Musicians, Writers, Poets, Painters, Artists, Song Farmers, Fans, Families and Front Porch Pickers

 

NOTE: all NEW/ReNEWING members who want to come to the “Gathering of SongFarmers” this weekend will pick up their membership card and tickets at the will-call table at Shaker Village. Sign up and come!

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MMEMBERbuttonSpend a beautiful autumn weekend and enjoy our FRONT PORCH community of concerts, workshops, singing and friendship. All new or renewing members of the WFPA (only $25 a year)  will get 5 FREE Tickets to attend both days. CLICK THE MEMBER BUTTON for easy online registration for WFPA membership plus your FREE TICKETS. Or call us, 859-255-5700

The GATHERING of SONGFARMERS is our yearly festival and conference for WFPA members. Imagine an international gathering of musicians, artists, writers, poets, families and fans in a rustic autumn setting setting to share their music, stories, experiences and wisdom. Workshops, lectures, front porch stages, music lessons and major concert showcases will be part of the two day Gathering.

The 2017 Gathering of SongFarmers Oct 13 and 14 at historic SHAKER VILLAGE of Pleasent Hill, KY  just 40 minutes outside of Lexington. It’s a member conference and music festival in one.

SHAKER VILLAGE 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 PHONE (859) 734-5411  ShakerVillageKY.org Make sure you make room reservations at Shaker Village soon before they fill up.

 

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BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WFPA   click here
MEMBERS: REGISTER for your FIVE FREE TICKETS and a performance showcase by filling out this easy online form: click here

 

 

PRINTABLE INFORMATION: Click Here for the information letter with everything you need to know to attend

DIRECTIONS: click here for directions and maps to Shaker Village 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2017:

FRIDAY Oct 13 3pm-9:30PM, the day begins with music and a picnic on the stage area, 6PM the SongFarmers Town Hall and Ice Cream Social at the Barn followed by jamming under the trees and Barn Stage performances. Members sign up when you arrive for performance slots! CLICK HERE FOR THE FRIDAY SCHEDULE

Main Stage opens at 3PM
Registration opens at 3PM
Dinner at the Barn 5PM
SongFarmers Town Hall 6:30PM
Music on the Barn Stage 7:30-9:30
Picking under the Stars 9:30 till whenever

 

SATURDAY Oct 14 9am-9:30PM  … there will be workshops and lectures all day long, your music on the main stage, picking and jamming under the trees. That evening the SongFarmers Town Hall, Ice Cream Social at the barn followed by special performances. Members sign up when you arrive for performance slots! CLICK HERE FOR THE SATURDAY SCHEDULE:

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MEALS

Shaker Village is providing complete meals for all SongFarmers. Healthy vegan and meat meals available in the Cafe and Welcome Center during our event:

Vegetable Lasagna $13
Simple salad with House Vinaigrette $5
Pot Roast with Potato Hash $19
Sautéed Chicken with Potato Hash + Daily Vegetable $ 17

SIMPLE SNACKS & SANDWICHES are available at the Shaker Village “Post Office” located next to the Cafe, ave price $5-7 Sandwiches choices include Pimiento cheese, chicken salad, ham + cheese, ham salad, turkey, fontina … plus:

• Grain salads
• Green salads
• Bagged chips
• Ice cream
• Cookies and cookie bars.

 

HOTELS:

Shaker_Village1Shaker Village has a wonderful old time Inn and is, well, too awesome to miss out on. We suggest that you make a reservation early before all these rooms are gone.
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1) make sure your WFPA membership is current
2) call SHAKER VILLAGE INN 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 (800) 734-5611 and reserve a room ASAP!

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BEAUMONT Inn – 638 Beaumont Inn Drive, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 – 1-800-352-3992 or 859-734-3381  http://beaumontinn.com/
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BAYMONT Inn Suites105 Commercial Dr, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 Phone (859) 734-2400
20 rooms blocked for “WoodSongs SongFarmers”
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MUSICIANS SPECIAL Turfmor Motel Harrodsburg Rd, Wilmore KY this is a quaint “nothing fancy” motel just 15 minutes on the same road as Shaker Village and only $60 per night. Call 859-858-8010
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DAYS Inn1680 Danville Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 – Phone: (859) 734-9431
20 rooms blocked at $67.99/Night per night for “WoodSongs SongFarmers”
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COMFORT INN SUITES on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington about 25 minutes away from Shaker village and that number is 859-296-4446
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CAMPING:

There are great camping parks nearby in Harrodsburg and Danville, KY just 15 minutes away.
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CUMMINS FERRY RESORT is just 15 minutes away WEBSITE: http://www.cumminsferry.com/ CALL 859-865-2003 EMAIL: cfr@cumminsferry.com
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CHIMNEY ROCK RV PARK is also just 15 minutes from Shaker Village WEBSITE: http://www.chimneyrockrvpark.com/ CALL: (859) 748-5252

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Spend a beautiful autumn weekend and enjoy our FRONT PORCH community of concerts, workshops, singing and friendship. CLICK THE MEMBER BUTTON for easy online registration for WFPA membership plus get your FREE TICKETS to The Gathering. Or call us, 859-255-5700

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Here is information you need for the huge 2017 WoodSongs Gathering: CLICK HERE
PERFORMING: all WFPA members are welcomed to perform on one of our stages and yes, bring your instruments. Once you become a WFPA make sure you register so we know you are coming!
PARKING: there is plenty of free parking at Shaker Village.
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HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE: Shaker Village and the event stages, cafe and museum are all handicapped accessible.
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How WFPA SongFarmers felt about last year’s Gathering:

“Kudos and our deepest gratitude to each and all who were a part of the success of the 2016 Gathering. Our front porch here at SongFarmers of the Suwannee River Valley of Florida has just grown considerably larger and better.” Linda and Skip Johns, Florida, sent  Sept 29 2016

“I learned so many things and can say I’m a better musician than when I came here. We are SongFarmers, sowing seeds of music and instilling the roots that our forefathers planted so long ago to the younger generation.” WFPA Member Daniel Vann

“We are anxiously looking forward to meeting again with all the Song Farmers next year at Shaker Village. I am still flying high! The WFPA is making a great change in our lives. Thank you for making all this come about.” Dave & Carol Rowgo, Kalamazoo Folklife Society, Kalamazoo, MI