Fall Fling!

Announcing the 2015 Fall Fling and Folk Faire!! Columbus Day Weekend, October 9-12, 2015

Fall Fling

In 2015 our traditional 35th Annual Fall Fling, which is a participatory, weekend music retreat moved to Appel Farm Arts & Music Center in nearby Elmer, NJ. A picturesque country setting for musicians, story tellers, singers, dancers, folk historians, crafters, and friends & families of all ages and all skill levels. Enjoy a unique overnight weekend experience with family, friends and the Philadelphia Folksong Society, hosted by Appel Farm! 

Can you imagine a crisp fall day in a sylvan setting where the most difficult questions you have to face are, "Do I go to a workshop featuring classic folk songs of the 60's, pull out a T-shirt and create a tie-dye worthy of the memory of Jerry Garcia, wander over to a cabin for some informal jamming, get out a racket and smack the tennis ball around, or simply collapse in a lounge chair and let the sounds of hundreds of people having fun wash over me?" These are just a few of the activities that can occur at the Fall Fling! 

  • Song Circles
  • Jam Sessions
  • Adults Open Mic
  • Kids Open Stage
  • Music & Craft Workshops
  • Meals provided by Moonlight Catering 
  • RV & Tent Camping or Dormitory Accommodations

Folk Faire

A fun filled day for the entire family with a formal concert, music showcase artists, workshops & activities and more! Faire attendees can also join in on the workshops & activities presented by the weekend participants as well as hang out at Appel Farm's exploratory arts tent, where people of all ages will work with professional artists to create take home art projects including mosaics, clay sculptures, home-made paper, and painted tile masterpieces. 

  • Music for all ages
  • Crafters
  • Food Vendors
  • Beer & Wine
  • Arts Activities for all ages at the Appel Farm Tent
  • Free Parking

Appel Farm is only 35 minutes from Philadelphia PA, 30 minutes from Wilmington, DE and 90 minutes from Schwenksville, PA. Located in picturesque Salem County, NJ at 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, NJ 08318

The Folk Faire was made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Major funding for Appel Farm provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. Visitnj.org. 2014 Faire sponsors included the Bank of America, Keswick Theatre, PNC Arts Alive! and WXPN 88.5 FM. Additional funding sources include corporations, foundations and individual contributions by friends, Trustees and alumni of Appel Farm Arts & Music Center and the Philadelphia Folksong Society.