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Polk County Folklife Festival

Annual festival returns for a second year to entertain with music, dancing and art

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Kathy Havens, of Caricatures by Kathy, works on a drawing during the Polk County Folklife Festival on Saturday at the Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center.

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Dancers with Paradise of Samoa entertain the audience at the second Polk County Folklife Festival.

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Blacksmith Gary Lewis puts finishing touches on a fish-shaped bottle opener on Saturday.

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Music could be heard in every part of the second annual Polk Folklife festival in late October, including in the outdoor jam area, where musicians who were not part of scheduled acts could gather to play.­

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Audience participation was a frequent occurrence at the Polk County Folklife Festival. Here, Paradise of Samoa dancers teach “the popcorn dance.”

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Arts and crafts vendors had their creations for sale in the main building at the fairgrounds Saturday. J&K Terrariums displayed living art with “air plants.”

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