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If you didn't know! We produce our own music festival called Folkfaces Fest! It's coming up on our 7th year!!!
 It’s labor of love! Many moving parts! But bringing eclectic talented friends and incredible performers to new audiences in Western NY brings us joy!
This year some of the offerings include: the amazing and prolific Pete Bernhard (of The Devil Makes Three), many of us have seen and sang along to his band The Devil Makes Three. Folk music maestro Bruce Molsky returns! Cello goblin supreme Rushad Eggleston celebrates his birthday with us this year!!! Bella's Bartok plays two sets, fun! Ragtime and world music by The Brothers Wayfare! …and much, much more!
Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite! Camping is sold separately through Cherry Hill Campground!
We feature workshops, vendors, and all kinds of activities!
It’s a theme party! This year is Above Hell/Below Heaven! Costumes, decorations and etc… if you have an idea, wanna feature your art, vend, sponsor, donate food or drinks or supplies, let us know!
We couldn’t do it without the help of our generous sponsors and all the dedicated friends, fans, festival attendees and volunteers! Big thanks to all of you!
Folkfaces Fest 7
“Above Hell/Below Heaven” Cherry Hill Campground in Darien Center, NY September 28th-October 1st
Western New Yorks favorite annual autumnal celebration of local, regional, and national roots music curated by Folkfaces! 4 days of music, camping, and fun!

Pete Bernhard (of The Devil Makes Three)
Bruce Molsky
Bella's Bartok (x2)
Folkfaces (x2)
Dirty Blanket
DiTrani Brothers
The Brothers Wayfare
Yes, Ma'am
Jason Dea West
Nathan Kalish
Hunter Burgamy Trio
Jacky Blaire & The Hot Biscuits
Joe Beard
John Dady & Benny Bleu
Grosh Miller and The Other Sinners The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance
The Damone Jackson Outcome Matt Rivers
Hollow Turtle
Buffalo Bully Brass
Turf N Turf
Bosko Bakers Do Makers
Benny Bleu
Carolyn Shapiro
Buffalo Bluegrass Allstars
Adam the Traveling Pianist Captain Tom & The Hooligans Leroy Townes
Kathryn Koch Band

Songwriter circle: Spud, Tyler Bagwell, Rena Guinn, Danny Mills, Calya Lea

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation
Jack Rabbit
Lavender Haze Collective Bernunzio’s Uptown Music The Hotel Crittenden
Bop Shop Records
Allentown Music
The Big Easy in Buffalo Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance Art by Joe Ski Tupelo Honey LLC
Captain Tom & The Hooligans

Workshops, Camping, Vendors, Artist Village, Film Screening, Midnight Movie, Kids Tent, Yoga, Art Installations, Mycology Foray, Costume Contest, Raffles, Open Jams, Paint Wall, Tetherball, Volleyball court, Horseshoes, Community Fires, Hiking Trails
Poster by Art by Joe Ski
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Tickets on sale now!!!


Annual autumn camping music festival in Western New York hosted by the band Folkfaces featuring music, art, vendors, workshops, yoga & more!


September 29th-October 2nd!

Cherry Hill Campground in Darien Center,


This event is sponsored by:

Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation

Jack Rabbit

Rigidized Metals

The Big Easy In Buffalo

The Fretted Buffalo

The Hotel Crittenden

Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance

Lavender Haze Collective 

Bernunzio’s Uptown Music

NYS Music

42 North Brewing Company

Meier’s Creek Brewing

Allentown Music




Folkfaces x2
Rose & The Bros
The Resonant Rogues
Ever-Lovin' Jug Band
Cristina Vane
DiTrani Brothers
Temple Cabin Band
Jason Dea West
Annie and the Fur Trappers
Hunter Burgamy
Feral Foster
The Crybabies
The Henrie Brothers
The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance
Mo' Mojo Music trio
The Honey Smugglers
Andy Cohen

Joe Wunderle & Tebbs Karney
12/8 Path Band
The Skiffle Minstrels
The Hot Club of Buffalo
Well Worn Boot

Public Water Supply
The Stinky Boots String Band
Square dance with Buffalo Bluegrass Allstars
Bellwether Breaks
Dr. Jazz & the Jazzbugs
Ellen Pieroni & the Encyclopedia of Soul
Jackson Cavalier & the Big Dead Waltz
The Forest Dwellers
Kathryn Koch Band
Ribbit Exhibit
Moon Hollow
Bosko Baker
Pastel Panties
The Lowlies
Henry's Summer Kitchen
Alyssa Rodriguez
Adam the Traveling Pianist

Sunday songwriter circle:
Austin Stambaugh
Mikee Strongmen
Jim Watkins
Katie Alyssandra
tuesday nite

