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Everett Lilly and the Lilly Mountaineers performing at the 2009 Vandalia Gathering

The Vandalia Gathering is a popular festival devoted to old-time and bluegrass music, as well as related arts such as dance, quilt making, and cooking, which takes place each summer on the state capitol grounds in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. It was established in 1977. It is held on Memorial Day weekend in May. The festival features solo competitions, whose winners are awarded cash prizes.

Performers at the festival have included Lester McCumbers, Dwight Diller, Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz, and Everett Lilly and the Lilly Mountaineers.

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58 news items

Charleston Gazette
Wed, 21 May 2014 17:33:45 -0700

Division of Culture and History The Songcatchers from Raleigh County perform at the 2013 Vandalia Gathering in the Great Hall of the Culture Center. The annual event, which runs Friday through Sunday, attracts musicians, dancers, artists and ...
State Journal
Fri, 16 May 2014 12:36:30 -0700

This Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, the Culture Center and State Capitol grounds will set the stage for the 38th annual Vandalia Gathering – the state's annual celebration of the traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts and food of West Virginia.
West Virginia MetroNews
Fri, 23 May 2014 03:07:30 -0700

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The long held tradition of mountain music will be celebrated this weekend on the grounds of the West Virginia state capitol. It's the 38th annual Vandalia Gathering. “It started as an opportunity to bring together West Virginia ...
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:56:15 -0700

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will celebrate the traditional music of West Virginia on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25, at the Culture Center during the 37th annual Vandalia Gathering. The family-friendly event is free ...
Charleston Gazette
Tue, 27 May 2014 21:07:04 -0700

As further proof that Gazette food columnist Judy Grigoraci knows her way around a kitchen, she picked up two blue ribbons in the Vandalia Gathering food competition held over the long Memorial Day weekend. “We added the food contest three or four ...
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Tue, 20 May 2014 12:07:30 -0700

CHARLESTON — The Vandalia Award, West Virginia's highest folklife honor, will be presented to singer, songwriter and performer Roger Bryant of Logan on Friday, May 23, at the 38th Annual Vandalia Gathering. Bryant will receive the award during a 7 p.m ...
Parkersburg News
Wed, 28 May 2014 21:18:45 -0700

CHARLESTON - Local residents placed in the competitions in the annual Vandalia Gathering on Memorial Day weekend. The 38th annual event highlighting West Virginia heritage is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Among the ...


Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Camp Washington-Carver's Appalachian String Band Festival, Charleston's Vandalia Gathering, and the Augusta Heritage Center's Augusta Heritage Festival are all annual highlights of the Appalachian music calendar. Arts and Crafts: Many of the state's ...

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