Dear Old-Time Music Lover:

Few people have contributed as much to old-time music as Patty Looman. Through her mentoring, playing, teaching, and setting an example of the spirit of the music and its joys, Patty influenced the lives of many students within and outside West Virginia. We thought an old-time music festival should be held in her honor to thank her for her unselfish giving, and PattyFest was born in 2002. With Patty’s passing in 2012, PattyFest is now held to honor her memory. And so we will meet for a day of music every year. Thank you, Patty, for the happiness you brought to our lives through your music.

We invite you all to join in the musical festivities at PattyFest, held at East Fairmont High School in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Everyone is invited.

PattyFest includes free admission, free workshops, an open-stage, and jammin' around the building. Registration forms for workshops and open-stage performances are found on the links to the left.

Lots of parking is available on site with HANDICAPPED parking in front of the school.

Only unamplified acoustic instruments are permitted. Sound equipment will be provided for on-stage performances. Pre-recorded music will not be allowed on stage.

Grounds open at 9 a.m.  Workshops start at 9:30 am and continue until the afternoon.  An open jam in the lunch area will begin at 7 pm. Other rooms will be available for jammin' as well.

Musicians, please register upon arrival and report to the stage at least 15 minutes before performance time.

The map and directions to East Fairmont High School are here.

Vendor inquiries into sales of music-related are invited before the festival. Contact

Absolutely no smoking, vaping, alcohol, or pets are allowed on East Fairmont High School grounds. Failure to adhere to this policy will jeopardize this festival.

For more information contact us at
PattyFest, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation in support of this festival is much appreciated and tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

So many little time...

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