CT Folk Fest & Green Expo is back!
Rain or Shine
We are thrilled to back this year at New Haven’s Edgerton Park on September 9th. The event includes live music from local acts to national headliners, delicious food trucks and a Green Expo highlighting artisan vendors, non-profits, workshops, and a jam-packed day of activities and experiences in the Green Kids Zone.
Saturday, September 9th
Gates at 10:45am
$20 SUGGESTED DONATION
Check Out Our CT Folk Fest 2023 Spotify Playlist
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the event located?
The CT Folk Fest and Green Expo is located at Edgerton Park. 75 Cliff Street, New Haven, CT 06515.
There are two (2) entrances on Cliff Street and one (1) entrance on Edgehill Road
What is the cost of admission?
CT Folk Fest & Green Expo is welcome to all and we ask for a $20 Suggested Donation per day per person. We appreciate your support as we continue our efforts and present the 30th annual CT Folk Fest!
What should I bring to the concert?
Your friends, the kids, a poncho in case of rain, chairs, blankets, water bottles, cash for food trucks, and a love for great music. You may as well bring the neighbors too.
Is the event kid friendly?
Yes it is! Our fest welcomes everyone and we have an incredible Green Kids Village which offers all-day workshops including yoga and hula hooping sessions, hands-on projects with EcoWorks, Eli Whitney Museum, Massaro Community Farm and entertainment including Liz McNicholl, Cyril the Sorceror,Infinite Roots Drumming and SO MUCH MORE!
Can I bring a water bottle?
Yes! Up to two 32 oz water bottles are allowed upon entry.
What if it rains?
CT Folk Fest And Green Expo is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!
Where can I park?
No Parking is allowed in the park. However, there is on-street parking adjacent to the park.
-There is parking all along Whitney Avenue. Be sure to follow all posted signs.
-There is additional site-adjacent on-street parking in the neighborhoods both East and West of Whitney Ave. We ask that you are respectful of all driveways and signs. Do not park on any grass. Be sure to follow all posted signs.
-Additional OFF-SITE parking is available at Hamden Hall Day School (1108 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517)
Handicapped Parking will be allocated among the street parking... more details to follow.
Can I take public transportation to CT Folk Fest?
Great question! We encourage all attendees to carpool, or to take public transportation to the concerts.
You can take either Bus 229 goes between Union Station, through the New Haven Green and then on Whitney Ave from downtown New Haven to Edgerton Park. Bus stops available at Edgerton Park are: at Whitney Ave opposite Cliff Street. Bus 229 continues through Cheshire to Waterbury. Bus 228 laregely follows the same route between New Haven and Cheshire.
Are dogs welcome?
Your dog is welcome, but must be on a leash at ALL times and must be picked up after.
What items are prohibited at CT Folk Fest?
- 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 fest.
FREE TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE
Shuttle Buses will be available on Saturday, September 9th at these pickup locations:
Dixwell Community House (Q House)
197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, 06511
Departing Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm
Newhallville Learning Corridor
Across from 209 Shelton Ave, New Haven, 06511
Departing Times: 11:15am, 1:15pm
Keefe Community Center
11 Pine Street, Hamden, 06514
Departing Times: 11:30am, 1:30pm
Fair Haven Library
182 Grand Ave, New Haven, CT 06513
Departing Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm
Return Pick-Up Location:
CT Folk Fest & Green Expo
75 Cliff Street (at Greenhouse Entrance)
3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm
Thank you to SeaGrant CT, NOAA & all of our community partners for making this happen!