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Vandalia Gathering
Everett Lilly and the Lilly Mountaineers performing at the 2009 Vandalia Gathering
Genre Bluegrass music, Old-time music
Dates Memorial Day weekend in May
Location(s) Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Years active 1977-present
Official site

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.[1]

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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18 news items

Sat, 23 May 2015 15:25:52 -0700

The Vandalia Gathering is underway on the state Capitol grounds. The festival is all about celebrating West Virginia and Appalachian culture and heritage. In addition to all the great music, there's a ton of dancing, artwork, crafts and great foot to ...

West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia MetroNews
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:33:45 -0700

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It is a most uniquely West Virginia event and it's become a Mountain State treasure. The 39th Vandalia Gathering will kick off Friday on the grounds of the state capitol in Charleston. The event is a spotlight of West Virginia ...
Tue, 19 May 2015 05:48:27 -0700

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's time for an annual festival - a tradition that's a sure sign summer's on its way. The 39th Vandalia Gathering takes over the capitol complex this memorial day weekend. Guests will find all sorts of Appalachian arts, crafts and ...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:55:57 -0700

James Froemel won the Biggest Liar competition on Saturday at the 59th annual Vandalia Gathering at the Capitol Complex. Fiona Sullivan of Charleston won the youth liar award. Tessa Dillon of St. Albans won the old-time fiddle competition for age 59 ...

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Huntington Herald Dispatch
Thu, 21 May 2015 21:04:43 -0700

There is a lot more to the Vandalia Gathering than music, however, as flatfoot dancing, Celtic dancing, Native American dancing and square dancing will take place alongside arts and crafts, assorted food booths and even a Liar's contest. And, there ...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 21:45:51 -0700

Fourteen-year-old Kiara Williams of Rock Cave, West Virginia has been playing fiddle for two years and recently won the youth fiddle championship at the Vandalia Gathering in Charleston. Credit Andrew Carroll. It's Old-Time, Vocal, and American ...

Beckley Register-Herald

Beckley Register-Herald
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11:00:45 -0700

She also is in demand as a clinician and often presents gospel workshops in conjunction with the Vandalia Gathering. She founded the Black Sacred Music Festival at West Virginia State University in Institute and has several recordings and an ...

West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia MetroNews
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:26:15 -0700

They like this event and they like the Vandalia (Gathering), but if they had their way (it wouldn't be there).” Jones said that Multifest attendees would be invited to mingle with the Live on the Levee concert that Friday night, Aug. 7. Dallas Staples ...

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