Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival Car ShowMusic, crafts, cars and family fun abound at the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival. Held to celebrate the legacy of Daniel Decatur Emmett, author of such songs as "Dixie" and "Turkey in the Straw," the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival showcases artists and musicians performing such styles as bluegrass, country, folk, oldies, rock-n-roll, Christian and big band.

Held on Thursday through Sunday of the second week of August, the Festival's trademark is its outstanding music and entertainment format and a juried artisan exhibition offering awards for artistry and presentation.


Entertainment at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts FestivalMusical entertainment in the past has included such artists as Arlo Guthrie, The Letterman, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, The Kingston Trio, Arnette Howard, Jazz Arts Group of Columbus, The Four Aces, Back Beat, The Four Lads, Jan & Dean, The All-Ohio State Fair Band, The Avalons, Joey Dee & The Starlighters, The Vogues, and Paul Revere and The Raiders. Saturday's entertainment includes an old-time fiddle, and bluegrass banjo contest. Musicians from all over come to compete for prizes while entertaining a crowd full of old-time music lovers.

Visitors can take time out to see the historic sites of Mount Vernon including Dan Emmett's birthplace and the Woodward Opera House, America's oldest authentic 19th century theater.

Sunday is dedicated to gospel music, kid’s activities, an antique and classic car show and arts and crafts. Many local and national Christian artists perform for audiences on Sunday.

For music, crafts, cars and family fun, visit the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival. For up-to-date Festival information visit www.DanEmmettFestival.org or call 1-800-837-5282.