BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL
27th Annual ... held at Recreation Unlimited
March 7 - 11, 2018
2017 Festival T-shirt Past Festival
2017 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival T-Shirt
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.
Past Festival T-Shirts
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 2017:
Updated: January 30, 2017
Dulcimer Bag Lady
(Lee Felt: This year, Lee's daughter, Toni, and son-in-law, Steve
Binkley will be here.)
Handmade shirts, accessories, and much more
Cloud Nine Hammered
Hand-crafted hammered dulcimers and marimbulas
(Michael Allen: Once again, Michael is donating one of his beautiful
hammered dulcimer for the raffle. THANKS!!!)
Ron Ewing Mountain
Hand-crafted mountain dulcimers
Mossy Rose Designs
Dulcimer greeting cards, accesories and dulcimers
Strings & Things
Handcrafted Mountain Dulcimers
(C. Ernie Goodwin)
The BDF 2017 menu has just been posted.
The Menu for 2016 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 - 2017 as a PDF to print.
MENU for 2017
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. Over the
years, the scope of items donated has been phenomenal ... Cds, tablature books,
vendor items including music stands and capos, photography, music-related tote
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 donated a hammered dulcimer. 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. Continuing the
'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
4pm. 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 (3/10 and SATURDAY NIGHT (3/11) CONCERTS
Country Strings ~ Gary Gallier ~ Lorinda Jones <Break> Heidi & John Cerrigione
~ Buckeye Band
Chris & Joe Steiner ~ Jeff Furman ~ Pam Bowman
<Break> Dan Duggan ~ Buckeye Band
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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February 14, 2017
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