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Day Trip: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Where Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, Pa., 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia

When Aug. 20-22. Camping festival attendees also have access to a Thursday concert.

What Now in its 49th year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival is an annual blend of music, crafts and food. Music is the main focus, with more than three dozen acts to be hosted by folk personality Gene Shay.

Featured performers include Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. A children's area between two of the stages will offer storytellers, crafts and other entertainment.

How much Tickets ranged last week from $49 to $163, with pricing options continuing to change based on availability.

What's nearby The Keswick Theatre in Glenside has shows scheduled on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday leading into the festival weekend. The Spring Mountain Ski Area offers zipline tours through the treetops and rock climbing.

Information folkfest.org

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