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Midwest Folk Festival 

When: Sat., Aug. 1, 11 a.m. and Sun., Aug. 2, 11 a.m. 2009
www.state.il.us/agency/iac
The annual Midwest Folk Festival takes place August 1st and 2nd this year in historic Bishop Hill, Illinois. The festival is FREE and open to the public. This year’s festival will focus on presenting the ethnic and folk arts of post WWII immigrant populations. Art forms from folk and ethnic groups will be showcased in a variety of formats, including live performances, hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays, and an artist-led children’s area. In addition to multiple stages and activity areas, festival goers will have the opportunity to enjoy barn dancing, great food, and more. The 2009 Midwest Folk Festival is sponsored and led by the Illinois Arts Council, Bishop Hill Heritage Association, and Company of Folk, in cooperation with the Bishop Hill State Historic Site, the Iowa Arts Council, and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Bishop Hill.

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