I couldn't get much of the site (www.lowellfolkfestival.org) to open, probably because of dial-up. No current performer list, and the food vendor list is from last year. However, the little part of the craft and foodways portion that I could access says there will be presentations highlighting the importance of apprenticeships, and about the role of noodles in various ethnic cuisines, including noodle-making demos. I couldn't find the time or location for that, unfortunately. Hoping it's not all my computer's fault and that I will find more details in 2 weeks..