SummerLoreDay1This summer, the OFN invites you to join us for a social media folk festival! We all have summer traditions that we repeat every year to make the season great – favorite camping spots, July 4th celebrations, special family outings, or tried and true ways to keep cool. As you enjoy these activities all summer long, tell us about them using the hashtag #summerlore. For each post you tag on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll be entered into a raffle for an awesome swag bag!

Here’s some ideas to get you started!

  • Music festival fan? Tell us what you do to get ready for the festival!
  • Have a favorite summer recipe you make every year? Let us know how to make it!
  • Have a great way to entertain the kids at home from school? Share it with us!


Media Corner: Hoplore

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Video and Exhibit by Makaela Kroin

Hoplore: Hop Culture in Oregon, OFN’s newest exhibit, traces over 150 years of hops cultivation in Oregon through worker profiles, farm tools, historical photographs, and a short documentary. While Oregon’s heritage hop yards are 3rd and 4th-generation family businesses, small hop farms are enjoying a renaissance throughout the Willamette Valley, revitalizing and re-envisioning hop cultivation and its traditional practices.

New Video Premiere: TAAP Awardees Nisha and Shivani Joshi

Nisha Joshi (Portland) is an internationally celebrated performer of classical Rajasthani Indian music, and one of OFN’S 2012 TAAP awardees. The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program provided the necessary funding for Joshi to pass along the lesser known Rajasthani Folk Music to her apprentice, Shivani Joshi.

Check out Nisha and Shivani’s new video at the Oregon Folklife Network website.