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FSU’s Appalachian Festival a virtual event this year

September 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Frostburg State University's much-anticipated Appalachian Festival is going virtual this year. Now in its 15th year, the event, which began Thursday, runs through Saturday.   All program offerings can be accessed through the festival's website at  The festival will use its website as a launching-off point for all festival-related programs, presentations, workshops and performances.  In addition, festival artisans will be featured through the event's Facebook Page at throughout the week. The three-day event kicked off with the Mountain Traditions Film Festival and continues with the symposium, "African Americans in Appalachia," on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and culminates in a full day of workshops, presentations and musical performances on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m  Event organizer Dr. Kara Rogers Thomas said one of the Saturday highlights is a special program for the kids.