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Richmond Folk Festival returns: 'I wouldn't miss this for the world'

Posted at 9:56 PM, Oct 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-09 23:35:27-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Some rain and showers did not keep people away from the second day of the Richmond Folk Festival Saturday.

The musical tradition is back for it's 16th year after a taking a year off due to the pandemic.

"We’ve been coming as long as the very first festival, we come out," Becky Edwards and her husband said.

“Oh my gosh, I would not miss this for the world," Erin Frye said.

“You know we would never miss this," Burke Willard added.

The three-day event highlights entertainment, food and music at Richmond's downtown riverfront.

“To be together and experiencing music and art and folk and culture in-person together," Frye explained. "There’s something different about the energy you get being in-person. I think that’s special."

Despite the rain, many people still made their way to Brown's Island to hear some of their favorite music.

"At least its not hot and humid and sticky, so an umbrella takes care of the rain," Edwards said.

"I brought a hat figured that would help me out. There are options out here for us," Frye added.

Gates open at 1 p.m. Sunday for the final day of the festival. While the festival is free, donations are being accepted.