Volunteers still needed for National Folk Festival

With just under two weeks until the National Folk Festival opens in Salisbury, drawing up to 80,000 people in town to enjoy music and dance, volunteers are still needed.

About 800 volunteers are required to man the event, Sept. 7 tthrough 9 Downtown, and can sign up individually or with groups of friends or business associates.

The average length of a volunteer shift is three to four hours and volunteers may take more than one shift.

Training will be provided at a volunteer rally from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.

Volunteers are needed to set up and provide first aid and transportation. They may choose what dates and times they will volunteer and select their jobs.

See getconnected.unitedway4us.

Send questions about volunteering to Mark and Kendall at volunteer@nationalfolkfestival.com.

Seven stages will be Downtown and all of the entertainers will perform every day, 45 minutes to one hour apart. The Festival will be bordered by Routes 13 and 50, Carroll Street and the Wicomico River.

There will be no admission charge.

On Friday, Sept. 7, shows will begin on four stages at 6 p.m. and the festival will end at 10:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, shows start at noon. The family area and stage will close at 5 p.m. and shows will end at 10:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, shows will start at noon and end at 6:30 p.m.


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