Reviewers have also praised the folk artists in the lineup.
Berggren has been collecting, writing and singing folk music of the Adirondacks for 30 years, He grew up in the Adirondacks on the land farmed by his ancestors, hearing stories and songs from friends and neighbors. Vermont Public Radio calls Berggren's music: "A genuine treasure - fresh and timeless, full of courage and down-to-earth richness."
Reviewers have praised Susan Trump's dulcimer playing and vocals as resembling "languid mountain breezes, the dulcimer lines are seamless and graceful."
Mike and Ruthy, also critically acclaimed, have performed their original Indie-Americana compositions internationally. A magazine in the Netherlands reviewed a performance by this Hudson Valley couple as "Gorgeous acoustic music by two perfectly connected musicians, which exceeds any genre such as folk."
The performance stage at the park provides good acoustics, and the park setting allows children have active fun nearby in a playground while others enjoy the music, Farbaniec said. She invited families to bring a blanket, enjoy a picnic, and stay for the day.
The Fabulous Folk Fest will be held regardless of the weather, Farbaniec said. The rain location is the Bolton Town Hall, which Farbaniec says has great acoustics.
Farbaniec said she had high expectations for the fifth annual Folk Fest.
"It's so scenic, the music is outstanding, the experience in the park - it's a perfect experience," she said.