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About the Festival

On the third Saturday of every June at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region’s best traditional musicians!

Festival Scholarships

Each year, a percentage of the festival proceeds has been set aside to fund scholarships to “aid young, local, traditional musicians in continuing their music exploration and education.”

The Guitar Competition

Every year at the festival we hold a guitar competition. Five awards are presented with the first place guitar winner receiving a coveted handmade Henderson guitar!

Donate To The Festival

Every donation helps! Our priority is funding scholarships.
  • We are a non-profit and have a very small production committee, every year we rely on a large number of wonderful volunteers the weekend of the festival.
  • We are extremely frugal with overhead expenses so we can direct as much money as possible toward scholarships.
  • We have awarded $418,950 in scholarships over the years.


You can donate by credit card or check.

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All Those Years

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Our Donors

Thanks to our supporters, who help make the festival possible.

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