Welcome to the Morehead Old Time Music Festival

For eleven years, the Morehead Old Time Music Festival has been run by volunteers. Each year, different volunteers dedicated their time to plan, organize, and execute the festival. We are incredibly appreciative of the time and energy our volunteers have shared. There have been years where we had an abundance of volunteers and other times when we were fortunate enough to have a festival with minimal help.

This year, unfortunately, there has not been enough available volunteers to put on a quality production. We are financially sound and look forward to a 2018 festival.

For anyone interested in being apart of the 2018 organizing committee let us know through Messenger or our email: moreheadoldtime@gmail.com.

Located on the spacious Jaycee’s farm about a mile east of downtown Morehead, the Morehead Old Time Music Festival is an unique display of the diverse culture in this region of the Appalachian Mountains. Come celebrate Old Time music in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest and don’t forget your instruments because there will be a lot of jamming.


  • 11th Annual Art Stamper Day
  • Over $3000 in cash prizes for contests in: youth fiddle, youth banjo, adult fiddle, banjo, dulcimer, singing, dancing, and string band
  • Nightly Square Dances
  • Workshops
  • Weekend Pass includes primitive camping and contest(s) entry.
  • Friday Night Performances: Sarah and Thomas, Whistle and Fish

July 29 & 30 – 2016

Volunteer Sign-up!

Festival Details

Sell your Merchandise at the Merchandise Table

Check out our Facebook Page!

Kentucky Old Time Music, Inc. sponsors the Morehead Old Time Music Festival each year. Such tasks as scheduling musical events, contests, judges, and workshops are just some of the responsibilities performed each year.

Bring your passion traditional old time music. Working with others, you will experience and help shape an event that brings many musicians and lovers of of old time music together. Contact Us to find out more!

Some pics from past festivals!

We would like to thank our 2015 sponsors.