Augusta Festival

Augusta Festival

August 11-13, 2017

Friday, August 11 – Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Augusta Festival is an annual celebration of traditional music, dance and craft, the grand finale to our summer session.

 Augusta Festival Events Schedule as of June 13th  |

AUGUSTA FESTIVAL
August 11 – 12, 2017
The Augusta Festival is an annual celebration of traditional music, dance and craft, the grand finale to our summer session.

FRIDAY FESTIVAL DANCE
Friday, August 11, 8 p.m.
Kick off the Augusta Festival by square dancing to live music in the open-air Augusta Dance Pavilion. Featuring AJ Srubas & Friends with Lou Maiuri & T-Claw Calling Square Dances. General admission: $7. Students and AmeriCorps: $5. Old-Time and Vocal Week students: Free.

FRIDAY FESTIVAL VOCAL WORKSHOP & OPEN SING
Friday, August 11, 8 p.m.
The Music of Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
Taught by special guest, Laurie Lewis.
Open Sing to Follow. Robbins Memorial Chapel. Free.

AUGUSTA FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join us for the festivities in tree-shaded Elkins City Park. The Augusta Festival includes a juried craft fair featuring the best regional artisans, live music on two stages, workshops, craft demonstrations, jam sessions, and children’s activities. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, rain or shine.

WEST VIRGINIA OPEN FIDDLE & BANJO CONTEST
Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration for the contest begins at 10 a.m. at the Shelter Stage in the Elkins City Park and cash prizes will be awarded in banjo and fiddle. As an “open” contest, participants from any state or region are welcome to enter. The contest will start at 11 a.m. and will run until all have competed. There is no registration fee to compete. Three prizes will be awarded in fiddle, banjo, as well as a best senior musician prize for age 60 and older, and a best youth musician prize for age 15 and younger.

FESTIVAL CONCERT FEATURING MOUNTAIN STAGE!
Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.
The Augusta Festival concert will be recorded live for the internationally syndicated radio program Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. Heard weekly on NPR stations across the country, Mountain Stage is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and is celebrating its 34th year on the air. Concert features Tom Paxton and The Don Juans, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Bill Kirchen, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and The Early Mays. Tickets: $25 general admission, $15 students.

SATURDAY FESTIVAL DANCE
Saturday, August 12, following concert
The final dance of the summer will be held following the concert in the Augusta Dance Pavilion. Featuring Red Run with Round Robbin Square Dance Calling.
General admission: $7. Students and AmeriCorps: $5. (Included in Mountain Stage concert admission.)