West Virginia State Folk Festival  

Music, Heritage, and Appalachian  Culture

June 20th to June 23rd, 2019.

2019 Schedule of Events Coming Soon!

Festival Purpose:

The purpose of this corporate body shall be to preserve the remnants of pioneer life and culture of West Virginia in music, entertainment, education, and social and economic activities to the end that citizens may appreciate and respect the achievements of their forebearers.

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!

Stay Tuned for a special 
2019 Raffle Announcement!

Congratulations to Kery Alan Radd, winner of the 2018 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