FOLK FESTIVALS, CAMPS & SCHOOLS

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Most Within About One Day's Drive (500 Miles) Of Columbus

Primarily, we list Folk type events at Folk venues or 

by Folk organizations.  Dates may not be current; please visit their websites.

May 30 - June 2

Nelsonville Music Festival

Robbins Crossing Historic Village 

Hocking College

3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764

Info: http://www.nelsonvillefest.org

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June 3 - 8

Dulcimerville

Mountain Dulcimer Week

(Near Ashville, NC)

Info: http://Dulcimerville.com

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June 7 - 8

Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention

Mt. Airy, NC

Info: http://www.mtairyfiddlersconvention.com

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June 7 - 9

Mid-West Banjo Camp

Bluegrass & Old-Time

Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan

Info: http://www.midwestbanjocamp.com

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June 7 - 9

WV Writers Spring Conference

Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Near Ripley, WV

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June 9 - 15

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamps

Old Time & Traditional Week

Marysville College, Marysville, TN

(Near Knoxville, TN)

Info: http://www.flatpik.com/Steve-Kaufman-Acoustic-Kamp

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June 9 - 15

Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week

Mars Hill, NC

Info: http://www.mhc.edu/oldtimemusic

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June 13 - 16

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

The Center for Irish Music in St. Paul, MN 

(750 Mi. from Columbus)

This event pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of 

all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, and performances. 

Info: http://www.centerforirishmusic.org

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June 14 - 16

Coshocton Dulcimer Days

Roscoe Village, Coshocton, OH

Info: http://www.coshoctondulcimerdays.com

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June 20 - 22

WV Folk Festival

Glenville, WV

Info: http://www.wvstatefolkfestival.com

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June 21 - 23

Solebrate Festival

Franklin County Fairgrounds

Hilliard, Ohio

Info: http://www.solebrate.com

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June 23 - 28

Allegheny Echoes

Appalachian Music & Creative Writing Workshops

Marlinton, WV

Info: http://www.alleghenyechoes.com

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June 28 - 30

Cityfolk Festival

RiverScape MetroPark, Dayton, OH

Info: http://www.cityfolk.org/festival/festival.html

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July 7 - 13

The Swannanoa Gathering

Traditional Song Week

Warren Wilson College

Near Ashville, NC

Info: http://www.swangathering.com

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July 14 - 19

Dulcimer U Summer Week

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC 28723

Info: http://www.wcu.edu 

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July 14 - 20

The Swannanoa Gathering

Celtic Week

Warren Wilson College

Near Ashville, NC

Info: http://www.swangathering.com

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July 18 - 27

Lancaster Festival

Music, Art & Family Fun

75 Events - Many Free

Lancaster, OH

Info: http://www.lanfest.org

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July 21 - 27

The Swannanoa Gathering

Old-Time Week

Warren Wilson College

Near Ashville, NC

Info: http://www.swangathering.com

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July 28 - Aug 3

The Swannanoa Gathering

Guitar Week &

Contemporary Folk Week

Warren Wilson College

Near Ashville, NC

Info: http://www.swangathering.com

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July 31 - Aug 4

Appalachian String Band Festival

a.k.a, Clifftop

Camp Washington-Carver

Clifftop, WV 25831

Info: http://www.wvculture.org/stringband

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Aug 1 - 4

 National Storytelling Conference

Richmond, Virginia

Info: http://www.storynet.org/conference 

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Aug 4 - 10

The Swannanoa Gathering

Fiddle Week &

Mando & Banjo Week

Warren Wilson College

Near Ashville, NC

Info: http://www.swangathering.com

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Aug 4 - 11

Augusta Heritage Center

Old-Time, Dance, Vocal & Crafts Week

+ Festival

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV

Info: https://augustaheritagecenter.org/old-time-dance

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Aug 16 - 18

Three Rivers Storytelling Festival 

Winchester Thurston School-North Campus

4225 Middle Road, Allison Park, PA 15101

(Near Pittsburgh, PA)

Info: http://home.comcast.net

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Sept 20 - 21

Fontana Clogging Jamboree

Fontana Village Resort, NC

Info: http://www.fontanaworkshop.com

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Sept 27 - 28

Cave Run Storytelling Festival

Twin Knobs Campground

5195 KY Hwy 801 South

Morehead KY 40351

Info: http://www.caverunstoryfest.org or 800-654-1944 

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Oct 4 - 6

National Storytelling Festival

Jonesborough, TN 37659

Info: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival

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Oct 19

Oktober CLOGfest

Clogging Dance Workshop

The Seasons Lodge & conference Center

Nashville, Indiana

Info: 812-579-6979 

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Nov 1 - 2

Kentucky Storytelling Conference

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup, Kentucky

Info: http://www.kystory.org/conference/

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Nov 2 - 3

Indiana Fall Classic

Clogging & Dance Championships

Clarion Hotel Convention Center

Columbus, IN

Info: Naomi: naomi_p@sbcglobal.net or Jeff: ccajeff@aol.com

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