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Appalachian Festival 2020

The FSU Appalachian Festival is keeping the Festival links active and making recordings of our live sessions available from our website; some for a limited time. 

 Full Festival Program with Links to Recordings

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Frostburg State University's much-anticipated Appalachian Festival is going virtual this year. Returning for its 15th year, the event will take place from Thursday, Sept. 17, to Saturday, Sept. 19. All program offerings can be accessed through the festival's website at www.frostburg.edu/events/afestival.

The festival will use its website as a launching off point for all festival-related programs, presentations, workshops and performances. In addition, festival artisans will be featured through the event's Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/fsuappalachianfest throughout the week.

The three-day event kicks off with the Mountain Traditions Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., continues with the symposium, "African Americans in Appalachia," on Friday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. and culminates in a full day of workshops, presentations and musical performances on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The festival and its programming are supported by a grant from the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, FSU's Cultural Events Series, the FSU Foundation, Thomas Automotive, the Community Trust Foundation, the Allegany County Branch of the NAACP, the Allegany County Women's Action Coalition, Allegany College of Maryland, the Democracy Commitment, the ACM Peace Studies Club, Choose Civility, the FSU Center for Literary Arts, the FSU Honors Program, FSU's University Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and FSU's Philosophy Department, Cultural Anthropology Minor and African American Studies Program.


Festival Sponsors

Maryland State Arts Council
Art Works | National Endowment for the Arts


Women's Action Coalition
The FSU Foundation, Inc
City of Frostburg


Maryland Traditions
91.9 FM WFWM
Community Trust Foundation
ACM Peace Club


Allegany College of Maryland The Democracy Committment
Frostburg State University Honors
OTHER SPONSORS INCLUDE: University Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Center for Literary Arts; Department of Philosophy; African American Studies Program; Cultural Anthropology Program