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  • Day Nine: Top Ten Photos

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    The Reunion Weekend is here! We’re capping off the 50th anniversary of the Folklife Festival with special discussions and activities about our work behind the scenes and your favorite Festival memories, in addition to more Circus Arts. It’s a celebration for staff, volunteers, participants, and visitors—we hope you’ll join us and share your own stories and hopes for the future of the Festival.

    Tomorrow the Festival will come to a close, but not before a full day of demonstrations, performances, and hands-on workshops. You can see artisans from the International Folk Art Alliance in the Marketplace, learn about the legacy of our cofounder Ralph Rinzler, and record your stories in the #50YearsofFolk booth. The final performance in the Big Top is a Salute to Youth Circus, with special guests Bello Nock, known as the “World’s Greatest Daredevil,” and Pauline Ducruet, daughter of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. Don’t miss your last chance to visit!

    Elisa Hough is the editor for the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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