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  • 2022 Fraley Festival

    We are pleased to announce that the Fraley Festival of Traditional Music will be taking place at Carter Caves Park on September 7-10, 2022.  There are currently no restrictions on gatherings at Kentucky State Parks. It will be so good to gather together and play music again. We expect it to be pretty much the same as […]

  • Square Dancing at Cascade

    Come Enjoy Music and Dance in a Cave! Saturday 2:30-4:30 pm Square dancing was a tradition for many years at the Fraley Festival and we have decided to bring it back, with a Carter Caves twist – have it at Cascade Cave! In the 1930s, before the park owned it, Cascade Cave was used for […]

  • Mountain Minor

    Dale Farmer, who comes to the festival and plays with folks from SW Ohio, has made a film called The Mountain Minor. Inspired by real events, The Mountain Minor is about a family that leaves their Appalachian home searching for work and the music that plays such a crucial role in unifying them across generations. The […]