Fort New Salem Foundation, Inc. will assist Fort New Salem in preserving and advancing the educational, historical, cultural and social aspects of Nineteenth Century West(ern) Virginia.





 27th Annual






August 11-13

         EVENT HOURS

         FRIDAY             5 PM         Open

                                    7:30 PM     Coffee House Concert             

         SATURDAY       9 AM         Open

                                     7:30 PM    Feature Concert

         SUNDAY            9: 30 - 3 PM  Open


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.


General guided tours will occur daily up till concert time. In addition to the musicians, visitors will see various artisans through out the weekend. Scheduled are live demonstrations of blacksmithing, basket making, tinsmithing, fiddle making and more!

There will be concerts on Friday a
nd Saturday evening. The Friday concert will features a more informal approach of listening to great music at a coffee house. It features various work shop leaders.The Saturday evening concert will feature Wendy Songe, an award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, performer, teacher & nationally touring musician, is our feature entertainer. Wendy is a musical menagerie you will not want to miss! The concerts are included in the general admission.


New for 2017 is the addition of onsite food service throughout the day on Saturday!


Vendors will be available throughout the weekend to sell dulcimers and supplies The Fort New Salem Visitor Center & Gift Shop will also be open.


General Admission  & Evening Concert                             $7 per day*

Evening Concerts                                                              $7 per day*

                                                             *Children 10 and under admitted free with paying adult

Workshop fees vary. Click to download the tentative workshop schedule and application.


Festival Pass includes general admission to all days and each concert           

For more information, call 304-695-2220.

This event is sponsored by the Fort New Salem Foundation;  Martin Ventures, LLC / EastGate Used Cars, LLC, Salem International University, West Virginia Culture & History

Fort New Salem Foundation, Inc.  

81 Settlers Lane    PO Box 186 Salem, WV 26426  

E-mail           304-695-2220