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The Show Must Go On! Kerrville Folk Festival Set for October

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Update: We’re sad to announce that The Kerrville Folk Festival will not be held in-person this year. Refunds are being offered, and fans are encouraged to help support the organization during this difficult time for our country.

The Kerrville Folk Festival, a touchstone musical experience for the Texas-music die hard, is set to go. While originally scheduled for an earlier date, organizers have adapted and pushed the iconic festival of arts and music back to October 8, 2020.


In the wake of COVID-19, other festivals around the state were forced to shut down. The Austin City Limits Music Festival and SXSW Conference and Festival in Austin were both canceled due to orders related to the pandemic.

The Longest Running Festival

The Show Must Go On! Kerrville Folk Festival Set for October

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Heading into its 49th consecutive year, The Kerrville Folk Festival is the oldest continuously running music festival in North America. The festival and its foundation have no plans on stopping any time soon. The average crowd over the past several festivals has been in the neighborhood of 30,000 patrons. Music lovers from all over the world come to the Hill Country to experience the one-of-a-kind, intimate performances.


With the influx of so many people descending upon the area, Kerrville and the surrounding communities depend upon the revenue from the festival to bolster their local economies. While the event is a unique experience for music fans, it’s also a lifeblood for local businesses.

Camping, Contests, and More!

The Show Must Go On! Kerrville Folk Festival Set for October

Photo: @nattanartprasomsri via Twenty20

The rescheduled festival is set for October 8-18 this year. Tickets for teens are half-price, and if you’re bringing anyone under the age of 12, they will get in for free. A variety of tent camping options are available. Restrooms and showers are located on-site, and most fest-goers who stay on-site utilize the tent-camping choice. If you’re an RV-er, the campground has 92 spots available. First come, first serve. If you’re in that category, get on it quick! If you don’t want to stay on-site, local bed and breakfasts and hotels would be happy to have your business.

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