Vandalia will also be featured at state’s 150th Birthday Celebration
Musicians will be center stage for the 2013 Vandalia Gathering at the State Capitol Complex on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25. The focus will be on music contests and concerts, annual juried quilt exhibition awards and the presentation of the Vandalia Award. Musical competitions and concerts will fill the Culture Center Great Hall and State Theater. Food vendors will offer traditional favorites and new flavors that Vandalia attendees enjoy.
In June, the Vandalia Gathering will be featured as a part of West Virginia’s 150th birthday celebration – Sesquicentennial Celebration. During the celebration, which will take place June 20-23 at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, the 2013 Vandalia Gathering winning musicians will perform on an outdoor stage to highlight the importance of Appalachian music in West Virginia's culture. The food and craft vendors who traditionally participate during Vandalia Gathering also will be at the Sesquicentennial Celebration along with food contests, a dance stage and the liar's competition.
Join us May 24-25, 2013 for our 37th Gathering
Music·Dancing·Stories·Crafts·Food and Fun plus Old-Time activities for Young'uns
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Parking for the Gathering:
There will be no charge to use metered parking on the Capitol Complex Friday evening after five and all day Saturday and Sunday. Guests may also park in the parking garage at no charge, though the elevator will not be working.
Vendors and performers will be directed to their assigned parking spots.
View the Vandalia Award portrait gallery.
The Goldenseal list of all Vandalia Winners.
Sample the music of Vandalia on CD and check out the store.
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West Virginia Division of Culture and History
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