Woody Guthrie Poets


Community Outreach

Children’s Programming

Mary Jo’s Pancake Breakfast

Art of the Song


It is our hope that the community of Okemah, Oklahoma, and surrounding communities will benefit the economic success of the festival as well as the pride that comes from being the home of the found of America’s folk and roots music.

Drawing veteran performers as well as some of today’s most notable folk and songwriter acts, WoodyFest is thrilled to present its 21st annual event by inviting another lineup of renowned musicians.

While WoodyFest was created to help memorialize the life and music of Woody Guthrie, it’s not just about the music. We create a sense of community through attendees, artists, and the town, as well as provide education through songwriting workshops and special presentations. We also encourage passing on tradition with our children’s concerts & children’s songwriting workshops. Through our community outreach initiatives, we are able to bring the music of Woody Guthrie to those who are otherwise unable to attend. Through the Woody Guthrie Poets, Woody’s art form of spoken word continues throughout cities and towns in Oklahoma. Additionally, we work with the local chapters of the Huntington’s Disease Foundation in order to provide information about the debilitating and devastating disease that Woody eventually lost his life to.