This festival is a Newport tradition since 1959. Folk artists from all over the world spend a summer weekend in the Newport harbor vicinity playing to huge crowds, often in tents. The three-day festival plays host to all types of folk, from local bluegrass to African folk, and features famous artists as well as up-and-coming groups. The festival has events scheduled throughout the weekend, with various tents where music lovers can purchase all types of ethnic food as well as local arts and crafts. Most of the performances are held at the Fort Adams State Park with acts playing on Saturday and Sunday. Performances may be also held at the Newport Casino at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Please visit the festival's official website for the exact information on the schedules and venues.