Door County Folk Festival
Get Your Foot In The Door!
Sister Bay, Ephraim & Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Tel: (847)-846-8139, (773)-634-9381 -


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Thank you very much for your inquiry about the Door County Folk Festival (DCFF).  The Festival begins on the Thursday following Independence Day (July 4th) .  The Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) is one of the most fun-filled, enjoyable and educational dance weekends held in the Midwest.  Each year, the DCFF attracts between 250 and 350 participants to Door County, Wisconsin, from all around the U.S., Canada and often other countries. - Click Here for an Overview of DCFF

The Door Peninsula, mid-America's favorite vacation area, is located in north east Wisconsin between Green Bay and Lake Michigan.  Door County, often alluded to as "the Cape Cod" of the Midwest, has something for everyone, including: sandy beaches, rocky shores, scenic hiking trails & vistas,bike trails, canoeing, sailing & boating, state parks, fishing, "pick your own" orchards, guided and self-guided scenic tours, museums, art galleries, music & theater, water sports, golf, unique shopping opportunities, an outdoor drive-in movie park, and a large selection of restaurants including one with "goats on the roof".

The DCFF is a 5-day event that primarily features participatory activities including workshops in:

  • Ethnic Folk Dance
  • Ethnic Folk Music
  • Ethnic Folk Singing
  • Traditional American Contra & Square Dance
  • Argentine Tango, Swing & Lindy Hop & Other Dance Forms
DCFF is not the typical folk festival.  There is no real tradition of establishing "booth space" and there is a no concept of a "captive audience" sitting down at a concert or wandering around a vendor's midway.  DCFF has worked with a select group of vendors for over 20 years and it does not appear that we'll need to add new vendors this year. 

In the last ten years, we have considered adding new vendors, however since this is an atypical festival, there are not a lot of opportunities or spaces for vendors to present their wares as they do in more "conventional" folk festivals.. 

Please feel free to contact us if you feel that you might still want to present a proposal to us as a vendor.

Paul Collins
DCFF Co-Director

In Door County, Wisconsin
In Chicago, Illinois
Katherine Liden
Door County Auditorium
P O Box 397
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Tel: (920)-868-2728
Fax: (920)-868-2590

Concerts and other Events Held at Door County Auditorium
Year Round

Michael Orlove
Program Director
City Of Chicago - Department Of Cultural Affairs
78 E Washington  -  4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: (312)-744-8945
Fax: (312)-744-8921

Chicago SummerDance Programs - May-August
Chicago World Music Festival - August-September
Chicago WinterDance & Other City Programs

Gerhard Bernhard
Sunset Concert Cruises
10055 Hwy 57
Sister Bay, WI 54234
Tel: (920)-854-2986

Possible Leads to Other Performance Venues

Sarah Dandelles
Program Director
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Tel: (773)-751-3330
Fax: (773)-316-5243

Concerts, Classes, Special Events 
Year Round

In Madison, Wisconsin
In Bloomington, Indiana
Madison World Music Festival
Dan Talmo
Lotus World Music Festival
P.O. Box 1667
Bloomington, IN 47402
Tel: (812)-336-6599
Fax: (812)-336-3959
In Wausau, Wisconsin
Wausau Festival of Arts
Abe Gabor