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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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59 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.
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 ...


Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:52:30 -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 ...

Charleston Daily Mail (blog)

Charleston Daily Mail (blog)
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:41:15 -0800

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West Virginia MetroNews
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:32:24 -0700

GLENVILLE, W. Va. – The third Thursday in June, people from far and wide descend on Glenville's State Folk Festival for the music but stay for the nostalgia. “What we really stand for are the traditional ways of doing things,” David O'Dell, President ...


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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