Called dances
and flatfooting

Large tent with
wooden dance floor
in campground

Old Time bands

Open stage action

On-site camping
and showers

and jamming

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at Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival.

Park rules: City police are on patrol in the park!! No public display of alcohol. Be cool. Sleep only in the main camping area. All dogs must be leashed. No price break for weekend camping.

Festival rules: Please supervise your children and teens, especially in the late night hours. The park requires that all dogs be on a leash, and YOUR dog is no exception. Please observe these rules and help our all-volunteer staff and other campers enjoy their festival too! Please!

Download printable poster


Click here for schedule of festival activities.

For more information about activities email
Toni Williams

$5/per person/Thurs. $14/per person/Fri.
$14/per person/Sat.
$25 per person Fri. & Sat.
$30/per person/3 days
$10 Sat. only after 5 PM
Kids under 15 free
$5 per person per day
Sorry but we are unable to take reservations. There are approx. 100 hook-up sites, and the majority of campers are in tents.  Come early to assure your hook-up. No running generators allowed.

You're welcome to arrive earlier in the week but you must pay the park their usual camping fee until Thursday when festival fees kick in! If you arrive early, festival staff will come around to collect your festival camping and admission fee on Thursday.

Volunteers needed in exchange for admission and camping. Please email request to fincastlegil@gmail.com

plus a map, area lodging and kennel info.




Great food for discerning eaters.  PLEASE support the vendors!

Thanks to Dan Peck, Jodi White,
Dennis Slifer and others for the photos in this site.

Join in the fun @ Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista VA
Thursday - Saturday, September 6th-8th, 2018.

2016 festival video by JOE BASS

2016 festival video by TACKY JULIE


Friday night: The Old Time Snake Milkers from Staunton VA area
Caller: Hannah Johnson from Harrisonburg area

Saturday night: New Cut Road from Ithaca NY area
Caller: Aaron Ratcliffe from NC

Mini concerts by The Old Time Snake Milkers
and New Cut Road

The Rockbridge Mountain Music & Dance Festival is not your usual festival. There's no contest and no fancy line-up of big-name acts.  No crowds.  No pressure to arrive early to get a spot because there’s plenty of room!

Beloved musician Mike Seeger had a vision for Glen Maury Park: hold a mountain music festival that featured dancing and no playing contests. So he got the festival off the ground, and it's being continued by committed, music-loving area residents. The weekend after Labor Day, the event pretty much closes out the festival season. It takes place in beautiful Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia, situated beside the Blue Ridge Parkway and five miles east of Lexington. Though the festival starts officially on Thursday, some folks like to extend their trip and arrive earlier.  The park is always open for camping, and you may arrive any time. 

If you love dancing and old-time music in a mellow setting, Rockbridge is the festival for you. Those who like structure will find plenty to do, while others rarely leave the campground area, choosing to play and visit around the "neighborhood" where a laid-back, low-key air prevails.

Glen Maury Park offers plenty of elbow room and magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with rough camping on level grass and available hook-ups. There are inside toilets and showers, with additional port-a-johns. The restrooms and pavillion are handicapped accesible. The Maury River flows alongside for fishing, swimming and admiring. Additional secluded campsites are available up the hill.

Many consider Rockbridge to be the festival with "the highest quality of Life."
Come and see.