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Takoma Park Folk Festival

Takoma Park hosted its 33rd annual Folk Festivval Septemer 12.

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A young boy scout from Takoma Park's Den 33 helps a patron across a rope walk challenge. Every year as a fundraiser, the troop sells tickets that people can use for a variety of games.

A young boy scout from Takoma Park's Den 33 helps a patron across a rope walk challenge. Every year as a fundraiser, the troop sells tickets that people can use for a variety of games. 1Picture by Molly EllisonA sound man at the Grassy Nook stage adjusts sound levels before a performer plays, making sure that the sound quality is perfect for the performance. 2Picture by Molly EllisonSoutheast DC native and Grammy nominated musician, Christylez Bacon, performs a song at the festival. The guitar, human beat-box, and drums are just a few of the many instruments that Bacon plays. 3Picture by Molly EllisonMiddle School band, Ladle Fight, plays an acoustic set at the Grassy Nook stage. The band just released their first album, and has played at the Folk Festival in year's past. 4Picture by Molly EllisonThe Rock Creek Morris Women, based in Washington, D.C., perform a traditional English dance in a crowd of people in front of Takoma Park Middle School. The school is where the festival takes place every year. 5Picture by Molly EllisonAt the Grove Stage, festival-goers look through different CD's and merchandise from different bands. Performers at the festival rely on merchandise to make a profit, since they do not get paid for performing at the festival. 6Picture by Molly EllisonTie-Dye, a Takoma Park staple, is on sale in the craft section of the festival. The stand, Dyenosaur Tie Dye Company, based in Santa Cruz, California, sells t-shirts, dresses, blankets, and more. 7Picture by Molly EllisonA cook at a food stand prepares a popular Folk Festival dish, Teriyaki chicken. The festival offers an array of foods, including crab cakes, pizza, and fried oreos. 8Picture by Molly EllisonSomapa Thai Dance Company teaches a workshop open to all patrons of the Folk Festival at an indoor stage. The dance company also performed earlier in the day at the World Stage. 9Picture by Molly EllisonFolk band, the Honey Dewdrops, performs at the Seventh Heaven Stage. The band released their debut album in 2009 and recently released their second, These Old Roots. 10Picture by Molly EllisonMany different crafts, jewelry, and pieces of art are for sale at the festival, including this wood sculpture by sculptor, Tom Yates. 11Picture by Molly Ellison

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