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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 as well!. Every year, the Lion's Club sets up a hot dog stand, and this year you can have a cheese-steak or have dessert first with a funnel cake! But no matter what, don't forget the Strawberry Shortcake from the Gilmer Co. FFA!

heck out the 2018 Car Show Flyer for times and contact information!!!

The 5K is back!!!! Register today!
Don't miss out on the many family activities which take place during the festival!!!

The WV State Folk Festival also offers workshops in music, dance, and crafts, as well as demonstrations of many crafts.
We are happy to announce that The Thimble and Threads Quilt Show has returned for 2018!! The quilt show will be held at the Methodist Church on Main St (the same as years past) and will welcome visitors on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. 

Tentative Schedule for 2018

Guitar Raffle 2018

Congratulations to Kery Alan Radd, winner of the guitar raffle.  Thanks to John Preston of Old World Tonewood Company for building and donating this great guitar. 

Part I & II of this wonderful documentary can be found on YouTube

2018 Folk Festival T-shirt

Coming soon!

Gilmer County Belle

Congratulations to Charlene Snyder, the 2018 Gilmer County belle.  

Where to stay

The Glenville Inn is just three miles out of town, as is the Old Wolfe Inn B&B.

Cedar Creek State Park

The Gilmer County Recreation Center has tent camping sites.  Call 304-462-7653 for more information.

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West Virginia State Folk Festival, Inc.

P.O. Box 362

Glenville, WV 26351