Folk Circle Association

Before we publish any events for 2022,

 we want to make sure it is feasible and secure to implement.

The Folk Circle Association Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that promotes participatory folk arts in Berea and beyond. We encourage people of all ages to express themselves and to create community through tradition-based dance, music, crafts, story-telling, international exchange, and other activities.

March 11-13: Spring in my Steps - dance weekend sponsored by Lexington Vintage Dance. ‚Äč Cancelled.

March 26, 2022: 1st Pinnacle Jazzfest sponsored by The Folk Circle.

April 22-24, 2022: 19th Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend sponsored by Hands Four.

August 18-21, 2022: 13th Berea Celtic Fest and Gathering, sponsored by The Folk Circle.

December 11, 2022: 29th Danish American Yule Fest, sponsored by The Folk Circle.

2nd and 4th Saturdays 10 am - 12 pm: Old Time Music sessions.

3rd Friday and 4th Saturdays: Contra Dance.

4th Saturday 4 pm - 6/7 pm: English Country Dance + meal.

Monthly storytelling via zoom.


"A Touch Of Berea" is made possible by generous local musicians, who have donated a tune for this exciting album. Proceeds will go to the Folk Circle Association.

Multiple thanks to Zoe Speaks/Mitch Barrett/Carla Gover, Berea Castoffs/Al White, Blind Ricky/Randall Conn/Danny Barnes/The Music Makers, Kristi Miller, Steven Emery Johnson, Dove Creek/Pam Perry, Berea College Bluegrass Band/Al White, McLain Family Band, Al, Alice & Ruth, Skip Jack/Deborah Thompson, Deborah Payne, Jennifer Rose, Donna & Lewis Lamb, and Robert Tincher. 

"Hands Four Spring Dance" anniversary CD. This CD is made possible by generous musicians from across America, who have donated a contra dance tune or waltz for this amazing album. Proceeds will go to the Folk Circle Association.

Gratitude to Berea Castoffs, Wild Asparagus, Hotpoint Stringband, Great Bear Trio, Groovemongers, Brittany Bay, Elixir, Perpetual e-Motion, Elftones, The Contrarians, Coffee Zombies, Contrary Travelers, Pigtown Alley, and Wake Up Robin.

This is a great GIFT FROM BEREA. It is easy to travel with, spreads joy, provides good memories, and it is affordable. $15.00, incl. tax.


All live events cancelled, but the 12th Berea Celtic Fest and Gathering took place on FaceBook, and our 27th Danish American Yule Fest had about 60 participants via zoom.


Aug. 21-23: 11th Berea Celtic Fest. This is available in our FB group. Please become a member.

September 26 7-9 PM: Online celebration of our 65th Fall Mountain Folk Festival. 

December 13: 26th Danish American Yule Fest. Stay tuned. Via ZOOM.


January 25-26: Swing Shift - sponsored by Contraire Dance Ass'n and Lexington Dance Ass'n.

February 16: Valentine Ball sponsored by the Berea Festival Dancers.

March 29-30: Spring Mountain Folk Festival - Berea College Dance Program.

April 26-28: 16th Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend - 

August 15-18: 10th Berea Celtic Festival. - sponsored by Folk Circle

September 22: In concert, award-winning violinist Mads Tolling at Union Church. Sponsored by the Danish American Friendship Association "Rebild".

September 27-28 : Fall Mountain Folk Festival sponsored by Folk Circle

October 18-20: Waltz weekend - sponsored by Lexington Vintage Dance.

December 1: 26th Danish American Christmas Celebration.

English Country Dance and more every 2nd Saturday at Russel Acton Folk Center.

Contra dances every 4th Saturday at Russel Acton Folk Center.

Contra dances et al every 3rd Friday at 128 N. Broadway.

Russel Acton Folk Center.

Includes our music resource

store and office. Worth a visit.

10th Berea Celtic Festival

Traditional. Authentic. Grassroots.

3rd weekend in August each year.

Always excellent callers

and bands.

Contra each 3rd Friday and 4th Saturday.