About the Appalachian Festival
The 50th annual Appalachian Festival
The Appalachian Fesival returns to Coney Island - Mother's Day weekend 2019
May 10th - May 12th 2019
The Appalachian Festival is one of Cincinnati’s most popular annual festivals, drawing approximately 10,000 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 50 years ago, the festival is now produced and managed by the Appalachian Community Development Council (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...
All images on this site, unless specified, are provided by Edu Doc Foundation, and the A.C.D.A. Public Releations committee. These teams are made up of volunteer 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.