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Folk-Festival Picnic

Evoke the free spirit of the legendary Newport Folk Festival with a feel-good picnic of quinoa-and-snap-pea salad and cool red-pepper soup.

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3 Top Festivals

Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention; Galax, VA

A sprawling bluegrass–folk music event. oldfiddlersconvention.com.

George Wein’s Folk Festival 50; Newport, RI

The renamed Newport Folk Festival, founded 50 years ago. folkfestival50.com.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass; San Francisco

A free festival with icons like Doc Watson and iconoclasts like Gillian Welch. strictlybluegrass.com.

Wine Pairing

Sauvignon Blanc—Vegetable-focused dishes like this quinoa-and-snap-pea salad are terrific with Sauvignon Blanc’s lightly herbal, citrusy flavors. Pour something from New Zealand, like the 2008 Babich Marlborough; its bell pepper–like flavors would also be wonderful with the red-pepper soup.

More Summer Entertaining Ideas:

10 Summer Parties

  1. Bubble Party
  2. French Riviera Party
  3. Folk Festival Picnic
  4. We Heart Julia Child Party
  5. Bikini Party
  6. Fireworks Feast
  7. Camp Care Packages
  8. Street-Fair Party
  9. Ice Cream Sundae Potluck
  10. Garden Swap Party
Published August 2009
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