NEW TIME FRAME
BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL
held at Recreation Unlimited
#29 - APRIL 22 - 26, 2020
APRIL 14 - 18, 2021
2020 Festival T-shirt Past Festival
2020 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival T-Shirt
(Final Design ... Posted: 3/10/20)
We are looking at a light blue shirt...for short
sleeve and long sleeve tees and for the sweatshirt.
Chris Steiner for computerizing the design, Joyce Harrison for the concept and
Larry at Custom Apparel and Promotions in Akron
for assisting us with this final design.
If you have already registered for the festival, contact Joyce at
to place your shirt order. We can settle moneywise in April at the festival.
Past Festival T-Shirts
2015 T-Shirt/Sweatshirt featured
Jan Hammond's wonderful designs.
FYI ... 2014 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival T-SHIRT &
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 2020:
Updated: March 10, 2020
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 meet
past customers of Lee and Doug Felt and getting acquainted with new ones.
Handmade shirts, accessories, and much more
Gary and Toni Sager return to Buckeye with a fine selection of mountain
and other instruments, plus accessories, and repairs.
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!!!)
Jill Weimer Dulcimer
Hand-crafted hammers for the hammered dulcimer including standard designs as
well as custom designs and sizes.
Also, some cute hammered dulcimer related jewelry. Jill will be traveling
from Minnesota. Welcome, Jill!
Pam Bowman and the Hammered Dulcimer
Hammered dulcimer accoutrements: hammers, stands, books, music stands,
tuners, wrenches, CDs - lessons CD.
Master Works hammered dulcimers
Ron Ewing Mountain
(Ron is tentative for 2020)
Hand-crafted mountain dulcimers
The Menu for 2019 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 - 2019 as a PDF to print.
MENU for 2019
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 (4/24 and SATURDAY NIGHT (4/25) CONCERTS
Country Strings ~ Michael Poole <Break>
Tina Bergmann ~
Chris & Joe Steiner ~ Marsha Harris <Break>
Phyllis Woods Brown
~ Buckeye Band
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: March 25, 2020
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