National Folk Festival attracts a world of culture to Johnstown, Pa.


August 25, 1991

The National Folk Festival brought over 100,000 people to Johnstown, Pa., over the Labor Day weekend last year.

BNow in its second year, the festival will be held Friday to Sunday in the 10-block section known as Cambria City. The Polish art of straw painting, needlework of women from Laos, Mexican pinatas, Afro-American carvings and Pennsylvania German hooked rugs are among the many craft displays and demonstrations. Four stages of entertainment offer everything from an Appalachian guitarist to a Yugoslavian band to the mariachi tradition of Mexico. Over 70 ethnic food booths will represent foods from all corners of the globe.

Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (814) 539-1889.

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