NEFFA runs on volunteers! You can earn free admission to the Festival by volunteering. Six hours earns the entire Festival (fewer hours are prorated). We need volunteers in many areas: SETUP/TAKEDOWN JOBSSigns (inside)Signs (outside)Site setup/takedown(may require heavy lifting) FESTIVAL JOBS Family Activities (13 and up)Information (Hospitality)Instrument Check (16 and up)Sound (for all skill levels incl. […]
Hotel rooms at the Best Western Royal Plaza are fully booked at this point. Rooms may appear from time to time (if someone cancels a reservation) up to the March 18 deadline, when our group rate expires. So it’s worth having a look at the Best Western link on our website, if you prefer to
Going to a dance, concert, or jam session anywhere in New England? Help us spread the word about our beloved Festival, now in its 80th year! Use the Contact form on our website to arrange pickup of a batch of flyers for your event, or download and print your own using the PDF from our website.
NEFFA 2024 celebrates our 80th anniversary with an awesome program! We have over 300 events in five dance halls and six folk music and song venues. Dance the day and night away with contras and squares, couple and social dance, and international dances from all over the world. Raise the rafters of the Trade Center
The all-Festival ticket price for 2024 will be $120; individual sessions are $45, and Friday evening is $25. As usual, there are reductions for NEFFA members, seniors, and young people. Details are available on our website. For those who care about the details: As we attempt to recover from the pandemic, we set ticket prices
Help NEFFA while you promote your business or service! NEFFA Program Books are picked up by festival-goers, kept as souvenirs, and provide entertainment and reference for months to come. Ad revenue helps us defray the cost of producing the books, which lets us keep admission prices as low as possible. Advertising opportunities are open NOW!
Book your room for NEFFA today! One of the advantages of holding the Festival at a hotel is the availability of onsite accommodations. NEFFA has arranged a group rate for the hotel (available through March 18), and we hope we can fill the hotel entirely for the weekend. Room bookings are now available–check our new
NEFFA attracts over 2000 attendees from all over the country and overseas and features close to 1000 performers. The Festival is unique because of the participatory nature of the events. Not only are there concerts and performances, but there are also opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with music, dance, and
Participation in the NEFFA Festival includes risk of exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. Attendance is at your own risk. For the 2024 NEFFA Festival, vaccination and masking are optional. We strongly believe that the COVID vaccines are highly effective at preventing disease and for making the disease
NEFFA will once again have a block of rooms available at the Royal Plaza Best Western Hotel. Reservations for hotel rooms will open to the public on January 15, 2024. The NEFFA booking rate ($119/night) will be available until March 18, 2024. Details will be posted on January 15, when reservations open. Please do not