Augusta Heritage Festival
Over 20 years old, this five week festival covers music, dance and crafts relating to 10+ themes.
These themes include:
- Old-Time music
- Cajun music and Zydeco music
- Dance, including Contra, Cajun and Zydeco, Irish
- Stone, wood and metal working
- and more.
The festival includes concerts, shows, dances and instruction, lasting five consecutive weeks every summer, typically in July and August. The instruction, by well known musicians and craftsman in each area, is at beginning to expert levels. Participants come from all over the world.
During the fall each year (the week of October 23rd, in 2006) there is a week of Old-Time music; in the spring, a week of dulcimer. Both of these weeks draw from around the country, and feature prominent musician/instructors.
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