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Everything you need to know

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Music, food and festivities are just around the corner as Salisbury prepares for the 80th National Folk Festival.

The annual festival will return to Salisbury from Sept. 10-12. This is the third year Salisbury has held the festival. 

If you plan on attending, here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s big celebration of American culture. This information comes from the National Folk Festival website.

Where is the festival?

Bluegrass legend Del McCoury and his band are set to perform at the National Folk Festival in downtown Salisbury.

The festival will take place in downtown Salisbury. Its borders stretch from from Route 13 to Route 50 and from Carroll Street to the Wicomico River.

When is the festival?

The festival will run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, 12-9:30 p.m. Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday.

Food vendors open for business at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

How much does it cost?

Admission to the festival is free. Food, drinks and merchandise can be purchased throughout the weekend.

How many stages are there?

Tents go up in downtown Salisbury for the three-day National Folk Festival which begins Sept. 10. Four outdoor stages will be set up in downtown Salisbury for the free festival.

This year’s festival features four stages:

  • Richard A. Henson Foundation Stage, located at North Division Street and Church Street
  • Maryland Traditions Family Folklife Area & Stage, located at South Division Street and Camden Street
  • Perdue Stage, located at West Market Street and Camden Street
  • TidalHealth Stage, located at East Carroll Street and South Division Street

Where should I park?

Metered and permit parking lots are available downtown. Parking will be free throughout the weekend.

The following parking lots are available:

  • Lot 35, Fitzwater Street and West Main Street
  • Lot 7, Lemmon Hill Lane
  • Lot 13, West Chestnut Street
  • Lot 9, Church Street
  • Lot 10, East Church Street and Poplar Hill Avenue
  • Lot 5, East Main Street
  • Downtown Parking Garage, East Market Street
  • Lot 30, Lake Street and West Main Street
  • Lot 33, West Main Street
  • TidalHealth Gravel Lots, behind TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, Waverly Drive

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service