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The Buckeye Dulcimer
Festival, 2023, welcomes vendors back for the weekend, April 21-23, 2023.
Look for updates on the vendor list!
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
Hand-crafted mountain dulcimers
The Menu for 2022 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 diabetic friendly, gluten-free and vegetarian items.
We just need to have an idea in advance of numbers of participants for each
RU can not accommodate Kosher or vegan options.
Menu - 2022 as a PDF to print.
MENU for 2022
RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION ITEMS will be
back for 2023
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.
NEW for 2022
... silent auction for donated instruments. During he
pandemic, BDF was the recipient of several fine hammered and mountain
dulcimers as donations to the festival. With the Raffle suspended for
2022, Chris Steiner conducted a silent auction including folks present
at the festival, remote registrations, BDF Facebook folks and all folks on the
BDF emailing list.
To say the least, it was very successful providing an unexpected gift to the
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