If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Paint Creek Folklore Society…

We encourage everyone to visit our gatherings. They are usually held the first Saturday of every month, September through July – that’s our “folk year”.  Check out this year’s schedule here.

Visiting gives you a chance to see what our group is like before you join. This is especially useful because one of the distinctive things about PCFS is our participatory approach to folk activities. Many folk organizations exist mainly to present concerts. While Paint Creek does present some concerts, our focus is more on encouraging our members to participate; to learn and share traditional songs, stories, music and dance — as well as listening to and watching others. After all, this stuff is too much fun to be reserved for professionals!

We also are always looking for people with ideas and energy to help us set up snacks, fill Board positions, plan various events and volunteer to help during PCFS activities. Due to the intimate size of our meeting facility, we limit membership to 100 people.

If membership doesn’t sound right for you at the moment, you can still attend gatherings as a visitor whenever you want.  Members attend free of charge, and visitors are asked to contribute $10.  This fee is waived for your first visit.

Annual Dues:

Single:                                   $50

Family (two or more)         $90

Sustaining Single                $100

Sustaining Family               $150

Dues cover one year, from September through August


If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail us at