Frequently Asked Questions

-Where will the Salem Summer Symposium be held?

Because of health and safety concerns for our attendees and presenters, this Salem Witchcraft and Folklore Festival will take place entirely online this year. Our hope is the 2023 Festival will be held in the downtown area of historic Salem, Massachusetts. Events will be hosted at various venues from Essex Street to Pickering Wharf.


-When will the Festival be held?


The Festival will be held annually in August, classes for the 2022 Festival will take place Friday August 5th - Sunday August 7th.


-What kind of events will be included in the Festival?


We are working on a lineup of Special Events for our 2022 Festival. Details will be posted throughout the Spring and Summer, so remember to check out website and social media for updates. All of our Classes, Lectures, Workshops & Panel Discussions will take place online this year. We are looking to bring back all of our in-person social events and gatherings for 2023.

-Does the Festival do any charitable giving?

The Salem Witchcraft and Folklore Festival will be donating a portion of its profits to several charities during this year's event. We will be updating our list of charities in the coming moths.  an organization which works throughout the world to educate and combat against human rights violations occurring as a result of witchcraft accusations.


-Is the Festival an all ages event?


The Salem Witchcraft and Folklore Festival intended for people 18 years and older.


-How long are the class/workshop sessions?


Classes and workshops will be between 60-120 minutes.


-How much time can I expect between classes


In most instances there will be at least 60 minutes between classes and workshops. 


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