2018 Schedule*

The schedule below is listed first by Day, then Location.


Come on in and set up camp, play a few tunes and hang out with old and new friends…
Dance Tent
7pm: Square Dance with The Hoppin’ Johnnies; Caller Nancy Mamlin


Carson’s Grove
4pm: Adult Individual Contests: Guitar, Mandolin and Other Stringed Instrument
8pm: Band Contest
Dance Tent
4:30pm: Freestyle Flat-footing Workshop
6pm: Kids Clogging Workshop
7pm: Masters Showcase with Joe Thrift
8:30pm: Square Dance with the Red Herrings & Caller, Rodney Sutton
Late Night: Open Tent — make your own square dance!
Front Porch
5pm: Fiddle Workshop with Erynn Marshall
6pm: Mandolin Workshop with Tony Williamson


Carson’s Grove Stage
11:30am–1pm: Youth Individual Competitions (ages 15 and under): Youth Fiddle, Youth Banjo, Youth Other Instrument
1pm: Youth Dance Contest
12noon: Hootenanny Hayride (meet on the road in front of the stage)
1:30pm til Finished: Adult Individual Contests: Folk Song, Old-Time Fiddle, Bluegrass Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo, Bluegrass Banjo
2pm: Another Hootenanny Hayride!
5:30pm: Hoppin’ John Cook-Off
7:15pm: Clogging Performance with The Green Grass Cloggers
8pm (after dance performance): Special Concert with the Williamson Brothers
9pm: Band Contest Finale
End of Band Contest: Adult Dance Competition
Dance Tent
10am: Songs & Stories with Tim Wells
11:45am: Clogging Workshop with the Green Grass Cloggers
1pm: Mandolin Showcase with Tony Williamson & Jerry Stuart
2:30pm: Fiddle Showcase with David Bass, Clay Buckner & Ivy Sheppard
4:30pm: Banjo Showcase with Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink, and Gail Gillespie
6:15pm: Family Square Dance & CAKE WALK with the Hoppin’ Johnnies & Caller, Kyle Johnston
8:30pm: Country Two-Step Dance with Surry Line
9:45pm: Rowdy Square Dance with the Five Points Rounders & Caller, Nancy Mamlin
Late Night: Open Tent — make your own square dance!
Front Porch
9:30am: Shape Note Singing – Everyone Welcome to Join in!
11:30am: Harmony Singing with the South Carolina Broadcasters
1pm: Banjo Workshop with Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink
4pm: Fiddle Workshop with Joe Thrift

*Please understand that schedules are subject to change. We will make revisions as they occur.



13th Annual Festival!
September 12th - 14th, 2019
at Shakori Hills in
Silk Hope, NC
Find Us

1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312