Artist at large Ellen Pieroni

Tickets prices:

Puppy pass:
Presale $20
Gate $25

Thursday Day Pass:
Presale $25
Gate $30

Fri & Sat Day Pass:
Presale $50
Gate $55

Sunday Day Pass:
Presale $40
Gate $45

In Folkfaces We Trust: $85 6/25-7/16

Early bird weekend pass: $95 7/17-7/31

Presale weekend pass: $110 8/1-9/28

Gate weekend pass: $130

VIP pass: $150

***Camping fee is separate from festival pass. Book your site at (this includes RVs & cabins).***


A slight change from last year… Festival pass and camping fee are separate! You must purchase camping on Cherry Hill Campgrounds website after you purchase festival pass! This includes RVs & Cabins! Festival ticket does not include camping!

Camping will be available at:



A very limited amount of VIP Cabins and RV spaces (no hookups) will be available once tickets go on sale and will sell out quickly.


All sales final! Refunds issued at the discretion of the festival!


For booking inquiries, volunteering, & sponsorship opportunities this event please contact:

Tyler Westcott



To vend at this event please contact:

Colleen Bielemeier

(315) 398-2134


Folkfaces Fest is small but growing grassroots style music festival thrown by Tyler Westcott & his band Folkfaces. The fest is rapidly approaching its 6th year! This years festival date is set for September 29th-October 2nd. The festival takes place at Cherry Hill Campground in Darien Center, NY (40 minutes from Buffalo, about an hour from Rochester).

About Cherry Hill Campground:

This well manicured campground has 50 campsites scattered through out its 63 acres. Each with their own picnic table and fire ring. A few unfurnished barebones cabins. A bathhouse with 6 flush toilets and two showers, laundry and vending machines. There are numerous spigots with potable water spread throughout the festival grounds. A camp store with all your camping supply needs, snacks, drinks and more.


The festival has three areas for performances The Greystone Stage (main stage), The Gage Stage (side woods stage), and the Slyboots Tent (a large circus tent for performance, workshops, activities and more).

Artists village & food vendors:

We host food vendors of all varieties. We try to have some healthy options as well as standard fair fare. We include art and craft vendors as well. We are always seeking more vendors to add to our food court and artist village.

Other activities:

We also host yearly film fests, square dances, paint wall, mycology forays, & workshops with artists.


At Folkfaces Fest we curate unique national and regional acts mostly of the roots music or world music variety. Over the last half a decade we have hosted many notable performers including Grammy award winning co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Dom Flemons “the American Songster”, champion fiddler & ragtime banjoist Aaron Jonah Lewis, Viral YouTube sensation Abby the Spoon Lady, folk hero Bruce Molsky, ragtime blues guitarist Andy Cohen, Kentucky Colonel and front man of the Legendary Shack Shakers -JD Wilkes, Texas one man band, Scott H. Biram, Innovative folk duo Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton, freak folk legend Baby Gramps, and many many others…

We have built a beautiful community over the years and we hope you will join us this year and see what Folkfaces Fest is all about!


Folkfaces fest 6 is in memory of Allen Greystone & Keith Adams

Festivals past...

2021: a folkface odyssey
September 30th-October 3rd
at Cherry 
Hill Campground in Darien Center, NY

This event is sponsored by:

Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation
Balbert Marketing
The Hotel Crittenden
42 North Brewing Company
The Fretted Buffalo
Allentown Music
Slyboots School of Music and Dance
Lavender Haze Collective
Tupelo Honey Spa
Art by Joe Ski



Presale Tickets/RV Passes/VIP Cabin Fever now on sale at:


Hreadliners include:

Scott H. Biram
J.D. Wilkes
Bruce Molsky
Andy Cohen Blues Player
Mike Gantzer
Dirty Blanket
DiTrani Brothers


also perfroming..

The Brothers Blue
Slyboots Circus
Sol Y Sombra
Feral Foster
Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts
Black Rock Zydeco
Holy Locust
C'est Bon Cajun Dance Band
The Dishonest Fiddlers
Uncle Ben's Remedy
Organ Fairchild
Dr. Jazz & the Jazzbugs
Tommy Luke
La Marimba
Lala Funstar!
The Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers
Daniel Byrd Music
Old World Warblers
The Observers
Moon Hollow
Yellow Jack
Pine Fever
Fred Brown
Nusantara Arts - Buffalo Gamelan Sari Raras Irama
Jungle Steve
Woven Home
Shoot Ya
Songwriter circle: Saranaide, Little cake, Michael Solo Farrow, Peter Latona

Year 5! Half a decade of Folkfaces Fest! We are so excited to get back doing what we love! Expect all the familiar faces and some new ones too! This years event will be space/alien themed! Covid regulations will be observed. Getting your vaccine or a negative covid test within a week before strongly encouraged for attendees.

