We at the New Jersey Folk Festival are committed to making our event an enjoyable, educational, and low-stress experience for all of our guests.


Priority seating

At the Skylands, Pinelands, and Shore stages, priority seating will be designated for persons with disabilities and pregnant persons. Chairs at all of our stages are placed on grass-covered grounds of Eagleton Institute.


Accommodations for the Deaf and Hard-of Hearing

ASL interpreters will be available at several of our most-anticipated acts, performances, and discussions to provide services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. As the festival approaches, a detailed schedule of ASL interpretation will be made available. For more information on ASL interpretation, contact our 2017 Seminar Tent Coordinator Sofia Gharaibeh at


Accommodations for people with impaired vision

Our festival is known both for its lively musical acts and its array of crafters and other tradition bearers. At the Heritage Area, volunteers and exhibitors may lead visitors with impaired vision on a tactile tour of select exhibited crafts. This year’s Heritage Area Coordinator, Michael Hyland, can assist you; contact him at


Service Animals

The festival welcomes dogs and other service animals. Water will be available for service animals at the Gatehouse at the top of the hill.


Restrooms and wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessible restrooms can be found at the bottom of the hill in the Loree Classroom Building; an accessible portable restroom will be located at the top of the hill by the Gatehouse. For a map of the festival grounds, see here.
The Crafts Path and other parts of the festival are located on paved pathways. Other parts of the festival take place on grass and along wood-chipped paths.



If you have suggestions for how to make the Festival a more welcoming and accessible environment for all of our guests, please contact us at

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