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 1,000 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...


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