And so it begins – The AFF Kick-off party is tonight!

Today is Thursday, August 27th which means one thing: THE VIP PARTY and the official Kick-off to the 2015 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront! I work in the Communications team at St. Joe’s and we are thrilled to be a sponsor—and partner—of this great Festival. We are proud to be involved for a number […]

The American Folk Festival is THIS WEEK!

Guest post by Bob Duchesne It seems like only yesterday that I was an American Folk Festival rookie. Oh, there are so many things I’ve learned in the ensuing years. Once upon a time, I was an amateur. I merely arrived at the waterfront, eager but clueless. Now I prepare with the zeal of a […]

A MAN’s (or Woman’s) Gotta EAT!

Sitting around our staff meeting I asked, “What do you go to the Festival for?”  The answers ranged from “The Alligator,” to “Whoopie Pies.”  Of course at Sephone, other than myself, it is an all male survey, so food is usually at the top of everyone’s list and there is such a variety that it […]

Presenting: The Bucket Brigade!

It’s a unique opportunity when you can bring a variety of music, food, and vendors from around the world to the Bangor waterfront for the public to enjoy, free of cost. Since 2002, our community has enjoyed a sampling of the best food and talent from all corners of our globe each summer. Over the […]

Get ready to dance at the kick off parade with Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts

In the Dominican Republic, Carnival is celebrated throughout February with groups of elaborately costumed and masked people parading through the streets. To kick of the 14th American Folk Festival, Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts is bringing some of that energy and excitement to the Bangor Waterfront, starting with the traditional festival parade at 6:45 p.m. from the […]