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 coordinator:

Sune Frederiksen

859-986-7584 (H) , 248-0690 (M), 

Main dance location:

Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street, Berea.

Workshop location 2:

Carlberg, 128 North Broadway.


Workshop location 3:

Berea Center for the Arts,

315 Chestnut Street.

Saturday buffet at the Folk Center: Family style salad w/dressing, lentil soup, chicken/curry/rice, pasta/meat sauce, meatless lasagne, veggie trays, ice cream. $10.00.

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Sunday breakfast at the folk center: Selection of fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, toast, jelly, ham, eggs, coffee, tea, juice, and milk. $7.00.

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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.

$129 for standard double. $109 for a Standard queen + tax.

Breakfast not included. Blocked rooms available till March 25.

Booking code: Hands 4 Spring Dance # 198014.

Online registration:

Holiday Inn Express (859) 985-5500 at Exit 76 . Booking code: HFS (Hands Four Spring). King standard room$116 + tax. Double queen $126 + tax. Breakfast included, indoor pool.

Quality Inn (859) 986-9627 at Exit 77. 365 Peggy Flats Road, Berea. 2-bed room$72 + tax, incl. comp. breakfast and access to indoor pool.​ Code: Hands Four.

Red Roof Inn (859) 985-8000. Prince Royal Drive, Berea. Take exit 76. Rooms at $69 + tax, incl. cont. breakfast. Code: Hands Four / Sune

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. 50% before April 15. 

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 the traditions alive, and create new ones." 

Folk Circle Association of Berea -

Website and photos: Sune Frederiksen