First Friday of each month
Enon, Virginia, USA
First friday of each month at 7-10 pm
Held at Rivermont Presbyterian Church in Enon, Virginia
(in Chesterfield County)
Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas
July 9 - 13, 2012
Wallowa Lake, Oregon, USA
Information & Registration Website
Concerts, jams and campfires
Beginners welcome - instruments available.
camping, bunkhouses or shared wooden yurts.
Meal plans - great food prepared by loving hands.
Wallowa Lake is a beautiful glacial lake with moraines on both sides at about 4100' elevation, bordered by Chief Joseph Mountain and the Eagle Cap Wilderness peaks at 9500'. The town of Joseph is six miles away with galleries, cafes and bronze sculptures. Our camp is in the woods just a ten-minute walk from the lake. Morning classes and afternoon electives plus time to hike, swim and explore.
Drive time to Wallowa Lake:
7 hours from Seattle, 6 hours from Portland, 4.5 hours from Spokane and Boise, 3.5 hours from Tri-Cities (Pasco), 2 hours from Pendleton or Lewiston. About an hour south of Field Spring State Park, where Kindred Gathering was once held.
Nearest airports: Lewiston, Pendleton, Walla Walla, Pasco, Boise.
Fly to Lewiston and we might be able to pick you up!
$225 before June 1, or $250 afterward, plus lodging and meals.
Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 4 - 8, 2012
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Out of town call toll free: 888.655.5354Folk Festival Website
With 6 stages operating continually throughout the daytime, an evening Main Stage, over 60 acts playing over 150 hours of music, there is a wealth of music to hear and discover.
Feast on tasty dishes at our International Food Court.
For the best selection of Festival artists' recordings, music books and accessories, drop by the Home-Made Music tent. The Festival Store offers a complete line of official Folk Festival gear.
Bring your children and join the fun of the Family Area. There's juggling, painting, origami, kite-making, lively supervised games, as well as performances specially programmed for the whole family.
Located in beautiful Birds Hill Provincial Park, which also offers camping.
Camping reservations can be made until July 1 by calling: 888.482.2267 or 204.948.3333
Uncle Dave Macon Days
July 13 - July 15, 2012
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
E-Mail Wendy Bryant
Visit the Website
- Merchant Vendors
- Food Vendors
- Childrens Activities
- Shopping Nearby
Held at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village Park.
Two awards presented:
$15,000 in prize money. Two days of highly charged competitions including three national titles in Old Time Banjo, Old Time Buckdance and Old Time Clogging.
Old Time Band, Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass Banjo, Dulcimer, Dobro, Harmonica, Jug Band Contest, Contest Fiddle, Old Time Fiddle, Youth Instrumental, Guitar, Mandolin, Free Wheelin' (person who captures the entertaining spirt of Uncle Dave), Old Time Singing
Saturday features a "motorless parade" - historic E. Main St. - 10 AM
Sunday features a gospel show and sing.
- Heritage Award:
Janice and Bill Birchfield of the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers
Saturday, 5 pm on stage
- Trailblazer Award:
Thomas Maupin, Old Time Buckdancer
Friday, 7 pm on stage
Held on the Green River at Camp Keewanee.
Friday 9am through Sunday 7pm
Donations gratefully accepted to cover expenses
Summer day camp facilities including:
- Unfurnished cabins to play music in (no beds)
- Bathrooms and showers
- Picnic pavilion & basketball court
- Camping and parking on flat ground
- Frolicking in the Green River
- Saturday Morning Secular River Immersions
- Midnight Reenactment Vol. 1 Harry Smith Anthology
- Waltzing Potluck Saturday Night
- Sunday Morning Gospel Sing
a.k.a. the Evart Dulcimer Festival
July 19 - 22, 2012
Evart, Michigan, USA
Phone: 989.781.0849 or 616.459.6716
Info: Donna Beckwith
817 Innes NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
E-Mail Sharon Skaryd
ODPC Funfest Website
The world's largest hammered dulcimer festival.
Held in Evart, Michigan at the Osceola County Fairgrounds and presented by the Original Dulcimer Players Club (ODPC).
