BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL
28th Annual ... held at Recreation Unlimited
March 6 - 10, 2019
2019 Festival T-shirt Past Festival
2019 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival T-Shirt
Past Festival T-Shirts
2018 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival T-Shirt
2017 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival T-Shirt
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.
Past Festival T-shirts - Designed by Jan Hammond
2016 Festival T-Shirt
Jan's design is a celebration of BDF's 25
years featuring ALL the instruments.
2015 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival T-shirt/Sweatshirt Design
2015 T-Shirt/Sweatshirt featured
Jan Hammond's wonderful designs.
FYI ... 2014 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival T-SHIRT &
Just checked our supplies ... none left ... darn (2/28/15)
The design for the 2014 BDF shirt is simple, with a simple message.
"Get into the music" ... and it will get into you.
While many feel music comes from a place deep in the soul, learning
good mechanics doesn't hurt either.
Let's join together to "get into" this simply beautiful music while
Recreation Unlimited at the same time.
~ Jan Hammond
Confirmed vendors for BDF 2018:
Updated: March 3, 2018
Dulcimer Bag Lady
Steve Binkley and Lee Felt: This year, Lee's daughter, Toni, and son-in-law, Steve
Binkley will return to continue to meeting
past customers of Lee and Doug Felt and getting acquainted with new ones.
Handmade shirts, accessories, and much more
Cloud Nine Hammered
Hand-crafted hammered dulcimers and marimbulas
(Michael Allen: This year, Michael will be donating one of his beautiful
marimbulas for the raffle. THANKS!!!)
Prussia Valley Dulcimers
We are so glad to see that Gary & Toni Sager will return to BDF this year
with a wonderful selection
of mountain dulcimers, accessories, and more.
Ron Ewing Mountain
Hand-crafted mountain dulcimers
Strings & Things
Handcrafted Mountain Dulcimers
(C. Ernie Goodwin)
(Ken & Pam Ellis)
Look for a few changes in the menu after January 1, 2019
The Menu for 2018 is posted below or can be downloaded and printed as a PDF.
When registering, there is a place to include special diet needs.
Please give us as complete an idea as possible as to how we can accommodate
You'll notice that Recreation Unlimited offers gluten-free and vegetarian items.
Friday's menu includes meatless options.
We just need to have an idea in advance of numbers of participants for each
Menu considerations (meatless) have been made for
Wednesday and Friday
along with the normal vegetarian options.
We continue to work with RU each year with special diet considerations such
gluten free, and vegetarian options. RU can not accommodate Kosher or
Please note these
considerations on the registration form or
Menu - 2018 as a PDF to print.
MENU for 2018
Each year, instructors,
vendors, and participants donate items to the Buckeye Raffle. It's a wonderful
raffle and a great way to bring the festival to a close.
years, the scope of items donated has been phenomenal ... Cds, tablature books,
vendor items including music stands and capos, photography,
and hammer bags, AND Instruments...Yes, INSTRUMENTS.
The tradition of raffling a hammered
dulcimer started with the first festival (actually several years before) by Joe Wojciechowski, a popular Michigan builder.
Joe met Bob & Louise
Ziegler before Buckeye started when a small community apple butter festival took
place at Recreation Unlimited and brought
one of his 'novice' hammered dulcimers
for a raffle. Louise started the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival in 1991 and
Joe continued his
participation and donation of an instrument.
As the festival has continued, other builders joined Joe's cause.
Over the years, Paul Conrad and Gary Sager have donated mountain dulcimers and
in 2014-5 Michael Allen started donating a hammered dulcimer.
This year, Michael Allen is donating a marimbula to the raffle. What a Gift!
Several years ago, Joe passed away.
Since then, several of his previously donated instruments have returned to the
raffle as a result of
past 'winners' passing the beginner instrument back
to the raffle for the budding player to take home.
'passing on' tradition, other used instruments... banjo/dulcimer, psaltries, and
more have been donated.
We've had requests
regarding 'visiting' on Saturday and being able to shop
with the vendors.
Visitors are welcome in the Dining
Hall (where the vendors are located) anytime from 9am to
When checking in at the registration
table, you'll need to fill out our festival release form
and RU's release form.
After 4 pm, folks coming to visit
vendors, stay for dinner and the evening concert begin
arriving. When checking in at the
registration table, you'll need to fill out our festival
release form and RU's release form.
FRIDAY (3/8 and SATURDAY NIGHT (3/9) CONCERTS
Country Strings ~ Allison Miller <Break> Jody Marshall
~ Aaron O'Rourke
Chris & Joe Steiner ~ Pam Bowman <Break> Mark Wade ~
Linda Brockinton ~ Buckeye Band (Lodge)
Concert Time: 7:00 pm (Doors
Adult Admission - $10
*Children 12 and under - FREE with paying
adult per child
Open to the Public!
Come to the Buckeye
Dulcimer Festival ...
learn from some of the best instructors in the country,
play lots of music, make life-long friends, and ...
have a great time!
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Last updated: October 28, 2018
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