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30th Annual Dulcimer Weekend
August 7 - 9, 2020

On-Site Festival Canceled

See Virtual Festival



General Information

Fort New Salem is a representative log house settlement of the frontier period (1800-1900) of West Virginia. It is located in Salem, WV on US Route 50 between Parkersburg and Clarksburg. It is currently owned and operated by the Fort New Salem Foundation.

The dulcimer weekend features hands-on music workshops during the day for all levels of players. The workshops will be primarily on mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer with additional workshops on other folk instruments. Our workshop leaders/performers are experienced musicians from Ohio, West Virginia and beyond. They include TBA.

There will be concerts on Friday and Saturday evening. Both nights will feature 20 minute sets by the workshop leaders.

Vendors will be available throughout the weekend to sell dulcimers and supplies. There will also be books and CDs available from many of the workshop leaders.

Hotels are available in Bridgeport at the junction of US 50 and I79. Camping will be permitted on the grounds of Fort New Salem - small campers in the parking lot, tents along north side of the cabins.

Donuts and coffee will be available for breakfast. Sandwiches (meat and cheese tray) will be available for lunch. Food is available at several restaurants along main street including Dairy Queen, Subway and Domino's Pizza. There is also a Go-Mart at the nearby US 50 intersection that sells subs and pizza.



Updated July 14, 2020