2024 Schedule

Schedule of Events: New Deal Festival 2024

*This schedule will continue to be updated as events and participants are confirmed

9:45 am

  • Flag Ceremony — VFW Post 1589
  • Gates Open
  • AHI Craft Shop in Center Hall complex opens
  • Museum Buildings and Exhibits open

10:00 am

  • Pie Drop Off for Pie Contest (Drop off between 10:00-11:00)
  • Registration opens for Antique Car, Truck, & Tractor Show (10:00-11:00)
  • Outdoor Craft Market opens
  • Fiber Arts and Blacksmithing Demonstrations Begin
  • Homesteader descendants will be in E-15 most of the day beginning at 10 am to tell you about growing up in Arthurdale 

10:30 am

11:00 am

  • Live Music: The Masons (11:00-12:15)
  • Book Signing: Nancy Abrams (11:00-12:30)
  • Craft Beer Garden opens
  • Antique Car, Truck, & Tractor Show Opens
  • Kids Activities & Farm Zoo Open (11:00 – 3:00)
    • Coloring Contest opens (11:00 – 12:00)
    • Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia (11:00-1:00)
    • Friends of Deckers Creek STEM Activities
    • Face Painting
  • Hay Rides Begin (11:00-3:00, $1 per person)

12:00 pm

  • Judging occurs for pie contest
  • Voting opens for coloring contest (12:00-1:00)

12:30pm

  • Live Music: Grace Campbell (12:30-1:45)
  • Book Signing: William Hal Gorby (12:30-2)
  • Watermelon Eating Contest in Kids Area

1:00 pm

  • Winners of coloring and watermelon eating contests announced in Kids Area

1:45 pm

  • Winners announced for pie baking, coloring, and watermelon eating contests from the Main Stage

2:00pm

  • Live Music: Chris Haddox (2:00-3:15)
  • Book Signing: Doug Van Gundy (2-3:30)
  • Sack Race in the Children’s Area
    • First Heat: Ages 7&Under
    • Second Heat Ages 8-12
    • View Rules

2:30 pm

  • Winners of the sack race announced in Children’s Area

3:30pm

  • Live Music: Ya Honk (3:30-4:15)

5:00pm

  • Craft Market closes
  • Demonstrations close
  • Museum and Exhibits close
  • Craft Shop still open!

7:00 pm

  • Evening Concert: Sweaty Hand String Band (opener 7:00-7:45)
  • Craft Shop closes

8:00 pm

  • Evening Concert: Andrew Adkins (headliner 8:00-10:00)

9:00 pm

  • Beer Tent closes
  • Food Trucks close