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51st Appalachian Festival – CANCELLED

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - May 10 @ 10:00 pm


The Appalachian Festival is one of Cincinnati’s most popular annual festivals, drawing approximately 12,000 people over the three-day event each Mother’s Day weekend. An additional 1,500 school children take part in “Education Day” on the first day of the festival, which is held at Coney Island on the shores of the Ohio River, conveniently located along the I-275 beltway.

Developed by the Cincinnati Junior League 51 years ago, the festival is now produced and managed by the Appalachian Community Development Association (ACDA), a non-profit organization promoting awareness of and appreciation for Appalachian culture. Proceeds from the festival go toward grants to organizations involved in Appalachian life. Learn more about the event here.

Consider volunteering at this event! Volunteers get free admission to the festival on the day they are working and are welcome to spend the time before and after their shift enjoying the music and food and craft vendors. Sign up to volunteer here.


May 8 @ 1:00 pm
May 10 @ 10:00 pm


Coney Island, Cincinnati, OH