#AdventuresAwait attraction of the month:
Lowell Folk Festival
When: July 26-28, 2019
Where: Downtown Lowell, MA
General admission is free.
What: The 33rd Annual Lowell Folk Festival serves as the longest running free folk festival in the country. Along with musical acts from across the world, the festival also includes a global food selection, arts, crafts, workshops, and culture throughout the backdrop of the Lowell National Historical Park.
Throughout the month of July, we’ll take a closer look at what to expect from the Lowell Folk Festival. This week as we make final preparations for the event, we take a look at the Fish & Fowl theme of this year’s folk craft area, which features a variety of traditions relating to the hunting, capturing, and celebration of fish and fowl. Local birds and fish are a source of sustenance and sport, as well as subject matter for carving and painting.
Come discover finely tied flies and bamboo rods used in fly fishing, carved waterfowl decoys to dupe ducks, and handwoven creels (baskets) in which to place a catch. Encounter bird and fish taxidermy, the decorative craft traditions of delicate Ukrainian pysanky eggs, and needle felted shorebirds. Try your hand at weaving a fish weir, needle felting a piping plover, or plucking a ukulele embellished with fish or fowl designs. Whether ancient Native traditions or those brought by immigrants to America, Fish and Fowl celebrates the bounties of nature.
The area in Lucy Larcom Park is open Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm. Check out a full list of displays at the Lowell Folk Festival website.