For the 42nd year, the Door County Folk Festival invites you to hang out with other folk fans and educate yourself at their 2021 virtual festival. The folk music celebration was originally held in Sister Bay and has since expanded to Ephraim and Baileys Harbor. While the festival is going online this year, you won’t have to worry about the quality of workshop teachers dipping. Via zoom, teachers come from Greece, North Macedonia, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Brazil, and other countries around the world, as well as the United States.
Festival Director Paul Collins says the event that kicks off on Friday evening has virtual rooms set up that pay homage to its history.
Collins says the festival was logged into about 400 times in their first year going online, and the logins were from all over the world. He says right now there’s over 300 people signed up and there’s a good chance more will join at the last minute. When the festival is an in-person event, it typically draws around 100 people, mostly from the midwest with some outliers. More information on the festival and its schedule can be found here.