welcome? 
Your dog is absolutely welcome, but must be on a leash at ALL times and must be picked up after.

What items are prohibited at the festival?

– No outside food or drink
– No coolers -No weapons
– Shade tents or canopies
– All fireworks
– Glass containers
– Illegal drugs

We do reserve the right to check all bags at the gate of festival.

Can I bring drinks and food to the festival?
Just to reiterate, outside food or beverages are NOT permitted at CT Folk Fest & Green Expo. This includes anything that holds beverages or snacks. (Baby food and formula is an exception.) Food trucks, beer and wine will be available at the event.

Are there bathrooms available?
Yes, we will provide port-o-lets as well as Handicapped Accessible bathrooms and hand washing stations. 

Can I volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering for CT Folk Fest & Green Expo, email us at ctfolkfestgreenexpo@gmail.com