About the Appalachian Festival


UPDATE For 2021 Coming Soon!

Hello Everyone,

The A.C.D.A. and Coney Island Park are discussing the options for the 2021 festival.  We will have an update soon.

We hope to see everyone soon and we would like to thank everyone for their support and appreciation of the Appalachian Traditions.

Be safe and healthy! The Board of Trustees, The A.C.D.A.

The 51st Annual Appalachian Festival

The Appalachian Festival returns to Coney Island - Mother's Day weekend 

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The Appalachian Festival is one of Cincinnati’s most popular annual festivals, drawing approximately 12,000 people over the three-day event each Mother’s Day weekend. An additional 1,500 school children take part in “Education Day” on the first day of the festival, which is held at Coney Island on the shores of the Ohio River, conveniently located along the I-275 beltway.

Developed by the Cincinnati Junior League 51 years ago, the festival is now produced and managed by the Appalachian Community Development Association (ACDA), a non-profit organization promoting awareness of and appreciation for Appalachian culture. Proceeds from the festival go toward grants to organizations involved in Appalachian life. Learn more...


Many of these images on this site are provided by volunteers of the A.C.D.A. Public Relations Committee and the Edu Doc Foundation Mentor Program.  These teams are made up of all volunteers ranging from hobbyists, students, and professional photographers from around the Greater Cincinnati area.  We like would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the photographers that have volunteered their time.

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