Useful information

Berea, Kentucky is officially known as The Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky - Where Art's Alive.

Our quaint and friendly town is filled with music, dance, tours, arts & crafts demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Enjoy Spring and other seasons in Berea and experience good food in local restaurants and purchase memorable items in the many galleries and gift shops. 

Hands Four organizer:

Sune Frederiksen

859-986-7584 (H) , 248-0690 (M), 

Main dance location:

Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street, Berea.

Evening dances


After dance


Workshop location 2:

128 North Broadway, GROUND FLOOR.

Gracefully made available by the Carlberg Family.

Workshop location 3:

Berea Arts Council, 333 Chestnut Street.

ONLY OLD TIME MUSIC from 10 am - 12 pm, Saturday.

In-kind sponsor: Berea Arts Council and The Folk Circle Ass'n

Saturday buffet at the Folk Center: Family style salad w/dressing, lentil soup, baked potato, Kentucky smoked hickory ham, pasta/meat sauce, meatless lasagne, veggie trays, ice cream. $15.00.

Add this to your registration form. 

Sunday breakfast at the folk center: Selection of fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, toast, jelly, ham, eggs, coffee, tea, juice, and milk. $10.00.

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Berea Welcome Center, Artisan Village: 1-800-598-5263. 

Accommodation: There are several motels and B&Bs in town at reasonable rates. 

We are not in a position to recommend home stays at this point.

Hotel Boone Tavern (859-985-3701), College Square, Berea.

$119 + tax for Standard 1, full size bed. 

​$159 + tax for Standard King and Double/Double.

Tax is 10.24%.

Breakfast not included. Blocked rooms available till March 22. After that rooms will be available for the public, but you can still get the rate, if not sold out.

Booking code:Group ID 229267.

Online registration:, go to reservation tab, select "check availability an d book now" blue button. Booking room via phone ask for group block Hands Four Dance.

Holiday Inn Express (859) 985-5500 at Exit 76 . Breakfast included, indoor pool.   2022 prices have not been updated - no word from managemen, Sorry.

Quality Inn (859) 986-9627, at Exit 77. 365 Peggy Flats Road, Berea. 2-bed room $82 + tax, incl. comp. breakfast (reduced from  $121) and access to indoor pool.​ Code: Hands Four.

Red Roof Inn, (859) 985-8000, at Exit 76, 196 Prince Roeal Dr, Berea. Rooms at $69 + tax. Booking code: Hands Four / Sune. Only three minutes' drive from folk center, close to restaurants, shopping and gas stations. Free Wi-Fi, pet friendly. 

Directions to folk center: I-75 exit 76, go towards Berea, pass Walmart on your right, continue uphill, turn left on North Broadway (Artisan Village), turn right on Jefferson Street.

Childcare: Hands Four will not provide childcare, unless specifically requested. If children are not with a child care person, they must remain under your supervision at all times.

Tobacco, alcohol and pets: Not allowed at the folk center. Thanks.

Refunds: No refunds after April 15. 70% before April 15.  

In case, we need to cancel the whole event, participants will receive a 100% refund.

Berea Tourism



Contraire Dance Association

3rd Friday and 4th Saturday contra dances.

Remember the January Swing Shift weekend.​

Info: 859-985-5501.

14th Berea Celtic Festival

18-21 August 2022

A popular gathering of musicians, singers and dancers who enjoy authentic, traditional and grassroots Celtic music.

69th Fall Mountain Folk Festival at the folk center

23-24 September 2022

"Keep traditions alive, and create new ones"

Folk Circle Association of Berea -

Website and photos: Sune Frederiksen