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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
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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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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:18:45 -0700

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It's a big weekend of music as an annual tradition is celebrated I the Capital City. The Vandalia Gathering is underway on the state Capitol grounds. The festival is all about celebrating West Virginia and Appalachian culture and ...

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 ...

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Huntington Herald Dispatch
Thu, 21 May 2015 20:56:15 -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 ...
Charleston Daily Mail
Wed, 20 May 2015 18:07:30 -0700

Samples, who became involved with the Vandalia Gathering in the 1970s, will volunteer as a caller for the event this Saturday. Samples began square dancing during his high school career, seven miles north of Clendenin at a bar called Three Gables.
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 ...
Charleston Gazette
Wed, 20 May 2015 12:07:30 -0700

Ken Sullivan, executive director of the West Virginia Humanities Council since 1997, will receive the Vandalia Award, West Virginia's highest folklife honor, at the 39th annual Vandalia Gathering ceremony and concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the state ...

Charleston Gazette

Charleston Gazette
Sat, 23 May 2015 21:07:30 -0700

The 39th annual Vandalia Gathering, the state's annual celebration of the traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts and foods of West Virginia, concludes today at the West Virginia Culture Center and on the Capitol grounds. The free festival ...

Charleston Gazette

Charleston Gazette
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:45:00 -0700

“Vandalia Album,” her most recent quilt, a collection of West Virginia wildflowers, is hanging in the Culture Center at the state Capitol complex, on display during this weekend's Vandalia Gathering. It's the culmination of a decade's worth of work and ...

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