About DelFest

The Festival

DelFest is held at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hrs from Baltimore and DC). The festival originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury Music while creating a forum for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent with a down-home feeling. Produced in association with High Sierra Music, DelFest always offers a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch.

The Fairgrounds

Personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD served as the perfect location for DelFest–nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, the Fairgrounds are convenient to four major airports and easily reached by rail or road.  Featuring well-maintained permanent restrooms and showers, the Allegany Fairgrounds provides creature comforts  for festival attendees.


The city of Cumberland is  a great host offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown and great amenities including biking, a steam train engine and museum, and some top notch dining.

The Music

In addition to traditional stage sets by world-class artists, attendees can always expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, and more intimate appearances by artists at the smaller venues at the fairgrounds. Delfest is always preceded by the 3-day DelFest Academy hosted and taught by The Travelin’ McCourys and other all star players.

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