Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: May 12th - 14th, 2017

 

Cincinnati's own Appalachian Festival in it's 48th year at Coney Island

 

Developed by the Cincinnati Junior League nearly 50 years ago, the festival is now produced and managed by the Appalachian Community Development Council (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.

 

 

 

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 6, 2017 - The Appalachian Festival, presented by The Appalachian Community Development Association, is preparing for it's 48th season.  Always on Mother's Day Weekend, the ACDA and their host Coney Island, present an entertaining and educational festival as a family event.  The ACDA is a 501c3 that presents supplementary funding to other non profits that directly help with educational scholarships or food sustenance in Appalachia or to Their descendants in our Greater Cincinnati region.
 
The Appalachian Festival this year is from May 12th thru May 14th at the Coney Island grounds (6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45228).  The hours on Friday are 9AM to 9PM.  Friday is a special day called Frugal Friday.  Adult entry is only $5.00, children 2-12 are $1.00, and seniors 55 and up are $3.00 each. 

 

Friday morning brings many 4th grade students from around our area to learn and enjoy the special programs for them, especially in the "Living History" area.
 
Saturday and Sunday the Festival opens at 10AM and closes at 9PM.  Adult entry is $10.00, seniors over 55 are $5.00, children from 2-12 are $2.00.
 
The Festival features juried vendors, crafters and demonstrators.  There are wood turning demonstrations and weaving and quilting which is still an art form today.  The "Living History" area has Native Americans who teach, demonstrate the skills of the Appalachia Natives and encourage young and old to join in the dancing and games that were done when the many Nations joined together in Council.  The Native Americans are joined by the settlers in period dress who demonstrate cooking, tool and furniture making as it was in the new America.  This year the Sons of the Revolution re-enactors will join the Festival for the purpose of showing the Festival guests what being an American soldier was like in the new world.  Almost all of the the demonstrations are entertaining and educational thanks to the many men and women who are dedicated to teaching the history of our fledgling nation.
 
Also featured at the Appalachian Festival is Bluegrass and Appalachian Acoustic music including dulcimers and instruments made by or brought from Europe by the settlers and the instruments and drums used by Native Americans.  The audiences can enjoy the Storytelling from those who know the lore of the mountains. 


Visitors can see dancing including square dance and clogging that was the mainstay of early American entertainment that was brought to the mountains and still is taught today.  There is also plenty of food and drink to be enjoyed as you stroll or sit in one of the picnic areas in and around the park. 
 
2017 introduces a new Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday.  Details are available at www.coneyislandpark.com.
 
For more information go to www.Appalachianfestival.org or call 513-251-2188, or 513-623-5373.

 

Coney Island is easy to find directly off I-275 at the Kellogg Ave. exit.  There is always plenty of parking and easy access to the Festival area. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Ron simmons

Email: simmons@fuse.net

Phone: (513) 623-5373

 

Appalachian Community Development Assoc.

Web: www.appalachianfestival.org

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Appalachian Festival

Event Date: May 12th - 14th, 2017

Event Time: Friday: 9AM for the 12th, closing at 9PM. Saturday and Sunday the Festival opens at 10AM and closes at 9PM.

Event Location: Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45228

Admission: Friday:  Adult entry is only $5.00, children 2-12 are $1.00, and seniors 55 and up are $3.00 each.  Saturday and Sunday: Adult entry is $10.00, seniors over 55 are $5.00, children from 2-12 are $2.00.

Web: www.appalachianfestival.org

Contact: Ron simmons, simmons@fuse.net, (513) 623-5373

Description: The Appalachian Festival, presented by The Appalachian Community Development Association, is preparing for it's 48th season.  Always on Mother's Day Weekend, the ACDA and their host Coney Island, present an entertaining and educational festival as a family event.  The ACDA is a 501c3 that presents supplementary funding to other non profits that directly help with educational scholarships or food sustenance in Appalachia or to Their descendants in our Greater Cincinnati region. The Festival features juried vendors, crafters and demonstrators.  There are wood turning demonstrations and weaving and quilting which is still an art form today.  The "Living History" area has Native Americans who teach, demonstrate the skills of the Appalachia Natives and encourage young and old to join in the dancing and games that were done when the many Nations joined together in Council.  The Native Americans are joined by the settlers in period dress who demonstrate cooking, tool and furniture making as it was in the new America.

 


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