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The annual Thunder Bay Folk Festival is a great, small and family-friendly festival located in beautiful Alpena Michigan. Join us for 2 days of live music on 3 stages, music and craft workshops, food and art vendors, children's activities, mind/body workshops, a community bonfire, a drum kiva, and so much more.

Camp Areas with Personalities - New for 2018!

Our camping areas have been given different names and personalities for 2018. The area that was designated as a “Quiet Camp” last year won’t be quiet anymore. This year that area is named “Hootenanny Hollow”. As the name suggests, late night jam sessions are now welcomed. The same is true for the loop camp area in the southwest corner of the property. That didn’t have a name before, but this year will become “Night Owl Lane”, another place where late night hooting and hollering is not only permitted, it’s encouraged.

If you are looking for a little tamer environment more conducive to sleep, you’ll want to set up camp in “Sleepy Hollow” which is at the north end of the grounds, running up to Naylor Road. The “Big Rig” campground is the same as in previous years.

There are a couple reasons for these changes. One is that we needed to identify group camping sites in order to get our camping permit from the health department. This will help emergency services locate someone if there’s a medical emergency. The other reason is that people have been asking “Where are the late night jams going on?”. Now they’ll know where to go: Hootenanny Hollow or Night Owl Lane. These are the areas farthest away from our neighbors. Sleepy Hollow and The Big Rig Camp adjoin private property and we don’t want to annoy these people with our carrying on all night.

We hope you find a spot where you fit in best. Some of us who want to play music late into the night will camp in Sleepy Hollow and walk over to Night Owl Lane or Hootenanny Hollow to join our friends. When we get tired we can walk back and get some sleep.