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A five day mountaintop gathering of musicians and friends with contests, concerts, workshops, square dances, camping and a hymn-sing. West Virginia masters are presented to an audience of more than 3000 musicians and string band music lovers from around the world. Over the history of this festival, more than 20 foreign countries and 48 of the 50 states have been represented, with many returning year after year to this much-loved festival.

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Camp Washington-Carver * HC 35, Box 5 * Clifftop WV 25831-9601
(304)438-3005


Join us again
July 30 - August 3, 2014
for our 25th Gathering!

*Pre-festival camping will begin on Friday, July 26, 2013.*


2013 String Band Schedule.

The 2013 Press release.

Camping and admission prices.

Please observe our safety rules and policies.

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Here are our Dog policies.

Here are the regular Contest rules.

Here are the Neo-traditionalband Contest rules.

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