Fall Mountain Folk Festival

A continuation of the 60-year old tradition " Mountain Folk Festival at Levi Jackson State Park".


Dates: Sept. 27 and 28 , 2019

Location: Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street, Berea.

Sponsored by The Folk Circle Association of Berea.

INFO: 859-985-5501.

Registration form Fall Mountain Folk Festival 2019

Name: _____________________________ Address: __________________________ City/State/Zip ____________________________

E-mail: _________________________________ Phone 1: ____________________________ Phone 2: ____________________________

Other participants: 1) ___________________________________________ 2) _____________________________________________

This is a low budget dance weekend, and the aim is to do a lot of volunteering. Lead a dance or instrument workshop, call a dance or two, help in the kitchen (cook, clean up). We want to make sure all can participate.


7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Dancing including American squares, contras, circles, English, and Danish. Callers are Peter Rogers, Howard Carlberg, Frank Jenkins, Tim Lamm, Deborah Thompson, John Sagor.  Donations accepted.

10:00 PM: Simging around the camp[fire, behind the folk center. bring a lawn chair.


9:30 - 10 AM: Morning singing - join in with others, lead one if you like. Deborah Thompson leading.

10:15-11:15 AM: Session One: Potpourri - Bryce Carlberg, Deborah Thompson and Howard Carlberg.

10:30 A-12:30 P: Session Two: Peter Rogers - Danish, English, American.

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch - on your own, or a $5 sandwich lunch at the Folk Center.

1:30  -  2:30 PM: Session Three: Tim Lamm and Paula Harrison - Round Dance, Waltz, English or Early American.

2:45  -  3:45 PM: Session Four: Frank Jenkins - Square, Contra, Appalachian old time dancing.

4:00  -  5:30 PM: Jam session for old time and contra tunes or cooking supper together.

5:30  -  6:30 PM: Supper at the Folk Center ($10).

6:30  -  7:00 PM: Clean up and set up for evening dance.
7:30  -  8:00 PM: Beginners' contra dance walk-through.
8:00  - 11:00PM: Contra dance with caller Charley Harvey and Berea Castoffs. Admission: $9 for adults, $6 for students and 65y+. Pay at the door.

11:00 PM  -  AM: Afterparty at 128 North Broadway.


Send registration form: FCA (FMFF) , PO Box 488, Berea, KY 40403, or e-mail [email protected]

Stay with a friend, use the campground, B&B or a local motel.

Weekend program

Friday 9/27

Russel Acton Folk Center

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: A lively mix of contra, Appalachian, English and Danish dances.

                                 Open band and open mic calling.

                                 Admission: Donations from $3 and up appreciated.

Saturday 9/28

Russel Acton Folk Center

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Dance workshops - English, Danish, Contra, Appalachian

                                    Admission: Free, donations accepted.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch on your own.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Dance workshop.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Singing session, traditional and popular songs, incl. Shape Note.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Cooking together and eating. Cleaning up. Share cost of ingredients, $4-5.

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM: Contra dance at the folk center. TBA calling to the music of the Berea Castoffs.

                                  Admission: Students $6, and adults $9.

11:00 PM - Early AM: After party at the Carlberg Dance Temple, 128 N. Broadway.

Dance, sing and swing with FCA.