Performer Applications are Open!

Greetings, NEFFA community!

We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for NEFFA 2023, our 79th year! The Festival will be held April 21-23, 2023. Application deadline is October 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

The Festival will be held IN PERSON at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Royal Plaza Dr West, Marlborough, MA 01752. For more information about our new venue, please see

On behalf of the Program Committee and the NEFFA Board, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your support for this wonderful folk tradition that is the Festival. Please read the following webpage carefully as it contains important information and a link to the application form:

If you would like your email address to be removed from the performer database, send an email with “REMOVE” in the subject line to

Let the application process begin!

Enthusiastically yours,

Lynn Noel
NEFFA Program Chair