2013 Folks Festival Family Area

Family tent
Family Area craft tent

As the younger generation of Folks festivarians continues to expand, we’ve grown our kids area to include a variety of fun, planet-minded activities throughout the day, including slacklining, nature studies, crafts, face painting, and much more. As with all Planet Bluegrass festivals, kids 12 and under are free - quite the deal, since kids might have the best time of anyone at the festival...

Colorado Mountain Club

Colorado Mountain ClubVisit the Colorado Mountain Club’s booth by the creek for youth-oriented activities including slack lining, climbing skills, washer toss, and knot tying. Try out our slack line, hula hoops, and balance activities. Practice your knot skills to safely ascend a tree! Try your hand at Mountain Safety washer toss and discover the 10 essentials to help you survive in the Colorado Wilderness. Visit the CMC booth for today’s schedule of activities.

Serving the community since 1912, the Colorado Mountain Club’s programs revolve around education, environmental conservation, and responsible recreation. The CMC’s Youth Education Program (YEP!) promotes active, healthy lifestyle choices for youth and encourages participation in outdoor activities. www.cmc.org

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology CenterStop by Wild Bear's booth and meet the Wild Bear! Learn about the local ecosystem and how we can help the earth! Complete the "Bingo Discovery Game" and come back to the booth for your special prize! Remember, if the bear is sleeping, you should come back at another time! Create an Earth Flag out of natural dyes to take home and make your special wood cookie necklace with your very own nature name!!

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is a special nature center located in the mountains of Nederland, Colorado. Open to the public on most days, we offer workshops for people of all ages, including when school is not in session. www.wildbear.org

Swallow Hill Music Association

Swallow Hill Music AssociationVisit the Swallow Hill booth for hands-on music demonstrations throughout the day. Get up-close with acoustic instruments in the music petting zoo. Record your own song in the mobile recording studio and instantly receive an mp3 of your tracks.

Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill promotes the joy of learning and listening through classes for more than 4,000 adults, teens, kids and pre-school students and more than 200 concerts per year. www.swallowhillmusic.org

 

A Folks Fest Family Album

Whether building sandcastles on the beach, swimming in the St. Vrain, making crafts and painting faces in the craft tent, or just trampsing through the woods with new friends, kids are among the happiest festivarians at the Folks Festival. Be sure to bring them along - they'll be talking about it all year long...