Workshops 1:00 – 5:00 Central Ohio Technical College: Montgomery Hall (COTC)
Jam in the parlor: 1:00 - 5:00
Traditional Jam : 7:00 - 10:00 (in COTC Montgomery Hall)
Workshops: 9:00 – 5:00 (COTC Montgomery Hall)
Mini-concerts: 9:15 – 5:00
Jam on the first floor: all day
Headliner Concert: 7:00 at Roscoe United Methodist Church
Featuring Aaron O'Rourke and David Mahler
Gospel sing: 11:00 (COTC Montgomery Hall )
Jam sessions: all day
Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships 1:00pm
This year marks the 45th 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. A free-will offering is taken up at the headliners’ concert.
Festival attendees are asked to register at Central Ohio Technical College: Montgomery Hall, 200 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH 43812 (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.
Location: All 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 Central Ohio Technical College: Montgomery Hall.
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 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 it.
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, harp, bodhran, guitar and autoharp. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
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’ Concert: Enjoy the beauty, excitement, and musical styles of Joe Collins and Walt Michael 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 5;00 and all day Saturday in Room 150.
Restaurants/Food: The Youth Group from Sacred Heart Church will again be offering hot dogs, coneys, drinks, etc. near the back door to the college. In addition there are other places to eat in the village (Warehouse Restaurant, Uncorked and Medberry Place) as well as places in Coshocton. For information see: www.visitcoshocton.com
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 offering a lovely serenity harp this year. Jim and Betty Woods have donated a beautiful McSpadden dulcimer and the Coshocton Visitors Bureau is giving us a selection of Coshocton products again this year. Roscoe Village has offered a beautiful hand-woven rug. 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 cafeteria in Montgomery Hall (COTC) with a "nice and easy" jam in the lower level parlor. In addition, jams will be going on all day in the parlor. Festival attendees are encouraged to set up jams throughout the village. The merchants love to have music on the street! There will also be jamming in the parlor on Saturday.
Competitions: The Mid-East Regional Mountain Dulcimer and Hammered Dulcimer Championships will be held on Sunday afternoon in the cafeteria in Montgomery Hall (COTC) 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 at www.wvfest.com
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 Ron Cummings for designing this year's t-shirt. They will be available 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 email@example.com. 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 http://koa.com/campgrounds/coshocton/ to book a site. Their website is www.coshoctonkoa.com.
Information regarding other hotels, motels, camp grounds, etc. in the area can be obtained at www.visitcoshocton.com 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 and breweries, etc. This information is available at www.visitcoshocton.com. 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 Services: The Gospel Sing will begin at 11:00 in the cafeteria in Monatgomery Hall (COTC). Bill Schilling and Marty Rodabaugh will lead the singing. Come and join in - handouts with words will be available.
Support: If you would like to volunteer some time during the festival please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Questions: If 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: Telephone: (740)545-6265) - Louise
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