This will become available after registration for camping opens May 6th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. central time. Call Lynda Bowers, festival registrar 215-622-6394 to register. Leave a message. Your call will be answered in order as received. Mark your calendars!
Mailing address for registration is:
Red River Valley Dulcimer Club
413 Island Bayou Dr.
Calera, OK 74730
Winter Creek Reunion is an acoustic music festival that takes place on the banks of Winter Creek in Bennington, OK, the dulcimer capital of the USA. It is sponsored by David's Dulcimers and the Red River Valley Dulcimer Club. It was started as a get together to work on David's shop in 2002 by musician friends and grew into what we now call Winter Creek Reunion.
Cheryl and David Turner along with Mike and Brenda Jeter were the driving force in getting Winter Creek Reunion on its feet in the beginning years. As the Red River Valley Dulcimer Club grew and gained strength it was able to take over many of the duties of getting the festival ready. This had been the vision of David's Dulcimers, the Turners, and the Jeter's from the beginning. The club now runs the festival and is very excited about its future.
Winter Creek Reunion is a free festival and offers workshops on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, autoharp, fiddle, rhythm, and shape note singing. You will always find someone jamming and all are welcome to join. There is camping on the grounds available for rv's and tents along with campgrounds nearby. Vendors are also available to offer a variety of crafts and musical products. Everyone enjoys the afternoon and evening concerts as well. You'll love the relaxing, laid-back country atmosphere of the festival and we will lay odds that you will feel like you've been to a family reunion by the time you leave!
Come be a part of this wonderful event that takes place the weekend of Columbus Day in October each year.
Winter Creek Reunion is held at David's Dulcimers and David and Annette's farm in Bennington OK every Columbus Day weekend. It is sponsored by David's Dulcimers and the Red River Valley Dulcimer Club. There is camping with hookups available (you will be able to register for this on date above) and unlimited dry rv camping and a shaded tent area with hot showers and portatoilets available. There is no admission fee to this festival. However, there is a fee for camping.
This year's festival is October 5-8th, 2023.
Our performers and teachers:
Erin Mae Lewis (mountain dulcimer)
Kendra Ward (mountain & hammered dulcimer)
Bob Bence (guitar)
Charles Whitmer (autoharp & sacred harp singing)
The Vanderveer Brothers
Sweet Song String Band
plus many others
WCR 2023 Schedule
Thursday, October 5:
In-depth classes are from 1-4 p.m. (there will be a $30 charge for this class)
Barn Dance starts at 7:00 pm
Friday Oct 6-Saturday Oct 7
Meals on your own, we will have food vendors
Concerts start at 7:00 pm
Jamming after the concerts
Sunday, October 8
Gather for coffee, donuts, and fellowship 9:30
Gospel Sing 10:00
WCR Workshop Schedule
This schedule will be updated as we get more information to add. But hopefully you have enough to get you started looking forward to all the great workshops we will have.