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Annual Folk and Heritage Festival returns to Glendale

(Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival Photo)

PHOENIX – Glendale’s annual event to celebrate folk music, culture and history is back.

The 31st annual Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival will take over Sahuaro Ranch on Feb. 29 and March 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The free festival features more than 400 performers on five stages. It will feature live cowboy poetry, authentic storytelling, bluegrass music and more.

Festival goers can also participate in workshops to learn how to play spoons, saws, ukuleles, harmonicas, swing guitar, penny whistle, jug band, autoharps and more.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

There is some seating around the event, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

New to the festival, attendees have the opportunity to participate in a Plein Air painting competition on Saturday.

Plein Air means paintings are done outdoors. Artists can paint anywhere within the Glendale city limits but they must check in at the festival site.

Sahuaro Ranch is located at 9802 N. 59th Avenue.

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