80 Years of Shared Knowledge
From the NEFFA Archives
NEFFA is a storied organization with a rich and vibrant history to share. Check out our trove of videos, photos, and documents from across the years.
History of NEFFA
“The History of the New England Folk Festival 1944-1994” was originally published by NEFFA for its 50th Anniversary Festival. It was edited by Tony Parkes, and was based on the following sources: articles by Ralph Page and Louise Winston in Northern Junket, previous Festival programs, and a special booklet printed for the 10th Festival. Subsequent updates have been made by Dan Pearl.
Take a trip down memory lane to revisit recent Festivals and enjoy old friends and new faces having fun at NEFFA.
Do you have NEFFA photos to share? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to contribute to the NEFFA photo archive.
The NEFFA Essay Collection is an evergreen selection of essays with historical and current interest. Submissions welcome.
Festival Program Books
PDFs of the print program books for each Festival since 2010 include the annual Letter from the President, Festival Notes, Marketplace vendors, Statement of Inclusivity and Culture of Consent, Food Options, Dance Performances, Event Codes, Event Descriptions, Obituaries, Performers, and Festival Maps.
Books by Larry Jennings
The New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA) is pleased to present both “Zesty Contras” and “Give-and-Take” by the late Larry Jennings. “Give-and-Take” (2004) is the sequel to Larry’s 1983 “Zesty Contras.” Read on for more information about the books and ordering info.