the 43rd Annual SADA Festival at Tannehill State Park


Festival Flyer: 43rd Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

Gazebo Schedule and classes: Gazebo Schedule and times 2016

For those that can’t camp, hotels in the area: Hotels

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla, Alabama

May 1 -May 8, 2016

Schedule of Activities

Members please remember to bring your folding chairs to all events!

May 1 – May 5 Informal jams at campsites and at SADA host site and later in the week, schoolhouse jams. Note we will probably go to Woodlands Assisted Living to play for the residents early in the week

  • May 3, Tuesday 10AM  Jam at Woodlands Assisted Living (about one mile from the park)
  • May 5, Thursday 5 PM All club members are invited to a hot dog cookout. Hosted by the Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Club. Jamming afterwards!!
  • May 6, Friday 9:30 AM Informal playing and singing by members and guests at the Gazebo next to the Country Store. Vendors open for sales all day.
  • May 6, Friday 5:30PM Kiwanis Pavilion Pot Luck Supper. Bring a dish to share & the Host Club will provide the rest. Jamming afterwards!
  • May 7, Saturday 9AM-5 PM Hospitality tent open – Information and signup for Open stage. Vendors open for sales near Gazebo or Kiwanis Pavilion.
  • May 7, Saturday 9AM-Noon Lessons in DAA, DAD, and hammered dulcimer. No charge for the lessons. See Gazebo and Lesson Schedule.
  • May 7, Saturday 1 PM Open Stage at the Kiwanis Pavilion, drawing for dulcimer donated by Charles Gammell and Homer Osborne at end of program
  • May 8, Sunday 9 AM Church service held in Cane Creek School House

More information on the SADA website: or contact Dawn Wilson at