West Virginia State Folk Festival

Music, Heritage, and Appalachian  Culture

Welcome, Visitors!

Since 1950, the West Virginia State Folk Festival has focused on old-time music, traditional square dancing, and Appalachian arts and crafts.
Join us each year -- beginning the third Thursday in June -- as the city of Glenville, West Virginia, takes on a marvelous change reminiscent of the old days. See antique cars, the Folk Festival Belles, quilt shows, and Appalachian arts and crafts. Your ears will be treated to the sweet sounds of banjo and fiddle contests, jam sessions in the streets, old-time gospel singing, and oral traditions. Please your tastebuds at the Festival. Every year, the Lion's Club sets up a hot dog stand, and the Gilmer Co. Farm Bureau serves tempting items such as BBQ chicken and roast beef sandwiches -- and don't forget the beans and cornbread!
Folk Festival Belle, Sadie Kelble
Gilmer Co. 2012

The West Virginia Folk Festival is grateful to Aramark for its support of our new website.

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