We are saddened by the recent passing of Albert's daughter, Audrey Hash Ham, who was instrumental in helping to found the Albert Hash Memorial Festival, and donated her time, money and heart to the success and continuation of the festival. So many of the performers and instrument makers at the festival were influenced by Audrey and she touched the hearts of many who attended. We will miss her presence greatly, and there will be a tribute to Audrey this year during the festival.
NEWS: The festival will be at Grayson Highlands State Park (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/gra.shtml) and camping is available there as well. The address is: 829 Grayson Highlands Lane | Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363. It will take place in the picnic area at the Henderson Stage.
Also: Admission will be $10 this year. ($3 parking per car)
Thanks for visiting the new website of the Albert Hash Memorial Festival! The festival is held in honor of the beloved fiddle-maker and fiddler, Albert L. Hash; and hopes to preserve and promote traditional mountain music, dance, crafts, and instrument making.
The festival is set for Saturday, Aug. 31st, 2013 starting at 10am and ending around 7pm. We have already started on the 2013 line-up for the fest, check out performers page for update! It will be a great day of music, dance, crafts, food and fun!
We are selling raffle tickets on a handmade quilt by Denise Hayball. Tickets are $1 each, and you can buy them on our About Page. Proceeds go to festival fund.
Check out the Photo Gallery for New Photos of Albert Hash fiddles and other local luthiers!
Albert Hash Fest is looking for volunteers! If anyone would like to volunteer at the festival, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be a collection of Albert Hash fiddles on display at the festival this year. If anyone has an Albert Hash fiddle and would like to bring it for display, please contact email@example.com as well.
Craftspeople and luthiers that are interested in setting up, call 276-579-4322.
CHECK OUT UPDATED SCHEDULE PAGE FOR INFO ON TIMES FOR PERFORMANCES!