Folklore Organizations and Societies
CITYFOLK is the Miami Valley's traditional and ethnic arts organization. CITYFOLK produces the annual CITYFOLK Festival, which presents a social dance series and coordinates educational programs, showcasing a wide range of artists and reflecting the rich, cultural diversity of the Dayton community.
Cincinnati Folklife is a member-supported non-profit arts organization. Concerts by nationally and internationally known musicians are presented approximately four times a year. Cincinnati Folklife also sponsors The Cincinnati Celtic Music and Cultural Festival each autumn.
Columbus Folk Music Society
Columbus Folk Music Society is dedicated to folk music and dance
Highlands of Ohio
Highlands of Ohio is a folk and Celtic music society
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)
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: Foraging a partnership between farmers and consumers.
Columbus Alive is a weekly entertainment magazine and website serving central Ohio
The Other Paper
The Other Paper, an alternative news source for Columbus and Ohio