2017 Schedule

The 2017 FARM Conference Detailed Schedule will be posted here in late September of 2017

We expect the 2017 schedule to be very similar to the 2016 schedule, which you can download at the links below.

First, here is a downloadable pdf of the 2017 the schedule:  2017 FARM Schedule Draft 11AU

And here it is for your viewing pleasure:


To download a copy of the 2016 schedule, please click on the links below:

 A General overview of the 2016 schedule:

  • Conference starts Thursday, October 27, about noon, and ends after a special performance Sunday afternoon, October 30.
  • Welcome events, such as a dance, a community sing, and a master class, will take place Thursday afternoon
  • A special dinner at the Mill, featuring FARM musicians as entertainment, Thursday evening.
  • The DJ / Venue Presenter Showcase Thursday night.
  • Private Showcases will take place each night, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from midnight to 2am
  • Performance Lane will take place both the afternoons of, and evenings of, Friday and Saturday
  • Workshops will take place Friday and Saturday afternoons.
  • Official Showcases will take place Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Friday and Saturday brunch, and Friday dinner, be part of the Meal Package.  Saturday dinner will probably be on your own, with a featured suggestion or two.

Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring our 2015 Official Showcase artists! Give a listen - you can expect more of this at this year's FARM conference!

Friends of FARM

2016 Friends:
Sandy Andina
Annie Capps
Mark Dvorak
Deb Kirmer - Last Minute Folk Concerts
Ten Pound Fiddle
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
Simeon Peebler
Two Way Street Coffee House
Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
West Bethesda Folk Music Conferences

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM Conferences

In Iowa City, IA
* October 27 - 30, 2016
* October 19 - 22, 2017

Location to be announced
* October 25 - 28, 2018
* October 24 - 27, 2019
* October 22 - 25, 2020

Member States & Provinces

North Dakota
South Dakota