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The 25th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival has been postponed until July 10 & 11, 2021

A folk festival celebration 25 years in the making deserves the best circumstance! Because we want you to be safe and feel secure about attending, we have decided to postpone the festival until the summer of 2021. If you have purchased passes, please click here for your options to keep, gift, donate or receive a refund.

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The 25th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival has been postponed until July 10 & 11, 2021

Festival Info

Hours of operation

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

JULY 11 & 12, 2020

11:00AM to 9:00PM

FOOD & CRAFTS: 11:00am to 7:00pm*
*Food Court & Bar open until 8pm

MUSIC: Starts at 11:00am
Main Stage (Zeiterion) concludes at 9:00pm
All other sites finish between 6:00 & 7:00pm
Check the schedule for details.

CONTACT

FESTIVAL QUESTIONS: Zeiterion Box Office, 508-994-2900

BUY PASSES: Zeiterion Box Office, 508-994-2900

GENERAL INQUIRIES: Angela Johnston, Operations Manager, ajohnston@zeiterion.org

PERFORMERS: Helene & Alan Korolenko, Artistic Directors, korolenko8523@charter.net
Applications for 2020 NBFF are NO LONGER being accepted

FOOD VENDORS: Angela Johnston, Operations Manager, ajohnston@zeiterion.org

CRAFT VENDORS: Amy Desrosiers, Artisan Coordinator, adesrosiers@folkfest.zeiterion.org.

VOLUNTEERS: Nate Vaughan, Volunteer Coordinator, nvaughan@folkfest.zeiterion.org

Directions

New Bedford is approximately 1 hour South of Boston, 1 hour and 15 minutes South East of Worcester, 40 minutes North East of Providence, and 3 hours and 45 minutes East of NYC. If using a GPS, put in 51 Elm St. (Elm Street Garage) or 684 Purchase St. (Zeiterion Theatre) to get you to the festival foot print.

FROM BOSTON

Take I-93 South to Route 24 South via Exit 4 • Follow Route 24 South to Exit 12 (Route 140 South) • Follow Route 140 South to Exit 2A (I-195 East) • Follow I-195 East to Exit 15 (Downtown New Bedford)

For the Elm Street Parking Garage, take a right at your first light onto Elm Street. The Elm Street Garage will be on your right.

For the Zeiterion Parking Garage, continue past Elm Street on Route 18 to the next light. Take a right onto Union Street. Continue up 3 blocks and take a left onto Acushnet Avenue. Follow signs to garage.

FROM WORCESTER/FOXBORO

Take 495 South to Route 24 South via Exit 7A • Follow Route 24 South to Exit 12 (Route 140 South) • Follow Route 140 South to Exit 2A (I-195 East) • Follow I-195 East to Exit 15 (Downtown New Bedford)

For the Elm Street Parking Garage, take a right at your first light onto Elm Street. The Elm Street Garage will be on your right.

For the Zeiterion Parking Garage, continue past Elm Street on Route 18 to the next light. Take a right onto Union Street. Continue up 3 blocks and take a left onto Acushnet Avenue. Follow signs to garage.

FROM PROVIDENCE

Follow I-195 East to Exit 15 (Downtown New Bedford).

For the Elm Street Parking Garage, take a right at your first light onto Elm Street. The Elm Street Garage will be on your right.

For the Zeiterion Parking Garage, continue past Elm Street on Route 18 to the next light. Take a right onto Union Street. Continue up 3 blocks and take a left onto Acushnet Avenue. Follow signs to garage.

FROM CAPE COD

Follow I-195 West to Exit 15 (Downtown New Bedford).

For the Elm Street Parking Garage, take a right at your first light onto Elm Street. The Elm Street Garage will be on your right.

For the Zeiterion Parking Garage, continue past Elm Street on Route 18 to the next light. Take a right onto Union Street. Continue up 3 blocks and take a left onto Acushnet Avenue. Follow signs to garage.

Arrive early for parking in the city-owned Elm Street or Zeiterion Garages. There is also free on-street parking in New Bedford on weekends.

