The 52nd Appalachian Festival

The 52nd Appalachian Festival in Cincinnati on Saturday, May 13, 2023
The 52nd Appalachian Festival in Cincinnati on Saturday, May 13, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 1000 - 2100
The Appalachian Festival is a Mother's Day weekend tradition in this region for the past 52 years. Located along Cincinnati's scenic Ohio River at Coney Island, the park is transformed into an authentic mountain-life village celebrating the area's rich Appalachian heritage.

This year the festival is featuring mountain music on three stages, with some of the greatest local bluegrass bands, including Tony Hale & Blackwater, Vernon McIntyre & Appalachian Grass, Rabbit Hash String Band, Missy & Arty Werner "Art of the Jam", Mike Oberst & The Tillers, and many more. No experience is necessary for the all-new Saturday night Fun Dance. During the weekend, local dance troupes will be performing a variety of energetic clogging and line dances on all our dance stages. Storytelling is deeply rooted in Appalachian culture. The Appalachian Festival will announce our line-up is Stephen "Doc" Hollen, Hannah Sue Cooper, Paul Ingram, and Omope Carter Daboiku.

The Appalachian Market, Mountain Food, and Pickin' Porches will be lining the walkways, as you take a stroll through various Appalachian traditions. The most popular area, the Mountain Village, will feature Native American dances with All Nations Drum, tinsmiths, blacksmiths, broom makers, soap-makers, spinners, and weavers. We will have demonstrators that will be showing beadwork, Native American hand drumming, basket making, rope making, and back by popular demand Northern Yankee Moonshine's master distiller demonstrating mountain distilling. We will be sharing in worship on Sunday morning with a Mountain Church Service for our guests and campers.

Fun for the whole family! All proceeds go to grants that give back to the Appalachian community.

Category: Community | Fairs | Craft Fairs
Starting Price Per Person
$ 15.00 USD
Other Information
Coney Island Park
6201 Kellogg Avenue
Cincinnati Ohio 45230
United States
( Park - Garden - Outdoor Space )

Event Organizer Contact
Shanon Rice
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Event ID: 213465

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