The 2019 Albert Hash Memorial Festival will be held Saturday, August 31 at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. The festival will take place at the park’s Henderson Stage picnic area. The day-long festival runs from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The festival honors beloved fiddler and fiddle-maker Albert L. Hash, a man known for his dedication to old-time music and his impact on generations of musicians. The festival hopes to preserve and promote traditional mountain music, dance, crafts, and instrument making, while honoring Albert Hash and giving back to the community through music. Local crafts, concessions, a farmers’ market, cakewalks, and plenty of dancing will take place along with special music, dance performances, and instrument making displays.
Performers will be announced soon but always include the Whitetop Mountain Band, the group Albert helped found decades ago.
There is a $10 per person admission fee and a $5 per vehicle parking fee. Admission for children age 12 and younger is free. The Albert Hash Festival is a community event made possible by volunteers.