CarMax Family Area

Produced by the Children’s Museum of Richmond

Camp Folk Fest!


Lace up your boots and head outdoors with the Children’s Museum to the CarMax Family Area as they present: Camp Folk Fest! Discover the fun of camping and the joy of learning through play with crafts, games, prizes and more! Children can create amazing explorer caps, capture the sun with handmade sun catchers, construct a tent, learn about animal prints, compete in forest games, and so much more! Hope to see you there, camper!

Richmond Folk Festival Junior Ranger Program

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Calling all kids! A child's visit to a National Park wouldn't be complete without earning a Junior Ranger patch. The Richmond Folk Festival takes place along the riverfront surrounding Richmond National Battlefield Park’s main visitor center at Historic Tredegar. Explore the festival and Historic Tredegar through a one-of-a-kind Junior Ranger booklet created just for this occasion. Pick up your Richmond Folk Festival Junior Ranger booklet at the Richmond National Battlefield Park booth in the CarMax Family Area on Saturday or Sunday, complete the activities, then bring it to the Junior Ranger Swearing-In Ceremony at the CarMax Family Area Stage to earn a limited-edition Richmond Folk Festival Junior Ranger patch.
Swearing-In Ceremony Times:
Saturday, October 13, 3:45 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 4:15 p.m.

Every Kid In a Park Print Station

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Fourth graders stop by the Richmond National Battlefield Park's print station to print your very own National Park pass. The Every Kid In a Park program was started by former President Obama to get kids, between the ages of 9 and 10, outdoors and into National Parks. This unique pass is FREE to all fourth graders. The pass will allow fourth graders and their families entry into any National Park for free for an entire school year! Come by the print station booth in the CarMax Family Area on Saturday or Sunday to print your pass. 

Josh Goforth

Appalachian storytelling, ballad singing, and music
Asheville, North Carolina

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Storyteller, ballad singer, and multi-instrumentalist Josh Goforth is a native of Madison County in western North Carolina. Situated deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area is known for its keeping of unbroken ballad and storytelling traditions brought by early Scots-Irish and English settlers in the mid-17th century. It was also fertile ground for the rise of American string band music played on fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Proud to share his Appalachian heritage with audiences near and far, Josh Goforth draws from each of these wellsprings.
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Dog’s New Clothes

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Dog’s New Clothes was formed in 1989 by Glenn Habel and Norman Roscher, two RVA dads who had written songs for their children. Their first gig was at Narnia Book Store in 1989. Soon thereafter they played June Jubilee, The Richmond Children’s Festival and the Easter Parade on Monument Avenue. They became the “house band” for the Children’s Museum of Richmond and also wrote original songs for Stephanie Pyle’s Rocket Radio show which aired on WCVE. Dog’s New Clothes has appeared at the Governor’s Mansion, the White House Easter Roll (twice), the VMFA and numerous festivals, museums, schools and libraries throughout Virginia

The Steward School’s Uke ‘n’ Roll

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ukulele, pop, rock
Richmond, VA

Featuring Grade 5 and 6 students from The Steward School, The Uke ‘n’ Roll ensemble will jam out to songs by Queen, Ace of Base, Justin Timberlake, Elvis Presley, Bruno Mars, The Carter Family, Coldplay and Ben E. King! Featured in USA TodayUke ‘n’ Roll provides an alternative teaching method to refresh the music program in school systems and inspire the community using the world’s easiest, most engaging and addictive instrument — the ukulele. Directed by Samson Trinh and John McAlister.

Janet Martin

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Janet is a native of Richmond, Virginia and has been dividing her live performances between the U.S. and Europe since 2004. She is a multi-published writer with over 40 original songs copy-written and administered through BMI and GEMA in the USA and Europe. Janet has shared the stage with a wide array of musicians throughout her expansive career, including John Prine, Warren Zevon, Leon Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Aaron Neville.

Well known for her various styles, Janet has recorded and released 9 CD's to critical acclaim, including her most recent "Eve Sessions" - her first solo self-produced and self-recorded CD. “Eve Sessions” is receiving airplay in 13 countries. Currently she is working on a new project planned for 2018.



  • 12:00 – 12:45 Josh Goforth (Appalachian storytelling)

  • 1:00 – 1:45 Janet Martin (presented by JAMinc)

  • 2:00 – 2:45 Zuni Olla Maidens (Zuni dance and song)

  • 3:00 – 3:45 Josh Goforth (Appalachian storytelling)

  • 3:45 – 3:55 Junior Ranger Swearing-In

  • 4:00 – 5:00 The Scott Street Five-String Finals (youth banjo contest presented by JAMinc)


  • 12:00 – 12:30 The Steward School's Uke 'n' Roll (presented by JAMinc)

  • 12:45 – 1:30 The New York Crimean Tatar Ensemble (Crimean Tatar)

  • 1:45 – 2:15 Josh Goforth (Appalachian storytelling)

  • 2:30 – 3:15 Dog’s New Clothes (presented by JAMinc)

  • 3:30 – 4:15 Zhou Family Band (traditional wind and percussion music from central-eastern China)

  • 4:15 – 4:25 Junior Ranger Swearing-In

  • 4:30 – 5:00 Josh Goforth (Appalachian storytelling)