About the Appalachian Festival
The Appalachian Festival is one of Cincinnati’s most popular annual festivals, drawing approximately 15,000 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 nearly 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...
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