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WELCOME TO THE BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL WEBSITE!
The countdown is on for the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival - 2017.
If you are
looking at this website and thinking of coming, we need you to
We're just not sure of the time frame of the US Mail with the festival coming up next week.
We look forward to hearing from from you!
A festival in Ohio ... in March??? Really? THAT'S RIGHT!
Here at Recreation Unlimited just north of Columbus, Ohio, we never know if we'll have fall, winter, or early spring weather ... sun, rain, ice or snow. We've had it all. This picture to the right tells a lot of the story.
Up close and personal are the three folks responsible for a smooth running festival with a lot of fun added in for good measure.
From left to right: Joyce Harrison (BDF co-director), David Hudler (RU business director and liason), and Shari Wolf (BDF co-director). David gave us a magic wand that we wave occasionally and He Makes It Work!
Now for the background in this picture ... people visiting, laughing, a little studying, and making the weather work.
This begins to tell the "Buckeye Story." This website is packed with information, but don't hesitate to email us with questions.
Buckeye Dulcimer Festival - 2017 Registration Forms
Both the Brochure and Registration form can be downloaded/printed as a PDF using
If you don't already have it, go to www.adobe.com and download the free reader.
2017 BDF Registration Form (PDF)
If you are
new to BDF, send us an email with your mailing address, and we'll get that out
to you asap.
Join our mailing list (email or snail mail): Email us and include your information.
If you have any further questions, please call Shari or Joyce at 937-295-5253 or send us an email.
ANNOUNCEMENTS and QUESTIONS FROM THE PHONE, EMAIL and MAILBAG (Feb. 25, 2017)
-- GLITCH #1 When it came time to order the tees and sweats, our printer found out that the teal color sweatshirt is no longer available. So, instead of teal shirts and purple printing, we will be getting purple shirts and teal printing. We've contacted most all folks that ordered shirts. We may have a few extras.
-- CONFIRMATION LETTERS
... from all those registrations that we received by
Wednesday, Feb. 15, were mailed on Friday. As we continue to
receive registrations, Joyce will mail those immediately upon receiving
the registration and you will get an email confirmation
-- RAFFLE UPDATE:
NEW INSTRUMENTS We are so pleased and grateful
to announce that there will be 2 brand new instruments in the raffle:
a brand new hammered dulcimer handcrafted by Michael Allen,
-- RAFFLE UPDATE: The general raffle in addition to books and cds now includes a slightly used hammered dulcimer.
QUESTIONS: Emails and phone calls are coming everyday and some of the questions and answers might be beneficial to everyone interested in BDF.
-- What do you do in the Band-it! class?
We'll just let last year's class (2016) show you. This video is part of their
time on open stage.
-- Do you have electrical outlets in the sleeping cabins for my CPAP machine? YES. Every bed has access. Actually, there are several hospital type beds in each cabin that are plugged in.
-- What is your cancellation policy? Questions on the Buckeye Festival Cancellation Policy. We really don't have one. We believe that everyone that registers, really wants to come. If personal illness, family illness, weather or other reasons get in the way, so be it. We refund money that has been sent for registration as soon as we can. We just need to know as soon as possible by phone or email. Give us a call at 937-295-5253 if you have more specific questions.
-- Is there Wi-fi available onsite? Yes. In the Welcome Center, Life Center, and marginally in the Dining Hall.
-- Do I have to sleep on an upper bunk? NO ... no one sleeps on an upper bunk.
-- Do you provide for vegan vegetarians?
-- Can I come to the festival for just
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday?
-- Can I register and not pay for meals?
I will be commuting and don't need to have meals. The same
question because of dietary needs.
2017 T-shirt Design (Posted: 1/28/17)
If you have already registered, but did not order a shirt or sweatshirt and
would like to now, email us
or call Joyce at 937-295-5253.
Deadline for shirt orders is February 21, 2017.
This design was developed by Dorothy Buchanan who have been
with this festival all 26 years. We used this design in the early years and thanks to Joyce Harrison and Jill Nichols it's been updated for this year.
We'll continue to use the 'DULCFLY' as one of our festival logos.
Buckeye Dulcimer Festival, 2016, open stage
THANK YOU ALL for a great #25 of the
BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL !!!
This picture of the
audience for one of the
open stages was just awesome.
After 5+ hours of classes, folks still had the energy as well as the need to support those willing to take a risk in playing on stage.
It was so much fun!