Folkfaces Fest is a celebration of roots music, community, and culture in Western New York and beyond. Hosted by the band Folkfaces. This will be the 5th annual year. The date for this year is September 30th-October 3rd at Cherry Hill Campground in Darien Center, NY (between Rochester and Buffalo) right across from a theme park! Over the last 4 years we have hosted Dom Flemons, Abby the Spoon Lady, Aaron Jonah Lewis, Yes Ma’am, Woody Pines, Richie and Rosie, Baby Gramps, Cristina Vane, The Ditrani Brothers, Feral Foster, Shine Delphi, and many others… and this year we are doing a space/alien theme calling it “2021: a folkface odyssey” riffing on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey. Join us and let’s get weird.

Here’s what to expect:

Musical performances by national and regional artists, food vendors, workshops with performers, artist village, art installations, square dance, mushroom walk, film tent, camping, bonfires, costume contest, open jams, songwriter circle and more…

Tickets (available on

$75 – Blind Faith (6/24 – 7/7)

$80 – Early bird (7/7 – 7/21)

$95 – Presale (7/21 – 9/29)

$100 – Gate (cash only)

Very limited space available for RVs (no hookups and they will sell out very fast)

A few unfurnished cabins will be available for VIP ticket price (Official Folkfaces Fest poster signed by Folkfaces, 6 pack of local beer, and party favors)

Multiple food vendors with vegetarian and vegan options (also welcome to BYOB and food)

42 North Brewing Companys new tap truck TAP TREKKER will be on site pouring beer!



Yoga on Saturday & Sunday with Holly Adams at noon in the Slyboots Tent

Mushroom Walk with Shea Akers Sunday afternoon

Workshops with artists

Costume contest

Paint wall



Friday night local “Film Fest” with Matt Wisniewski

MIDNIGHT MOVIES in the Slyboots tent Friday and Saturday


Familys welcome (kids 12 and under FREE)

We will be collecting canned goods, nonperishable food items, lightly worn winter jackets and coats, and unopened packs of socks and underwear at the gate for Friends Of Night People (local 716 soup kitchen & shelter)

Cherry Hill Campground is a beautiful place with well manicured grounds. Each campsite has a fire ring and a picnic table. Please keep it beautiful. Leave it better than you found it.

On site there is a bathhouse with 6 flush toilets and 2 showers. Multiple spigots with potable are throughout the grounds. Firewood, Snacks, blankets, soft drinks, coffee, and many other supplies are available for sale in the Cherry Hill Campstore.

Puppy pass $25 + waiver

Well behaved, leashed, and picked up after dogs welcome for an additional fee

Vendors/artists please contact Colleen Bielemeier:

We are seeking short film submissions from local filmmakers for our Friday night “Film Fest” please contact Matt Wisniewski at:

folkfaces fest poster.jpg

Past festivals !!!!





Folkfaces Fest 2019 Sponsors:

Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation

Veterans Hemp Market

Lavender Haze Collective
Bernunzio's Uptown Music

Slyboots School of Music, Art, & Dance

Tupelo Honey Spa

Black Rock Zydeco

Shianne Waxing Studio

The Hotel Crittenden

The Fretted Buffalo

Allentown Music

The Heating and Cooling Guys LLC

Michael J. Anderson at Witkin Scott Associates inc.

Interested in Sponsoring? Email us at

THURSDAY Early Setup & Pre-party
The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers!
$20 - tickets available on Eventbrite

Workshops in the Slyboots Circus Tent:
Drumming with Griffin Brady
Banjo with Ben Haravitch
Fiddle with Brendan Gosson
Spoons with Abby the Spoon Lady
Harmonica with Richie Sasala

Yoga with Holly Adams

Festival info:
-Kids 10 and under FREE
-7 RV spots available - must purchase on Eventbrite
-6 flush toilets onsite & 2 showers available for use all weekend
-Potable running water available from spigots onsite
-Dogs are allowed with a $25 fee - available at the door & on Eventbrite
-Car camping is $15 (limit 2 per campsite)
-Field parking is FREE

Cherry Hill Campground 1516 Sumner Rd, Darien Center, NY 14040 (across from the theme park)

Bands, Vendors, Yoga, Art, Workshops, Camping, Bonfires, Open Jams, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Raffles, and more...

Hosted by Folkfaces & Cherry Hill Campground:

Folkfaces Fest 2018

All photos by Meg Borruso Photography

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