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.





 26th Annual






August 12-14

         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, wood working 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.


Saturday's concert will feature Indiana native, Ted Yoder. Ted is a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion. He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered and is referred to as the Bela Fleck of hammered dulcimer.


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

Festival Pass (music workshop) All days                    $45

                                                    Saturday Only          $30

                                                    Sunday Only             $20

                                                    Weekend Meal Pass $12 (lunch on Friday & Saturday)

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;  Clarksburg Printing, LLC Martin Ventures, LLC / EastGate Used Cars, LLC, West Virginia Culture & History

Fort New Salem Foundation, Inc.  

81 Settlers Lane    PO Box 186 Salem, WV 26426  

E-mail           304-695-2220