2012 Festival Calendar (Posted by Richard Ash on 9/16/2011)
One of the best things Folkcraft did in 2011 was to start attending more dulcimer festivals. By going out and meeting people (dulcimer players!), we've been able to meet many of the people that we talk to on the phone all the time.
The Folkcraft display at a harp festival in Archbold, Ohio
We take a nice selection of instruments, and encourage our guests to play them. (There's NOT a sign that says "please don't touch"!)
There are a lot of factors that enter in to "can we afford to do a show?". Things like: distance from Woodburn, Indiana; number of dulcimer-playing attendees; duration of festival; and type of venue (indoors, outdoors, secure overnight display space).
The Folkcraft display at a NAMM show in Anaheim, California
Our booth is pretty large, space-wise. Ideally, we would be assigned an area twenty feet wide, and eight or nine feet deep. (We can get by with less space, but a bigger display makes it more worthwhile to do smaller/farther away shows.) The space ought to be indoors. Multi-day festivals need to have a vending area that locks securely at night.
Would you like to have Folkcraft visit your festival? We want to come! If you're the person in charge of vending at a dulcimer event, please call or email. We want to reserve the date for your event!
When people think of heirloom-quality instruments, they think of Folkcraft. Here's why: Our instruments are handmade in the United States of America, not in a cheap overseas factory. Our instruments are crafted one at a time, not on an assembly line. Our instruments are made of solid woods, not out of plywood.
Folkcraft instruments are made with pride and tradition, using the same methods as our founders used in 1968. Folkcraft Instruments is a family business, with two generations of luthiers putting their skill and experience into every instrument they create.