Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM CDT
Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

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The Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell 
105 Delong Road
Nauvoo, AL 35212

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Jordan Jarvis Hughes: Alabama Folk School Registrar 
205-387-1806 ext 111
Join us for our annual Old-Time weekend where quilters and blacksmiths pursue their work while music students immerse themselves in old-time classes. This year's lineup includes music classes with the Onlies, Nokosee Fields, and the return of Judy Hyman, Jeff Claus, and Mick and Evan Kinney. With more than 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do during your free time. Take a hike, go canoeing, or pick a porch and rocking chair to relax. 

Pricing is based on meals, lodging, and tuition:

Lodging Choices: Lodging for this event will be in Bethany Village. Participants will have the option to stay in a Bethany Lodge room or a dorm style cabin. Our lodge rooms each have two queen beds and a private bath. The private rooms open onto a common living space (shared by other students) with refrigerator, coffee maker, stove, microwave, and fireplace. You may book a private room for one or share a room with your spouse, partner, or friend. Cabins are dormitory style, each having 24 twin beds and community bathrooms with private showers and stalls. Pricing depends on your choice of lodging. All lodging options include refreshments on opening night and nine meals throughout the weekend starting with Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch. 

Lodge Room 3 Nights, 2 Queen beds (meals for 2 people) $550.00

Lodge Room 3 Nights, 2 Queen beds (meals for 1 person) $420.00
Cabin Bed, bunk style (meals for 1 person) $145.00
Commuter Fee, No Lodging, Plus Meals $75.00


Class Offerings: $255: Banjo I - Riley Calcagno | Banjo II - Leo Shannon | Guitar - Vivian Leva | Fiddle I - Sami Braman | Fiddle II - Nokosee Fields | Old-Time Repertoire - Jeff Claus & Judy Hyman | String Band Repertoire - Mick Kinney & Evan Kinney | $275: Gee's Bend Quilting - Mary Ann Pettway & China Pettway | Blacksmithing - Brady Jackson | Beginner Basketry - Sarah Bell | Foraging & Herbal Medicine - Cameron Strouss

Please note: Once a registration has been made, it cannot be edited. Please ensure that all attendee information is correct upon the first submission.

All Alabama Folk School payments are processed through PayPal. You may use a credit card to pay this way without making a Paypal account. Please note our refund policy. We will offer a full refund 30 days out from the start of an event. Beginning 30 days out we will issue a partial refund. No tuition will be refunded less than 30 days from the event start. No shows and day of cancellations are not elligible for any refund. Should AFS cancel an event we will issue you a full refund regardless of timeline.