I'm looking forward to attending the NGFDA Fall Festival at Unicoi State Park, in Helen, GA this weekend. It was the first dulcimer festival that I had ever attended, this will be my 8th year attending. The first time I attended this festival was probably when I really realized what a cool instrument the dulcimer is and really encouraged me to continue playing music.
Can't wait to see some great friends there! If you're a dulcimer player and you've never been to the festival you should check it out sometime at http://ngfda.org/.