WOODSTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL, INC. (WFF) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization based in Woodstock, Illinois, 47 miles northwest of Chicago. Its purpose is to bring quality folk music – local, national, and international – to Northern Illinois.
To this end WFF sponsors a day-long summer Festival on historic Woodstock Square on the third Sunday of July each year as well as some concerts. Woodstock is one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Distinctive Destinations; it was the film location for the movie Groundhog Day.
We are an Illinois 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization. As such all donations are tax-deductible, and are welcome throughout the year. Please visit our Donations page for more information about contributions.
Board of Directors
Denice Beck – Board Member
Dorothy Biris – Board Member
Betsy Ducote – Board Member
Carolina Nemoda – Board Member
Carol Obertubbesing – Board Member; President and Secretary
Julie Roberts – Board Member
Jim Young – Board Member; Treasurer
The Board is grateful to former Board members Andy Andrick for his assistance with sound at concerts and the Festival; Neal Brown for his assistance with the layout and graphics for the festival’s program as well as our first website and other projects; Suzanne Campbell for her assistance with the Children’s Area; Martha Hoar for her assistance with the ‘I donated’ tags; Annemarie Serra for serving as Performer Coordinator; and Kathy Wentz for assisting with CD sales at the concert and Festival. Thanks to John Harris and Thomas Winkelman of a5 Inc. for the support they have given through Real Woodstock and to both Real Woodstock and Promote Woodstock for their assistance in bringing Joe Crookston to Woodstock for the weekend. Carol Obertubbesing wrote the text and Ray Beth coordinated advertising, printing, and distribution of the festival’s program. Thanks to volunteers Patrick Wentz and Po Wood.