Folk Arts Center of New England


Laura DeCesare


Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Hulbert Outdoor Center 
2899 Lake Morey Rd
Fairlee, VT 05045

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Full-Time Prices

• Lodging/Meals/Activities (triple/quad occupancy)
Adults age 25+ - $385*
Young adults, age 13-24  -  $320*
Children, age 7-12  -   $215
Children, age 2-6  -  $140
Children, age 0-1  -  no charge

• Lodging/Meals/Activities (double occupancy)
Adults age 25+ -  $460*

 • Meals/Activities (full weekend)
Adults age 25+ - $310*
Young adults, age 13-24  -  $270* 
Children, age 7-12  -  $115
Children, age 2-6  -  $65
Children, age 0-2  -  no charge

* Campers age 13+ who are FAC members are entitled to a $10 discount/person off the registration fees.

FAC Oktoberfest Folk Dance & Music Weekend


Friday - Monday
October 11-14, 2019 

Join us for the 59th Oktoberfest weekend in scenic Fairlee, VT with teachers Gergana Panova & Jeremy Carter-Gordon. Make a deposit now and we will email you when the balance is due. Part-time registration (day attendees and workshop/party participants) is also available; click here for a la carte registration.

Bulgarian Dances


Bal Folk and Contra Dances
Singing Workshops

International music by
The Pinewoods Band
Tom Pixton, Director

FAC's Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend offers international folk dance and music
workshops by guest teachers, evening folk dance parties, and late-night after-parties, along
with cozy ambience, good food, and comfortable cabins on the picturesque northern shore
of Lake Morey amid the beauty of autumnal Vermont.

This year's Oktoberfest begins on Friday, October 11 at 4 pm with check-in and a buffet
supper, followed by a welcome dance party as people arrive throughout the evening. The
Saturday and Sunday daytime schedules will include dance workshops with
Gergana Panova (from Sofia, Bulgaria); Bal Folk and contra dancing, and singing workshops
by Jeremy Carter-Gordon (from Concord, Massachusetts); and Culture Corners (lectures by 
the leaders), plus yodel workshops, and a wine, cheese, and couple dance social on Sunday.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings will feature international folk dance parties with
fabulous music by the world-famous and well-renowned Pinewoods Band. The party
programs will include dances that we've just learned as well as old favorites. After 11 pm,
the fun will continue at after-parties with lots of tasty food, socializing, singing, and more
dancing. This year's Oktoberfest ends on Monday, October 14 at 1 pm, after dance and song
reviews and lunch.

Hulbert Outdoor Center is a scenic rural retreat, located in Vermont's Upper Connecticut
River Valley on the shores of Lake Morey. Over 500 acres of young forests, bluffs, and gently
rolling countryside set a beautiful stage for the long weekend. Facilities at Hulbert include
a rambling farmhouse with a large dining hall and wood-floored dance hall; a historic barn;
and other, smaller spaces for scheduled and spontaneous events.