The New Jersey Folk Festival is an annual festival, held the last Saturday in April as part of Rutgers day, presented under the auspices of the American Studies Department which attracts 15,000 people to the sprawling grounds of Eagleton Institute. The festival's plan is a celebration of regional folk culture–folk arts, farm arts, folk music, and contemporary crafts. The goal is to stimulate awareness and appreciation for folklore and folk-life, past and present. The Folk Festival is now under the direction of Dr. Carla Cevasco and Dr. Maria Kennedy, following the legacy of Professor Angus Gillespie, and a committee of students, each of whom is responsible for coordinating various aspects of the festival.
This year’s theme is Oaxaca and will be taking place Saturday, April 25th, 2020 on Douglass Campus.
To find out more about being on the festival intern team, and for applications for festival internships, visit the website: https://www.njfolkfest.org/meet-the-team/
For information on the New Jersey Folk Festival, see www.njfolkfest.org or contact:
Dr. Carla Cevasco
Executive Director, New Jersey Folk Festival
Office: Ruth Adams Building, Room 203B
Dr. Maria Kennedy
Administrative Director, New Jersey Folk Festival
Office: Ruth Adams Building, Room 203 D
Matthew J. Hueston
Associate Director, New Jersey Folk Festival
Office: RAB 024