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  DATE FESTIVAL WHERE WEBSITE
Fiddle & Pick Jan 10-11, 2014 2nd Annual Eigth of January Old Time Music Event Pegram, TN Fiddle & Pick
  Jan 17-20, 2014 Janie's Jump Start Old Time Music Camp Oxford, PA Janie's Jump Start Old Time Music Camp
ASU Convention Logo Feb 7 and 8, 2014 Appalachian State Old-Time Fiddlers Convention Boone, NC ASU Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
Gardner Winter Music Festival Feb 21 and 24, 2014 Gardner Winter Music Festival Morgantown, WV Gardner Winter Music Festival
  March 21-23, 2014 Janie's Jump Start Clawhammer Banjo Camp Oxford, PA Janie's Jump Start Clawhammer Banjo Camp
Holiday Lake April 13-18, 2014 Holiday Lake Banjo & Mandolin Building Workshop Appomattox, VA Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center - Appomattox, VA USA 
Union Grove April 18-19, 2014 Old Time Fiddlers Convention Union Grove, NC Van Hoy Farms Family Campground
Banjo Camp North May 16-18, 2014 Banjo Camp North Groton, MA Banjo Camp North 
Vandalia May Vandalia Gathering  Charleston, WV  Vandalia Gathering 
Washington Folk Festival June Washington Folk Festival   Glen Echo Park, MD  Folklore Society of Greater Washington 
Deer Creek June 14th, 2014 Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention Westminster, MD Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention
Gang at Mt. Airy June

Mt. Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention  Mt. Airy, NC  Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention 
Mars Hill June 8-15, 2014 Mars Hill Blue Ridge Old Time Week 

Mars Hill, NC  Mars Hill 
Streaky Meat June 13-14, 2014

Henry Reed Memorial Fiddler's Convention  VA  Henry Reed Convention 
Charlie Poole June 13-14, 2014 Charlie Poole Music Festival   Eden, NC  Charlie Poole Music Festival 
highland June 19-22, 2014Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention Highland County Fairgrounds, Monterey VA Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention
WV State Folk Festival June 19-22, 2014 West Virginia State Folk Festival  Glenville, WV  West Virginia State Folk Festival 
Allegheny Echoes June Allegheny Echoes Annual Summer Workshops  Marlinton, WV  Allegheny Echoes
Banjo Gathering June 20-22, 2014 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VI Keedysville, MD Early Banjo Gathering
Folklife Festival  June 25-29 and July 2-6, 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Washington, DC  Smithsonian Folklife Festival 
Elk Creek June Annual Grayson County Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention
 
 Elk Creek, VA Elk Creek
Common Ground Common Ground June 29-July4 and July 6-11,
July 12-13, 2014
Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Weeks 1 & 2 and Festival  Westminster, MD  Common Ground 
Swannanoa  July 21-27, 2014 Swannanoa Gathering Old Time Week  Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC  Swannanoa Gathering 
Howard and Rich July 30 - August 3, 2014

Clifftop 
(Appalachian String Band Music Festival)
Clifftop, WV  Appalachian String Band Festival 
Patsy, JC, Leslie clogging in Elkins 1981 August

Augusta Old-Time Week  Elkins, WV  Augusta 
Galax  August Old Fiddlers' Convention (Galax) Galax, VA Old Fiddler's Convention
Fraley Festival September


Fraley Festival of Traditional Music Carter Caves State Resort Park
Olive Hill, KY
Fraley Festival
Rockbridge Morning September 5-6, 2014


Rockbridge Old-Time Music and Dance Festival  Rockbridge, VA  Rockbridge Mountain Music & Dance Festival 
Hoppin John September  Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention  Silk Hope, NC  Hoppin' John 
 Gerry Milnes and Dave Bing October 26-Nov 2, 2014
Augusta October Old-Time Week  Elkins, WV  Augusta Heritage Center's October Old-Time Week 
 Lester McCumber November
Augusta Fiddlers' Reunion   Elkins, WV  Augusta Heritage Center's Fiddlers' Reunion