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Authentic mountain music in a historic setting

This is a really cool, authentic venue for weekly bluegrass/old time performances. The drive into... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
phvi2617
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Anaheim, California
Bluegrass music at it's best

If you love Bluegrass music like I do you will love this place. It is open every Saturday night... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2019
luvthebanksBristolVa
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Bristol, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really cool, authentic venue for weekly bluegrass/old time performances. The drive into Carter Fold is quite beautiful, and there is ample parking in the small surrounding fields. The venue is pretty rustic but charming and historic. The sides of the auditorium are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank phvi2617
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Carter Fold is a great place for good clean downhome fun. Always good entertainment, especially the regular patron cloggers They have air conditioning and comfortable seats. Great place for a Saturday night out

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

If you love Bluegrass music like I do you will love this place. It is open every Saturday night all year round. Tickets for adults is only $10.00. They also have a snack bar with hot dogs, nacho's and cake slices that are made by...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank luvthebanksBristolVa
Reviewed May 9, 2019

The decedents of the Original Carter Family own and run this unique facility, which is part museum and part music hall. The music one hears there, mostly on Saturday evenings, is a close cousin to the original Scotch-Irish mountain music from which our American country...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MauriceM186
Reviewed May 8, 2019

What a down-home fun find this was. The band was good, and the clogging was great. Together, it made for a superb experience of yesteryear. If you want to get in touch with American heritage, this is a place you will want to seek out!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We were on our way to Kentucky and we thought we would stop and see this attraction and not expecting much. We pulled up and just started walking around and of course everything was closed. To our surprise a gentleman pulled and introduced himself as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank doupnikka
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Went there because of my love of the Original Carter Family music. Went on a Friday and the fold, museum and cabin weren't open. It was still interesting to me to see the place where all of this music started. The Poor Valley scenery was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ALoldsters
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We spend half a day visiting the Carter fold including the museum, house and arena. A school band was brought in from the local university to play for our group and they were amazing. We were given boxed lunch and it was perfect. This place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Deirdre G
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Travelled from Paris Lexington Kentucky to come to this famous venue. Specifically wanted to come see Whitetop Mountain Band, who have performed here a few times. What a weekend, so many visitors enjoying the scenery and locally produce. The covered Barn, was so inviting to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Was treated to a wonderful concert that included a stage area for audience members to dance. I was also able to visit the general store and see the family memorabilia as well as the home that the family grew up in. The concert hall is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dreamer14158466388
June 9, 2019|
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Response from luvthebanksBristolVa | Reviewed this property |
Usually music starts at 7:30 p.m. but because it is a festival the gates open at noon and there is music through out the day.
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Our hosts took care of this. As I recall they just paid at the door.
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