Register

Click here for a printble Registration Form which provides full pricing details.

Click here for Printable Festival Maps.

To register, please print the form, fill it out completely, and mail it to the address on the form with your check for payment. We greatly appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you at the festival!

For registration questions, please contact the Festival Registrar.


Please mail your registration in by October 26 to allow time for processing. Otherwise, email or call our Festival Registrar to let us know you plan to come, bring your registration form with you, and pay at the door. Thank you.    


Notes on Registration Form items:


1.  Skill Level


We ask for skill level solely as a basis for estimating how many handouts we'll need for each class (Click here for Skill Level FAQs). Regardless of what skill level you indicate on the Registration Form, you can attend any workshops you want. Beginners can always learn something in an advanced class, same thing the other way around. Please be patient with us if we need to make additional handout copies at the beginning of a workshop if our estimates are off.


2.  Attendee Types


Registered mountain and hammered dulcimer participants may take any workshops they want from all workshop areas; any skill level, any instrument. If you're a mountain dulcimer player that wants to take a "never-played-before" or beginning hammered dulcimer workshop just to see what it's about (or vice versa), you're welcome to do that. Coordinate with us when you arrive at the festival, and we'll try to get you an instrument for the never-played-before classes at no cost - or borrow a friend's! If you want to try an entirely different instrument class that is offered, you can do that as well. No-cost loaner instruments will be available for many of the classes (see workshop descriptions).

"Non-dulcimer" guests (i.e., you don't play dulcimer) may register for the full festival, in which case you can take any workshop you want from all workshop areas. We're offering a number of non-dulcimer workshops to give you a variety of things to do, with loaner instruments in many cases at no cost. We're also offering "never-played-before" workshops for both dulcimer types with loaner instruments available (limited quantities - or borrow a friend's). We'd love you to just try one or both dulcimer types!

Non-dulcimer guests or walk-ins may also skip event registration and take any of the workshops designated specifically for unregistered guests (a la carte, red with star). You'll purchase workshop passes from the festival registration desk for selected workshops that may interest you ($15 per workshop). Walk-ins may also take regular workshops a la carte at $40 each. Out of respect for registered participants, guests may not sit in on workshops they've not paid for.


3.  Dulcimer Rentals


If you want to learn how to play the mountain or hammered dulcimer but don't have an instrument yet, we want to help. Registered participants may rent a mountain dulcimer ($15) or hammered dulcimer ($30) for the entire festival (no discount at this time for Friday only or Saturday only). There will be an instrument check out/check in process each festival day - you'll get instructions at festival check in. Select rent options on the Registration Form or contact the Festival Registrar if you've already registered.


We'll be keeping a rental request list ordered by request date (Registration Form receive date with payment, or rental fee payment receive date if you registered earlier). Dulcimers will be provided on a first come, first served basis as available. If we run out, we'll try to find a way you can take the class, and will reimburse rental fees as appropriate.


4.  Meals


This year we will offer catered box lunches for both Friday and Saturday from Jason's deli.

From organic field greens to 100% antibiotic-free chicken, our menu is bursting with fresh, nutrient-filled goodness. No artificial trans fats, MSG or high-fructose corn syrup. Only the best and the tastiest for you.

Moving from a church facility to a school, State regulations won't permit us to prepare food on-site. Participants and their guests can reserve/prepay for lunches using the registration form, or purchase on-site for $10 each while limited quantities last.

Selections will be:


  • (November 3) Friday lunch - Your choice of roast beef, ham, roast turkey or veggie sandwiches on multi-grain bread (herb focaccia with veggie option). All include lettuce, tomato, pickle, chips, condiments, and a chocolate chip cookie.
  • (November 4) Saturday lunch - A variety of organic wheat wraps (including a veggie option) served with blue corn chips, salsa and a cookie.
  • Choice of bottled water, flavored cold drinks or tea each day.

There are numerous restaurants and fast food businesses (and a Whole Foods Market) minutes away from campus for dinner or if the box lunch won't work for you. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy dinner before the concerts, and we'll provide a safe location for instrument storage during dinner and the concerts. (See the printable Festival Maps.)