Folklore in Ohio

The following is a list of organizations, societies and other resources linking you to folklore resources throughout Ohio.


Folklore Organizations and Societies

Columbus Folk Music Society

Columbus Folk Music Society is dedicated to folk music and dance

Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council fosters the development of the arts and is dedicated to the preservation of Ohio's cultural heritage.

Northeast Ohio Folk and Traditional Music & Dance Society (FOLKNET)

FOLKNET is a not-for-profit educational organization that exists to nurture the development and expansion of a vibrant folk and traditional arts community of performers, organizations and advocates.

Rural Life Center

Rural Life Center at Kenyon College promotes education, scholarship, and public projects about rural life. Through collaboration with the central Ohio community, the Rural Life Center seeks to enhance the quality of rural life.


Ohio Cultural Programs, Museums, and Grassroots Initiatives

Cultural Centre of India

Cultural Centre of India promotes culture and dances of India through classes, workshops and performances.

Hungarian Heritage Museum

Hungarian Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving Hungarian heritage in Cleveland, Ohio.

Maroon Arts Group

The Maroon Arts Group is a consciousness-raising performance organization based in Bronzeville.

Ohio Festivals, Fairs, and Events Association (OFEA)

Ohio Festivals, Fairs, and Events: this link offers a comprehensive listing of festival, fairs, and other events all across Ohio.

James P. Poindexter Village Foundation

The James Preston Poindexter Village Foundation works to preserve the history, memory, and physical structures of Poindexer Village.

Puerto Rican and Caribbean Organization (PACO)

PACO is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness of Hispanic culture throughout the Dayton/Cincinnati areas. Email:

Turkish American Society of Northeastern Ohio

Turkish American Society of Northeastern Ohio strives to promote and strengthen the bonds among the people having the appreciation of Turkish culture in Northeastern Ohio and other parts of the U.S.A. The group sponsors Middfest International, a festival to promote world understanding, friendship, and peace.

Ohio History Connection

The Ohio History Connection (formerly the Ohio Historical Society) allows you to explore Ohio history through stories, photos, videos, and events. The Ohio History Connection champions all Ohio history, including the 50+ historic sites in the Society's network throughout Ohio. Let's Explore Ohio!

Folk Interests Sites

Ghosts of Ohio

The purpose of Ghosts of Ohio website is to provide information on the local folklore, and tales of the supernatural of the Buckeye State. Most of the tales will come from Fairfield County.

Magazines, Newspapers & Other Publications

These publications are great resources for finding local folklore events in Columbus and Ohio. They are typically available for free throughout the city and provide a list of local events.

Our Ohio

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