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Hurdy-Gurdy Events
February
Estrella War Ellsworth, AZ  While not specifically a hurdy gurdy event, this is a rather large event sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronisms (S.C.A. - we are a medieval living history group; find your local chapter at sca.org)  There is a very large hurdy gurdy presence here, with music & jam sessions to be found throughout.
 
May
Youlgrave Hurdy Gurdy Festival Derbyshire, UK (England) Yearly festival (early May)  
 
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle, WA   Yearly music festival every Memorial Day.  Usually you can find quite a few of us 'gurdy players floating around (at times past they've actually had a hurdy gurdy stage)
 
Folk College Juanita College, Huntingdon PA Yearly music festival on Memorial Day.  Last year there were enough hurdy gurdy players to merit our own special hurdy gurdy workshop!
 
McMinnville UFO Festival McMinnville, OR  Seriously?  What's this got to do with hurdy gurdies?  Well, at various times past (and future...?)  we'll get a group of us hurdy gurdy players together, dress like aliens and march in the parade. You can often find us at other points in the weekend as well, dressed up and with a gurdy. 
 
June
Chants de Vielles  Quebec, Canada   An honest to goodness hurdy gurdy festival!
 
 
July
Faerieworlds Festival  Eugene, OR   They always have at least one electric band using a hurdy gurdy.  In a fun ironic twist, this year (2012) they actually have Donovan on schedule to perform! You know... he did that '60's song 'hurdy gurdy man' (disclaimer: there is no hurdy gurdy played in the actual song)
 
Chateau d'Ars (formerly Saint Chartiers Music Festival) La Chatre, France   Yearly music festival, with a very strong hurdy gurdy presence
 
August
Pennsic War Slippery Rock, PA  This is a rather large event sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronisms (S.C.A. - we are a medieval living history group; find your local chapter at sca.org)  There is a very large hurdy gurdy presence here, with music & jam sessions to be found throughout the event.
 
September
Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire  Kings Valley (Philomath), OR  Often (as our schedule in the woodshop permits) we will have a booth here with many hurdy gurdies on display for people to try out.   Besides that, there's always a few gurdy players floating around. Yep, very good hurdy gurdy presence!
 
Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering Juanita College, Huntingdon PA  Sister event to the May Folk College event.  As with the May event, us hurdy gurdy players try to maintain our own workshops & section.
 
Over the Water Hurdy Gurdy Festival Seattle, WA Although they seem to have taken a year off, we do hope the festival will resume. In this hope we'll continue to list their website (everyone keep your fingers crossed)
 
October
Hurdy Gurdy Workshop  Bloomington, IN  New (2012) Hurdy Gurdy workshop, coordinated by Early Music in Motion
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