General information

For location information click here.


The Festival Operates from 9 am till 6 pm.


Because the festival is held in a state park, we are not permitted to charge for admission. Your generous donations are one of the main sources of financial support for the festival. The festival provides all day entertainment at concerts and unlimited instruction from nationally recognized musicians.

Suggested Donation:

Individual Adult: $15 - Day or $25 - weekend
Family: $30 - Day or $45 - weekend
Seniors (60 & older): $12 - Day or $22 - weekend

This donation includes admission to the Saturday Night Old-Time Dance at Immaculate Conception School.


Audio & Video recording is allowed at most workshops. Check with the leader first. No audio or video recording is permitted at the stages. Thanks for your cooperation.

Children's Activities:

There will be a children's area fully staffed and supervised from 10 am till 5:30 pm each day. A variety of crafts, music, and other activities will be offered to children 3 years and older.

The Childrens tent is run by Anna Stange. Anna grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives in Blue Island, Illinois. Anna makes her living as a folksinger and accompanies herself on guitar, banjo and mountain dulcimer. She's played all over the U.S. from Key West, Florida to Seldovia, Alaska, and from California to Maine. She has also performed in Russia, Belgium, Venezuela and most recently in South Africa. She performs regularly at coffeehouses, festivals, senior centers, schools, libraries, and community events around the Chicago area and beyond. Visit for program information.

Come Prepared

NO Alcohol is permitted in the park or at any festival activity.

Limited Seating Available:

In the Concert Stage & Workshop areas, seating is limited. Bring a blanket, cushion, or lawn chair, if you wish. Please make sure people behind you can see the stage!
Pets are allowed at the festival but must be leashed.
Mosquitoes may be present. Be prepared.


Fishing is allowed in park ponds. Check the park office for information and license requirements.

Hiking & Bicycling:

The I&M Canal Tow Path may be used for hiking and bicycling. Take food and water if you're going a long way.

For more information on Gebhard Woods State Park, click here.


Food by Boy Scout Troop 33

Menu (subject to change)

Foods Desserts Drinks

- Chicken Wraps
- Veggie Wraps
- Barbecue
- Burgers
- Hot Dogs
- Polish Sausage
- Chips

- Sweetcorn- Funnel Cakes
- Ice Cream
- Root Beer Float- Lemon Shake Up
- Iced Tea (sugar free)
- Bottled Water
- Soda (Coke-Diet Coke-Sprite-Mountain Dew)