About the Folk Project Acoustic Getaway
(formerly “The Festival“)

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This musical getaway combines outstanding acoustic concerts with activities for musicians, non-musicians, and music lovers. Comfortable indoor facilities make this weekend weatherproof. A low price includes all food, lodging and activities. This fabulous mini-vacation of fun, learning, and sharing music is limited to only 150 guests. It is located in North New Jersey, near Hackettstown.

We choose performers who are friendly and like to hang out with our guests. Workshops are geared to group participation and interaction. You are surrounded by a warm and friendly community, eager to welcome first timers.

For Musicians     For Non-Musicians
and Music Lovers
    For Families
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For Musicians – The FP Acoustic Getaway will keep you going all day and night.


  • Three days packed with learning, jamming, performing and sharing your music.
  • Getaway extension every Memorial Day Monday – 1 extra day of unstructured community. Food, conversation, and spontaneous music.
  • Our “Big Vocalotto*” is a lottery where the lucky winners get to perform on the main stage at the big concert. (*Warning: “Vocalotto” is not a real word, so don’t bother looking it up.)
  • Our Getaway guests will be choosing one talented performer from their number to be featured at the next Getaway. It can be you!

For Non-Musicians and Music Lovers – You’ll find fun, learning and activities throughout the weekend.


  • Three great concerts, dozens of workshops.
  • No need to play an instrument to enjoy and contribute.
  • Plenty of non-musical workshops, such as crafts, book club, massage, and outdoor recreation.

For Families – we have a full schedule of activities – Climbing Wall, Low Ropes, Archery, Candlemaking and more. Kids are also enthusiastically invited to partake in the “adult” workshops and concerts.