SPECIAL FESTIVAL PARKING FEES

$10 per day flat rate
FREE for premium pass holders
Exact cash only – no change available

Dattco Bus Lines

New Bedford to Taunton to Boston
www.dattco.com/motorcoach/bus-schedules
800-453-5040

Peter Pan Bus Lines

Daily service from New Bedford to Hyannis and Cape Cod, also to Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, New York and beyond.
www.peterpanbus.com/locations/massachusetts/new-bedford
508-990-3366

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority

For local bus information
www.srtabus.com/new-bedford
508-999-5211

Seastreak Martha’s Vineyard

www.seastreak.com
1 800 BOATRIDE (800-262-8742)
A one hour passenger service to the island of Martha’s Vineyard aboard a state-of-the-art high speed catamaran offers daily round trips, from May 1 through October 31st. Kids ride free on most trips! The ferry departs from New Bedford State Pier. Ferry parking is located nearby with a continuous Shuttle Bus to and from the terminal, and through the National Park district adjacent to the waterfront.

Cuttyhunk Ferry Company, Inc. – M/V Cuttyhunk

508-992-0200
www.cuttyhunkferryco.com
Passenger ferry service to Cuttyhunk Island.

For recreational boaters:

Are you planning to drop anchor in New Bedford or need an overnight berth?
Contact the City of New Bedford’s Pope’s Island Marina
102 Pope’s Island
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-979-1456
www.portofnewbedford.org

New Bedford Regional Airport

1569 Airport Rd. New Bedford, MA
www.flyewb.com
508-991-6160

Cape Air

1475 Airport Rd. New Bedford, MA
www.capeair.com/#/availability
800-352-0714
Enjoy fast, frequent flights to and from New Bedford Airport and points within New England including Boston, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

PARKING

Street Parking

Street parking will be available.

ELM STREET GARAGE

51 Elm St. New Bedford, MA 02740

Elm Street Garage is located right next to New Bedford Whaling National Park, a couple of blocks away from galleries, shops and exceptional dining options! Leave your car at Elm Street Garage and travel back in time by walking the beautiful cobble-stone streets that used to be a staple of the city a century ago.

ZEITERION GARAGE

Acushnet Ave. & School St. Entrance
New Bedford, MA 02740

Event parking is available in the Zeiterion Parking Garage, adjacent to the theatre. The driveway entrance is located at the back of the building on Acushnet Ave. Travel up Union Street 3 blocks and take a left at Acushnet Avenue. The garage is one block south. The garage is well lit and security enforced, with handicapped parking and elevators on all levels.

Lodging

Hotels

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
185 MacArthur Dr.
New Bedford, MA 02740
774-634-2000

NEW BEDFORD HARBOR HOTEL
222 Union St.
New Bedford MA 02740
508-999-1292

REGENCY INN & SUITES
171 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
508-984-5858

RESIDENCE INN by Marriott Dartmouth
181 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
508-984-5858

SEAPORT INN & MARINA
110 Middle Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
508-997-1281

BEST WESTERN DARTMOUTH INN
737 State Rd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
(508) 717-0424

Bed & Breakfasts

THE ORCHARD STREET MANOR
139 Orchard Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-984-3475

There are hotels outside the immediate New Bedford area that are less than an hour.  Fall River, Taunton, Plymouth, Wareham are all an easy trip to the festival.

Be Part of the Festival

The 25th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival has been postponed until July 10 & 11, 2021. A folk festival celebration 25 years in the making deserves the best circumstance! Because we want you to be safe and feel secure about attending, we have decided to postpone the festival until the summer of 2021. If you have purchased passes, please click here for your options to keep, gift, donate or receive a refund.

craft Vendors

If you are a craft vendor and interested in exhibiting at the festival, please see more information on our Vendor Information Page or apply below.

If you have any questions, please email Artisan Coordinator, Amy Desrosiers at adesrosiers@folkfest.zeiterion.org.

Food Vendors

If you are a craft vendor and interested in exhibiting at the festival, please see more information on our Vendor Information Page or apply below.

If you have any questions, please email Operations Manager, Angela Johnston at ajohnston@zeiterion.org.

Performers

We are no longer accepting applications
for the 2020 New Bedford Folk Festival.

Please do NOT send any information until the fall of 2020 for consideration for the 2021 festival.

Qualified artists may contact the Artistic Directors, Helene & Alan Korolenko at korolenko8523@charter.net

Volunteers

Interested in volunteering? Great, click on the link below to apply. After you’ve reviewed the volunteer position descriptions, select your preferences for the shift and ideal position.

If you have any questions regarding volunteering please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Nate Vaughan at nvaughan@folkfest.zeiterion.org

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