The event features not only hammered dulcimers, but most every acoustic string instrument. (fiddle, guitar, bass, mountain dulcimer, banjo, dobro, pennywhistle, harp, autoharp, harp, hurdy gurdy, concertina, uklele, harmonica, mandolin, etc.) Lots of concerts, 220+ workshops, open stage, jamming, and sales booths. Camping available.
Admission for all three and a half days is $3. Camping $10 nightly.
(Heart of the Arts Folk Music & Art Festival)
July 13 - July 15, 2013
Titusville Middle School
415 Water Street
Titusville, PA, USA 16354
E-Mail Contact E-mail
Sponsored by the Titusville Council on the Arts. A wonderful weekend of learning, sharing, playing, singing, jamming and performing dulcimer, folk and fiddle music in an informal school setting. Early bird weekend pass $65. plus meals and lodging. Camping with shower access. School is handicap accessible.
All acoustic instruments. Bluegrass, Gospel, Old-Time, Country, Folk and Contra Dance music.
- Open Stage
- Evening Dance
- Merchant Vendors
This event takes place at Western Carolina University.
This event had its start in the 1970's at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and has been described by many participants as the "Cadillac" of dulcimer events for its well-planned and large curriculum for mountain dulcimer players. An abundance of jam session and sing-along choices, both mid-day and evenings for jammers of various experience levels, led by staff. Evening staff concerts, participants' open stage, Sunday night buffet/get acquainted event, free loaner dulcimers, scholarships, Dulcimer Marketplace, Dulcimer Doctor, chair massages.
To receive a brochure/registration form contact Bobby Hensley
2010 WCU's Mountain Dulcimer Week will offer a Kids' Camp that will run concurrently with Dulcimer Week! Bring your children or grandchildren with you to Dulcimer Week this year because a class will be offered for kids 4th through 8th grade. While you're enjoying your skills classes, the kids will be building and decorating their own cardboard dulcimer in addition to learning how to play it.
Other musical activities will include creating instruments using recycled or found objects. A particular highlight for the kids as part of the week's curriculum will be an afternoon of whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River!
A mountain dulcimer immersion opportunity!
Held at the First Baptist Church North Houston (4422 Lauder Road)
This is a new festival in Houston in the hot summertime. Fortunately for all of us it is held inside in the air conditioning.
A few friends got together and decided there needed to be a festival in Houston during the summer. Talk turned into plans and the Bayou City Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival was born. The organizers created the festival for the fun of it - all money received will go to the headliners, facility and expenses.
There will be food available at the festival, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks.
Workshops in the morning and on request during the afternoon.
Organized jam sessions.
Monrovia Traditional Music Gathering
Last Saturday of each month:
Monrovia, California, USA
E-Mail Jennifer Ranger
For more information contact Jennifer Ranger toll free: 1.877.365.5744.
Also visit the Monrovia Website
Last Saturday of each month: May through August
Live Music! Great Vendors!
Held in the Courtyard Plaza --
400 Block of S. Myrtle Ave. in Old Town.
The time is 6:00 to 9:00 PM
A series of events that starts in May and will finish up in August. What a fun way to spend a warm balmy summer evening - great music, shopping and good friends.
There will be live music, lots of great vendors and FREE
music lessons on cool instruments like mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, banjos, spoons, etc. This event is
meant for the whole family and entrance is FREE!
Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers and Autoharps
- Open Stage
- Merchant Vendors
- Pets Allowed
Climate controlled workshop rooms, loding on grounds of historic estate, restaurant, indoor amphitheater. Featured Performers: Tull Glazener, Dan Landrum, Mike Fenton! Reserve rooms now!
Great Texas Mosquito Festival
July 26 - 28, 2012
Clute, Texas, USA
100 Park View Drive
P O Box 997
Clute, Texas 77531
Toll Free: 800.371.2971
Visit the Mosquito Festival Website
Held in the Clute Municipal Park.
- Live music onstage!
- BBQ & Fajita Cook-Off
- Dodge Ball Sting Tournament
- Doubles Horseshoe Pitching Tourmament
- Doubles Washer Pitching Contest
- Haystack Dive
- Mosquito Calling Contest
- Interactive kids events
- Mosquito Chase 5KM Run
- Mr. & Mrs. Mosquito Legs Contest
- O' You Beautiful Doll Contest
- Senior Citizen's Bingo
- Petting Zoo
- Water Slide