Folk music contest planned for Newton Hills

A folk music contest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Sioux River Folk Festival in Newton Hills State Park, which is just south of Canton. Acoustic vocal and/or instrumental solo, duo, and group acts are welcome.

The Plain Label Stringband & Mat D will judge the acts during the break on Saturday afternoon. To register, please send an email which describes your music, along with contact information to and include folk music contest in the subject line. This contest is only open to paying guests of the festival. Board members and family of board members are not eligible.

The winning act will have 15 minutes to play their hearts out in front of the crazed Saturday night crowd and open for the big closing set! They�ll also receive $32.32 and original Headley Eyesore artwork signed by Headley himself. For additional information on the Campground Contest please visit:

The Sioux River Folk Festival runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 7. A pass for the entire festival is $35 and is available at the gate or by mail. One day tickets are only available at the gate and are priced at $20 for Friday night, $25 for Saturday, and $5 for Sunday. Children 14 and under may attend the festival free of charge.

Tickets went sale June 30. For additional information on the festival, please visit If you are planning to participate in the contest and would like to gain camping privileges in the concert campground, you can do so by volunteering to work a shift in the product tent or ticket tent. Please send such requests to

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