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American Folk Festival

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It’s here! The American Folk Festival has taken over the Bangor Waterfront through Sunday! This weekend every year Bangor folks and people from away flock to the Bangor Waterfront to get a taste of something new.

As you can see, there are dozens of reason to visit the Folk Festival this weekend. Why do I visit? Probably the same reason why a lot of people do: THE FOOD! I always try to make it a point to try something I’ve never had before. Considering the variety of food vendors, it’s a pretty easy task. This year I decided I was going to have my very first gyro! It’s actually quite surprising that I’ve never tasted one before. If you listen to our morning show on a regular basis, (You know you do! :) )  you probably know that I eat at Kosta’s often. Everyone raves about their gyros and I’ve never been brave enough to order one. No worries! The friendly folks from the St George Greek Orthodox Church are there as always servin’ up gyros, souvlaki, athenian burger, spanakopita, baklava, kourambiethes, rizogalo, lemonade, coffee, water & orangina!

I’m going back today for day #2 and I’m thinkin’ about munchin’ on some alligator bites from Hammerheads Seafood! Hope to see everyone there! Check out the American Folk Festival Schedule!

According to the American Folk Festival website:

Here’s what awaits you at the American Folk Festival:

  • the nation’s finest performing groups sharing the traditional arts of their region, culture and heritage
  • 4 stages of music and dance
  • traditional craft demonstrations and exhibits
  • a children’s area with activities for the whole family
  • dozens of food vendors offering ethnic food, regional specialties and traditional festival favorites
  • a Marketplace offering unique, handcrafted items and “Taste of Maine” treats for sale


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