About the Appalachian Festival

The ACDA would like to take a moment and thank everyone for supporting our festival last weekend!

It was a great weekend even with the rain on Friday morning the day turned out beautiful and everyone came out to see the Tillers close our first day! Saturday was all around a beautiful day and I am so excited that we had a packed park. Now for Sunday, it always seems to happen one day loves to rain and Sunday was it. Even with rain I want to thank everyone that came out to celebrate Mother's Day!

The ACDA hopes everyone had a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you next year - Mother's Day Weekend for:

The 51st Annual Appalachian Festival 

The Appalachian Fesival returns to Coney Island - Mother's Day weekend 2020

May 8th, 9th, & 10th! 

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 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...


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