Always the weekend after Labor Day

Register here to win 2 free nights at the Hilton Garden Inn for up to 4 people  and a $50.00 gift certificate at Spaghetti Benders. You must be over 21 to win. Deadline to submit was August 26th at midnight. Winner was drawn at 4 pm August 27th, 2021. Congratulations to
Jamie Thompson who won the contest
We had 119 submissions for the contest 
Thanks everyone!!! 

 Thursday night film was a documentary on the CCC Camps

The Festival started Friday afternoon with a ceremony and

bands in the evening

Saturday there were craft vendors and bands, ceremonies and workshops.

Featured this year will be a fiddle contest

The Walk of Fame ceremony took place at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 11th in front of Spaghetti Benders restaurant on 565 Philadelphia  Street in downtown Indiana. We will take precautions with masks and social distancing. 


For more information go to the EVENT tab above and the WALK OF FAME page or contact co-founder Tony DeLoreto at 724-840-5661

We had beautiful weather and wonderful crowds. Thanks to all who helped with the festival and attended. It was a great day!

FEATURED NEWS: In 2020 we celebrated the
"Year of the Woman" to celebrate
the 100th year anniversary of woman's suffrage
In 2019 NAFF, Inc. and the American Legion Post 141

 hosted The Wall That Heals in October, 2019

The 2nd Annual National Vietnam War Veterans Day Program was at the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana at 621 Wayne Ave. March 29th, 2020.  


Welcome to the original Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, Inc. NAFF initially began in 2013 by Jim Dougherty through his passion and interest in Appalachian history. Through this event, he strives to share what’s so wonderful and interesting about the areas that make up Northern Appalachia through educational seminars, music, movies, and more.


The 2021 Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, Inc. will feature two days of music, food, street vendors, beer, and Northern Appalachian history on our downtown's main street. 

We will also be honoring a new list of influential people for the Walk of Fame as well as raising money for our local community center. 

NAFF Inc. will follow CDC / State mandates and  guidelines for the 2021 Folk Festival. 

Covid - 19 Vaccinations 
Location: Spaghetti Benders
Time:  11:00 pm to 3 pm


Be a part of something special. Contact us to be involved.