Gainsborough Old Time Festival

*Date TBC*

FOAOTMAD (The Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance) hold their annual festival at Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough over the second weekend of February.

Since its inception in 1994, the Gainsborough Old Time Festival is now the largest of its kind in Europe.

Lasting from Friday until Sunday, there is a packed programme of events including concerts from some of the best UK and US Old Time musicians around.

Dance the weekend away to the sound of fiddles, ukeleles, banjoes and dulcimers!

You will be able to enjoy workshops, shape note singing, and of course, square dancing with a caller.

As well as great music, there is also delicious food available, plus a well-stocked bar.


If you want to stay over at the Gainsborough Old Time Festival weekend, then that’s not a problem!

Indoor sleeping facilities are available, as well as outdoor camping (for the very brave), and RV standing.

Trade stands also make their annual visit to this great event.

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