Expand Your Delfest Experience
Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, is home to DelFest, one of the nation's premier bluegrass music festivals. Our region is packed full of opportunities worth exploring, so we invite you to come early or stay late, because four days of music is much more fun when you add in all of the experiences that exist in our mountains.
May 25-28, 2023
Come Early, Stay Late!
DelFest is Allegany County’s premier bluegrass festival, celebrating the rich legacy of Del McCoury, with world-class musical collaborations from some of the best-known names in bluegrass music, all within a family-friendly and distinctly unique atmosphere. DelFest 2022 returns to its roots for a Memorial Day Weekend festival in Mountain Maryland, May 25-28, 2023.
Hosted by Del McCoury and family, DelFest 2023 welcomes to the stage the Del McCoury Band, the Travelin’ McCourys, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Trampled by Turtles, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Infamous Stringdusters, The California Honeydrops, and many more musical acts playing around the clock for nearly four days.
But don’t stop the experience at music! There are so many ways to get the whole experience of Mountain Maryland while you’re here for DelFest. Allegany County offers 70,000 acres of public land between the four state parks and forests, including Rocky Gap State Park and Green Ridge State Forest; access to the Potomac River and two internationally recognized bike trails - the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath; Rocky Gap Casino Resort; the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad; Tracks and Yaks - Maryland's only rail biking excursion; outdoor recreation outfitters; and two state-designated Main Street and Arts and Entertainment districts - Frostburg and Cumberland, MD.
While You're Here
Need additional resources? We've put together a list of transportation, gas, groceries, beer, and ice options, all nearby the festival grounds.
DelFest is held at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds, in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hours from Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC), every Memorial Day weekend. This festival season, get back to the music, get back to the Mountainside.
More to Consider
A memorable getaway starts with a great place to lay your head at night, and Allegany County, Maryland, features a variety of lodging options from hotels and motels to bed and breakfasts and from campgrounds to a casino resort.
Allegany County's Mountain Maryland has over 60,000 acres of public lands in which to play year-round. Your choices range from mild to wild. Enjoy quiet hikes and relaxed bike rides, spectacular overlooks and scenery, adventure out on…