The Woody Guthrie Coalition, a not-for-profit, 501(C) 3 organization, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy and music of Woodrow Wilson Guthrie through the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival as well as year-round cultural, musical, educational, and scholarly community outreach events that relate to Woody Guthrie and folk music.

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is held annually in mid-July to commemorate the life and music of Woody Guthrie. The festival is held on the weekend closest to July 14 – the date of Guthrie’s birth – in Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma.


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Private: 2019 Music

We’re thrilled to announce the performers for the 22nd Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival!

Tickets on sale now!


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2018 Friends of the Festival

Our festival wouldn’t happen without YOU!

For a donation of $5.00 or more, you will be listed on this page and in the festival program as a “Friend of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.” Donations must be received by June 1, 2018 in order to appear in the program.The Woody Guthrie Coalition is a 501(c)3 Organization.

Donations are Tax Deductible! Using the PayPal Donate Button, please enter your name and city in the special instructions section to be placed on the website and in the festival program.

or Mail Donations to:
The Woody Guthrie Coalition
P.O. Box 661
Okemah, OK 74859

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2018 Sponsors


WoodyFest is made possible in part due to the generosity of our sponsors.

Oklahoma Arts CouncilPhillip Landers FoundationMez Mezera in Loving Memory of Audrey Auld-MezerapaycomWoody Guthrie Publicaions

BancFirstOkemah CasinoC.F. Martin & Co.Historic Mercantile (Brick Street)Viersen Family FoundationOklahoma Pipe Sales

Folk Alliance InternationalNorthwest RVOklahoma Film + Music OfficeParks Brothers Funeral HomeCrystal TheatreOklahoma Shirt CompanyGolden Pony CasinoWoody Guthrie Center

NightflyingEric's Pawn ShopThis Land PressReckless Records

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