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2011 Festival Blog - Marketplace

Folklife Festival T-Shirt Collectors

Visitors, volunteers, and staff who make the Smithsonian Folklife Festival an annual event in their lives often collect Festival T-shirts.Read More

July 3, 2011   9 Comments

Get a Free Smithsonian Folkways CD at the Folklife Festival!

Get a temporary tattoo, and redeem for a free CD (with purchase)! Smithsonian Folklife Festival staff will be handing outRead More

June 30, 2011   No Comments

2011 Festival Marketplace

Located adjacent to the Freer Gallery of Art, this year’s Marketplace features crafts, jewelry, textiles, and recordings related to theRead More

June 25, 2011   2 Comments

Shea Butter Production at the Festival

In parts of sub-Saharan West Africa, the production of shea butter is a traditional trade passed down from mother toRead More

June 23, 2011   No Comments

Get Your Festival Gear On!

This year, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will offer a variety of specially designed apparel for purchase at the Marketplace: “Est.Read More

June 13, 2011   8 Comments

Promoting Sustainability on the Mall: The Festival Debuts Collectible Water Bottles and Free Water Stations

This summer, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival debuts 3 free filtered water stations located on Festival grounds. The Folklife Festival isRead More

May 31, 2011   No Comments