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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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USA TODAY

USA TODAY
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:25:47 -0700

This folk festival celebrates West Virginia's traditional music, dance, stories, crafts, and food. It's not a sit-on-the-sidelines kind of event. The dancing alone will wear you out---not just square dancing and flat footing, but also Irish, Scottish ...

USA TODAY

USA TODAY
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:01:17 -0700

Another free event is Vandalia Gathering, a three-day cultural festival of master performances, storytelling, banjo, mandolin and fiddle contests, square dancing and gospel music. Vandalia returns to the Capitol grounds every May, bringing hordes of ...
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