Basic Schedule for the 2019 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival.

Since Nutmeg 2020 will be virtual, its schedule may differ.

Here's the basic layout. The specific workshop schedule will be published over the summer, when all details are finalized.


We have 3 tracks of hammered dulcimer (Beginner, Mid-level, and Advanced) ... 4 tracks of mountain dulcimer (Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) ... and a track of "other" workshops, which cover a wide range of topics. In every period, there's always a workshop suitable for every level of dulcimer player. But if you'd rather go off and jam with somebody, that's fine, too!


Friday schedule:

  • 2:00 ... Doors open
  • 3:30-4:30 ... Workshops F1
  • 4:45-5:45 ... Workshops F2
  • 5:45-7:30 ... Dinner break
  • 7:30 ... Concert featuring the workshop leaders, followed by Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) with Adrianne Greenbaum

Saturday schedule:

  • 8:30 ... Doors officially reopen
  • 9:00-9:45 ... Gathering. Workshop leaders and featured artists briefly introduce themselves and their classes.
  • 10:00-11:15 ... Workshops S1
  • 11:30-12:30 ... Workshops S2
  • 12:30-1:45 ... Lunch break
  • 1:45-3:00 ... Workhops S3
  • 3:15-4:15 ... Workshops S4
  • 4:30-5:30 ... Workshops, jams, round robins, extra help for less experienced players. S5
  • 5:30-7:00 ... Dinner break
  • 7:00 ... Concert featuring Kevin Roth (mountain dulcimer), and then David Mahler / Hickory Cathedral (hammered dulcimer)

Food, clothing, and shelter: For meals, if you wish to stay "on campus," we bring in takeout orders that you can buy into. For clothing, well, Nutmeg has some of the best dulcimer festival T-shirts we've ever seen. And if you're traveling from out of the area, there's a special Nutmeg rate at the Hampton Inn, in Milford, less than a mile away.