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Festivals & Gatherings

 
Month-by-month:
 
January: Portland Old Time Music Gathering
February: Oly Old-Time Festival - cancelled for 2022
March: Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering
April:  
May: Los Angeles Old Time Social
Bluff Country Gathering
June:
Mt. Airy Blue Grass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
Stickerville
Indiana Fiddlers Gathering

July:
Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival (CROMA) - cancelled for 2022
Appalachian Stringband Festival (AKA Clifftop) - pre-festival camping
August:
Appalachian Stringband Festival (AKA Clifftop)
Old Fiddlers' Convention (Galax)
Centralia Old-Time Music Campout
White Oak Folk Fest
Golden Old-Time Campout
Santa Fe Traditional Music Festival
Walnut Valley Pre-Festival Land Rush begins
September: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Walnut Valley Festival
October: ABQ Folk Festival • Full Event
Austin Stringband Festival
Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers' Festival

 

New Mexico

Albuquerque

ABQ Folk Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2023
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Santa Fe

Santa Fe Traditional Music Festival
Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music
Date: August 25-27, 2023
Location: Camp Stoney • 7855 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM

 

Neighboring states

Arizona

Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering
Thursday-Sunday, March 2-5, 2023
Location: Tucson

Colorado

Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival
Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association (CROMA)
We wish.

Kansas

Walnut Valley Festival
September 13-19, 2023
Pre-festival camping begins with Land Rush "Pre-Line-Up" - check website for details
Location: Winfield, KS

Texas

Austin Stringband Festival
Date: TBA
Location: Austin, TX
Lots of dancing at this one -- Southern Squares, Honky-Tonk, Cajun, Mexican...

And Beyond...

(in random order; see grid above for month by month timeline)

WESTERN U.S.

Los Angeles Old Time Social
Date: TBA, 2023
Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Date: September 20-25, 2023
Location: Berkeley, CA
Golden Old-Time Campout
Date: TBA
Location: Lake Sonoma, CA
Stickerville - the old-time component of the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest & Festival
Date: TBA
Location: Wieser, Idaho
Portland Old Time Music Gathering
Date: January , 2023
Location: Portland, OR
Oly Old-Time Festival
Date: February 17-19, 2023
Loaction: Olympia, WA

Centralia Old-Time Music Campout
Date: August 12-20, 2023
Location: Centralia, Washington (halfway between Seattle and Portland)

Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers' Festival
Saturday, TBA, 2023
Santa Barbara, CA

 

EASTERN U.S.

Appalachian Stringband Festival (AKA Clifftop)
Date: August 2-6, 2023 • pre-festival camping July 28-August 1, 2023
Location: Clifftop, WV
Old Fiddlers' Convention (Galax)
Date: August 7-12, 2023
Location: Galax, VA
Mt. Airy Blue Grass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
Date: June 2-3, 2023
Location: Mt. Airy, North Carolina
 

Midwest

Bluff Country Gathering
Date: May 18-21, 2023
Lanesboro, MN

Indiana Fiddlers Gathering
Date: June 23-25, 2023
Battleground, IN

White Oak Folk Fest
August TBA, 2023
Dodgeville, WI

 

 

Here's a searchable festival guide for everywhere you might want to go, and places you didn't know you wanted to go.

 

 

 

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