The festival features music styles as diverse as blues, klezmer, bluegrass, Celtic, and hip-hop, and the traditional music and dance of many nations and peoples. Other performers take traditional music in new directions, expanding the borders of what we think of as folk music. In addition to music and dance, the festival features traditional storytellers from around the world. Admission is free, and all performers donate their time, even though many are award-winning professional musicians.
The Takoma Park Folk Festival also features a competitively juried local craft show and exhibition, a forum for nonprofit community groups, and many games and programs for children.
Applications for performers, crafts, and food vendors are accepted in the spring and are available on the festival's web site at www.tpff.org