dewv.edu A Center of Excellence, Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College offers ten week-long programs featuring instruction in many traditions of music, dance, craft, and folklore. Concerts, dances, a festival, and other heritage arts events are also part of the Augusta experience. Visit us on the wooded, historic campus of Davis & Elkins College located in the scenic mountain town of Elkins, West Virginia.

2015 Dates

• July 5–10: Cajun/Creole and Early Country Music Week
• July 12–17: Blues & Swing Week
• July 19–24: Irish Week
• July 26–31: Bluegrass Week
• August 2–9: Old-Time, Vocal, & American Vernacular Dance Week
• August 7-9: Festival Weekend
• Oct 18-25: Oct. Old-Time Week
• Oct 23-25: Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion

Mountain Dance Trail dance in Sutton, WV

The Mountain Dance Trail

The Mountain Dance Trail is a heritage tourism initiative of Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College which honors, embraces and promotes local community square dances throughout West Virginia. The 2014 seasons feature dances in various locations each and every month.

Call 304.637.1209 or visit  MountainDanceTrail.org for dance schedules.

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Appalachian Studies at D&E

The Appalachian Studies program seeks to promote awareness about the cultural and environmental heritage of the Appalachian region within the context of the modern world. This interdisciplinary program represents the commitment of Davis & Elkins College to the region it calls home.  Students in the program are provided with historical context and sufficient background to address contemporary issues related to living and working in Appalachia.


Mountain Music Trail

The Mountain Music Trail takes visitors on an exploration of the roots of the state’s strong music tradition, influenced by West Virginia’s Scottish and Irish ancestors and the Allegheny Mountains. The regional trail goes through five counties (Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker) via U.S. Route 219, and there are festivals and workshops throughout the year. Visit MountainMusicTrail.com for a calendar of events, venues, musicians, and more.