We deeply regret to report that this year’s festival has been cancelled.  Please visit our official Facebook page for our press release.

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Labor Day Weekend 2021
Friday Sept. 3rd, Saturday Sep 4th, Sunday Sep 5th


3590 NC-268, Lenoir, NC 28645

Day Passes:   (Available at the gate)

Friday night’s events are free!

Weekend Pass: $25

Saturday: $10

Sunday: $20


Sunday Featured Artists - 2021

The Kruger Brothers

The Kruger Brothers are returning to Happy Valley! Their live performances are as varied as their collaborations and include original instrumental pieces which showcase inspiring technique as well as original tunes and old favorites delivered by Uwe’s mellow baritone voice. The Kruger Brothers will be joined by percussionist, Jody Call, at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention.


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Clay Lunsford & Matt Weaver

Clay Lunsford is a multi-instrumentalist, well known for his unique guitar style (sometimes he even plays two songs at once!). He is president of the NC Thumbpickers Assoc. Bascom Lamar Lunsford (an important WNC early songwriter, song collector, and festival organizer) was Clay’s great uncle. Matt Weaver is an incredible piano player from Salisbury, he has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Broadway, off-Broadway, and was piano player of the year from 2011-2017 at the NC State Fair.


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Harris Brothers

The Harris Brothers play in the moment with a sound that cries deep honest feelings and true emotion, ever faithful to the groove and subtle dynamics! It’s American Roots music coming from every direction!

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Piney Woods Boys

As teenagers, the Piney Woods Boys were deeply influenced by the string bands of northwestern North Carolina. Today, Wayne Martin, Jim Collier, Matt Haney, and Margaret Martin introduce a new generation to the sound of fiddle tunes, mountain gospel harmonies and regional ballads. Instrumentation includes fiddle, banjo, guitar, & autoharp.

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