October 26-27, 2018

Old-Time Fiddler, Lester McCumbers. Closeup of hands playing fiddle.

This is the 29th year of this unique event –  a favorite of all who love old-time music. Scores of West Virginia’s master fiddlers, pickers, and singers gather, along with hundreds of local folks and visitors for a weekend of fun, packed with jam sessions throughout the weekend, informal concerts, and renewal of friendships.

On Friday night, October 26, the Fiddlers’ Reunion kicks off with a Halloween Square Dance. (Costumes are encouraged but not required.) Music will be provided by members of the October Old-Time Week instructors and staff. Admission is $7, Students $5 with ID, D&E faculty, staff and students admitted free.

On Saturday, October 27, the events center around a concert stage in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. From 10:00am to 5:00pm you will be able to enjoy the music of a series of performances by dozens of invited old-time musicians from all over West Virginia. And a freestyle clogging and flatfooting contest will be held on the stage around 5:00pm. Cash prizes will be awarded. Exhibits and sales by instrument vendors will be nearby, and food will be available for purchase. Throughout the day, tune and song swaps feature traditional singers from all over the region, and jam sessions happen all day.