Door County Folk Festival
Get Your Foot In The Door!
Sister Bay, Ephraim & Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Tel: (847)-846-8139, (773)-634-9381 -


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Thank you very much for your inquiry about the Door County Folk Festival (DCFF).  The Festival begins on the Wednesday following Independence Day (July 4th) .  The Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) is one of the most fun-filled, enjoyable and educational dance weekends held in the Midwest.  Each year, the DCFF attracts between 250 and 350 participants to Door County, Wisconsin, from all around the U.S., Canada and often other countries. - Click Here for an Overview of DCFF

The Door Peninsula, mid-America's favorite vacation area, is located in north east Wisconsin between Green Bay and Lake Michigan.  Door County, often alluded to as "the Cape Cod" of the Midwest, has something for everyone, including: sandy beaches, rocky shores, scenic hiking trails & vistas,bike trails, canoeing, sailing & boating, state parks, fishing, "pick your own" orchards, guided and self-guided scenic tours, museums, art galleries, music & theater, water sports, golf, unique shopping opportunities, an outdoor drive-in movie park, and a large selection of restaurants including one with "goats on the roof".

The DCFF is a 5-day event that primarily features participatory activities including workshops in:

  • Ethnic Folk Dance
  • Ethnic Folk Music
  • Ethnic Folk Singing
  • Traditional American Contra & Square Dance
  • Argentine Tango, Swing & Lindy Hop & Other Dance Forms
During the first few years of DCFF, there were a number of concerts where participants would "sit down" to watch performers on stage.  In the early 1980s, the formal concert events were discontinued and the Festival format was changed to be more oriented towards active participation in Dance, Singing and Music Workshops and Dance Parties. 

In 2003 & 2004, DCFF tried to revive a "sit down" Music Concert, as an alternative event on Saturday evening. Due to the festival attendees preference for participatory activites, this concert event was discontinued in 2005.

DCFF has already booked the dance orchestras and music and singing instructors for the 2017 festival, so there is little chance that we would need to hire additional staff.

Please refer to the organizations below in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana that might be good contacts for your performances.

Paul Collins
DCFF Co-Director

In Door County, Wisconsin
In Chicago, Illinois
Door County Auditorium
P O Box 397
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Tel: (920)-868-2728
Fax: (920)-868-2590

Concerts and other Events Held at Door County Auditorium
Year Round

Program Director
City Of Chicago - Department Of Cultural Affairs
78 E Washington  -  4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: (312)-744-8945
Fax: (312)-744-8921

Chicago SummerDance Programs - May-August
Chicago World Music Festival - August-September
Chicago WinterDance & Other City Programs

Program Director
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Tel: (773)-751-3330
Fax: (773)-316-5243

Concerts, Classes, Special Events 
Year Round

In Madison, Wisconsin
In Bloomington, Indiana
Madison World Music Festival
Dan Talmo
Lotus World Music Festival
P.O. Box 1667
Bloomington, IN 47402
Tel: (812)-336-6599
Fax: (812)-336-3959
In Wausau, Wisconsin
Wausau Festival of Arts
Abe Gabor