Private Lessons  9:00 am - Noon
Workshops 1:00 – 5:00 (COTC) (college)
Mini-concerts: 1:00 - 7:00 
Traditional Jam : 7:00 - 10:00 (in COTC -Rm. 150 and  parlor)

Workshops: 9:00 – 5:00 (COTC (college)
Mini-concerts: 9:30 – 5:00 
Jam sessions: all day throughout the village
Headliner Concert: 7:00 at Roscoe United Methodist Church

Gospel sing: 11:00 
Jam sessions: all day
Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships   1:00pm  

                               GENERAL INFORMATION

This year marks the 42nd consecutive year that a dulcimer festival is held in Coshocton, Ohio. The mission of this festival is to preserve a part of our Appalachian heritage by focusing on its music. The main components are the workshops, headliners’ concert, Mid-East Regional Championships, mini-concerts, and jam sessions.  

There is no admission charge for the festival; however, workshops are $15 and there is a fee for private lessons. A free-will offering is taken up at the headliners’ concert. 

Festival attendees are asked to register at COTC (college located in Roscoe Village) registration table and to pick up a name badge which will identify participants as festival attendees to the local merchants and other participants. The attendees can purchase workshop tickets there also - attendees will need to purchase a ticket for each workshop they wish to attend at $15 each.

LocationAll events take place within Roscoe Village, located just off US 36 in Coshocton. If you are coming from Interstate 77 you would take exit 65 - and head towards Coshocton on 36/16.   Exit just past the light for Rt. 93 - into Roscoe Village - take your first left and drive through Roscoe Village to the end of the street where Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is located.  There is parking behind the college. If you miss that exit you can take the next exit - come straight across at the intersection and enter Roscoe Village.  COTC is the first building on your right.
If you are coming from the west on 16 you would take the Coshocton exit and turn left, then take the second right turn into Roscoe Village.  COTC is the first building on your right.  All events, except the Saturday night concert, are held in the in classrooms at COTC (Central Ohio Technical College).  

Facilities/Locations: Workshops will be held in the college (COTC). The headliners’ concert takes place at Roscoe United Methodist Church. The regional championships and the mini-concerts take place in Room 150 in the college. The Friday night jams are in COTC. 

Parking: Free parking is available behind the Roscoe Village Visitor’s Center, behind COTC, near the entrance to Roscoe and on the street (the street will be open).

Private Lessons: Again this year there is an opportunity for private lessons.  Please visit the Private Lessons page for more information about the schedule and fees.

Workshops:  There is something here for everyone – from beginning to advanced musicians – to learn. Workshops are offered for mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, ukulele, penny whistle, and autoharp. This year there will also be workshops on how to download sheet music onto your iPad or android tablet.   You may  register on the days(s) of the workshops.  

         Workshop tickets will be required for entry into the  workshops.  
These can be picked up at the information table at COTC.  The workshop tickets are general tickets and you will purchase the number of tickets that you will need for the workshops that you wish to attend.

The $15 per workshop fee may be paid at the registration tables. You may pre-register through the email  (  Just a reminder - we do not take credit cards, only cash or checks.
You may pre-pay and pre-register by mailing a check made out to Coshocton Dulcimer Days for $15 for each class requested to Louise Cardenzana, Treasurer,   805 Edwards St., West Lafayette, OH 43845

Workshop Locations:  
   COTC (Central Ohio Technical College):  Workshops will be held in the classrooms and in the cafeteria. You may access the building through the front door and take the elevator or through the lower level entrance in the back near the parking lot and take the elevator.  A festival information table will be located near the front entrance. 

Saturday Headliners’ ConcertEnjoy the beauty, excitement, and musical styles of Madeline MacNeil and Joshua Messick in the comfort of the beautiful sanctuary of the Roscoe United Methodist Church. The evening will start at 7:00 . In lieu of admission, a freewill offering will be collected.  The evening will end with a Grand Finale!

Mini-concerts:  Mini-concerts will take place on Friday from 1:00 until the start of the traditional jam session and all day Saturday in Room 150.   

