32st Annual Dulcimer Festival
August 11-13, 2023

The Fort New Salem Dulcimer Festival will be held August 11-13, 2023. Fort New Salem is an Appalachian Living History Museum located in Central West Virginia.

Our workshop leaders this year will soon be announced but last year included Cynthia Brissey, Marge Diamond, Jeff Fedan, Jerry Rockwell, Bill Schilling, Linda Sigismondi, Steven K. Smith, Olivia Walton, and Tish Westman. There will be workshops on mountain and hammered dulcimer as well as other folk instruments such as autoharp, bowed psaltry and Native American flute.

There will be concerts both Friday and Saturday evenings.

For over three decades, music lovers have gathered at Fort New Salem for the Dulcimer Festival.
We feature music, concerts, Appalachian artisans and hands-on music workshops during the day for all levels of players.
The workshops primarily focus on the mountain and hammered dulcimer with additional ones on other folk instruments and voice.
Daily general admission for visitors touring but not participating in the music workshops is $7. Children 10 & under are free.
On Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, we feature a concert. Each concert is “coffee house” style concert features short sets by several of the workshop leaders. The concerts are included in the general admission. We also close on Sunday with a one hour music jam concert finale at 2 PM.
FRIDAY 5 – 9:30 PM
SATURDAY 9 – 9:30 PM
SUNDAY 9:30 – 3 PM
All proceeds benefit Fort New Salem. For more information on Fort New Salem visit www.fortnewsalemfoundation.org or call 304-695-2220.
This event is sponsored by the
Martin Ventures LLC / EastGate Used Cars LLC
Schillace Law Office