Beating 34 other cities vying for the chance to host the National Folk Festival for the next three years, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announced Tuesday the event would be coming to the crossroads of the peninsula beginning in September 2018.
The National Folk Festival is the nation’s longest-running traditional arts event: a three-day, free, outdoor, multicultural celebration of music, dance and traditional arts and culture, which historically draws upwards of 150,000 visitors, along with an economic impact of approximately $30 million a year.
During the festival and while the visitors are here, Worcester County tourism officials and business leaders stand ready to help them find places to stay, eat, shop and play.
“People come from all 50 states and many countries every year for this event,” Day said. “Hotels in every town will fill up, and we are grateful to the Town of Ocean City and Worcester County for partnering so well in the planning and timing for the event once we found out we won.”