Restaurants/FoodFood will be available at the Warehouse Restaurant . On Saturday, the restaurant will offer a lunch special for $10 (all inclusive - tax and tip included).  You may also order from the menu. In addition there are other places to eat in the village (Uncorked and Medberry Place) as well as places in Coshocton. For information see: 

Raffle: Be sure to check out the beautiful instruments donated by these instruments builders for our raffle. Through the generous donation of David and Annette Lindsey (David’s Dulcimers),  we again have a beautiful hammered dulcimer to raffle. Terry Kirby (Spring Creek Psalteries) is again offering a lovely bowed psaltery.  And this year Wayne Simms (Waynie's Psalteries) has offered one of his beautiful and unique bowed psalteries and Jim Phillips (GCreek Instruments) has offered one of his beautiful mountain dulcimers for the raffle.  The Coshocton Visitors Bureau is giving us a selection of Coshocton county wines again this year.  When you buy your raffle tickets you can designate which item you want to take a chance on!  We greatly appreciate the generosity of these folks and their support of the festival.  The drawing will take place during the Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships on Sunday afternoon. You do not need to be present to win, but if you win (and you have left the festival) you should make prior arrangements for shipping or for someone to deliver it. 

Jam Sessions:  The traditional Friday night jam will take place in the COTC  parlor/cafeteria, with a "slow jam" in the lower level -Room 150, after the mini-concerts in Room 150. In addition, jams will be going on all day. Festival attendees are encouraged to set up jams throughout the village.  

Competitions:  The Mid-East Regional Mountain Dulcimer and Hammered Dulcimer Championships will be held on Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:00. The rules of the national competition will be strictly followed and the winning competitors will go on to compete in the National Competition in Winfield, KS. Those wishing to compete should sign up at the registration tables. Competition rules are available  a 

T-Shirts:  We have a beautiful newly designed t-shirt this year - available in several colors!  Many thanks to Marilyn Garver for making the t-shirts and to Jan Hammond for designing this year's t-shirt. They will be available at the registration/information table for $15.

Accommodations:  The official festival hotel is the Coshocton Village Inn and Suites (740)622-9455.  They offer a discount - be sure to mention that you are here for Dulcimer Days.   Lake Park Campground is now accepting reservations for campsites - you can call at (740)622-7528 or email at Coshocton KOA (formerly Colonial Campground and RV Park) is our official festival campground and is located three miles from Roscoe Village.  They are offering a 10 percent discount on their sites to festival-goers.  In addition, The Lindseys will be camping there and are planning jams on Friday and Saturday nights after the regularly scheduled events (Traditional Jam on Friday and Concert on Saturday). Call the campground (740 - 502-9245) or to book a site. Their website is 

Information regarding other hotels, motels, camp grounds, etc. in the area can be obtained at You  will also find listings there for local restaurants and other attractions.

Area attractions:  While in the area you may want to take in some of the local attractions: in addition to the Roscoe Village shops and tours that are available through the Visitors Center, you may want to visit Clary Gardens, Lake Park, local wineries, etc.  This information is available at  Also, the Coshocton Visitors Bureau is located in Roscoe Village - next to Canal Cargo. Check out the beautiful display of Annin Flags - they are a local dealer for the flags made in Coshocton.

Gospel Sing/Church ServicesThe Gospel Sing will begin at 11:00. Bill Schilling and Marty Rodabaugh will lead the singing.  Come and join in - handouts with words will be available.  

SupportIf you would like to volunteer some time during the festival please send an email to  We could use some volunteers at the registration/information tables.   Those wishing to help with financial support for the festival can send checks payable to Coshocton Dulcimer Days to Louise Cardenzana, Treasurer, 805 Edwards St., West Lafayette, OH 43845.  

QuestionsIf you have any questions about any of this information (or anything else that pertains to the festival that we neglected to address) contact us at (740)545-6265) - Louise or at the email address:  We promise a quick response to your inquiries.

Schedule and Info
June 16 - 18, 2017
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Mini-concert Schedule

Friday:     5:30