Thank you for your interest in registering for the Swannanoa Gathering!

2024 Timeline

Fall Newsletter is Published December  Mailed out on Dec. 5
Email  Sent to our Mailing List December  Sent out Dec. 19/20
Pre-registration Opens!  December 1 Closed Feb. 5 (11 PM EST)
Work Exchange Application is Posted December 1 Apply Here!
Youth Scholarship Application is Posted January 2 Apply Here! (and learn more)
Pre-registration Closes February 5 (11 PM Eastern Time)
Work Exchange Application Deadline TBD (11 PM Eastern Time) Apply Here!
2024 Course Catalog The physical mailing will mail out by Feb. 16
Pre-registrants will be sent a digital version soon after.
The digital catalog will be available on our website by March 4
Class Sign-Ups for Pre-registrants Only March 2 (1 PM EST) Details emailed to pre-registrants on Feb. 6.
General Registration Opens March 13 (11 AM EDT) The Link Will be Posted Here.
Youth Scholarship Application Deadline April 2 (9 PM EDT) Applicants will hear back by May.
Full Payment Due By May 31 Payment Information

* The order in which you pre-register, does not affect your registration but pre-registering at all, does.

2024 Dates

Fiddle Week: June 30 – July 6
Mando & Banjo Week: June 30 – July 6
Traditional Song Week: July 7 – 13
Celtic Week: July 14 – 20
Old-Time Week: July 21 – 27
Guitar Week: July 28 – August 3
Contemporary Folk Week: July 28 – August 3

Please join our mailing list by January 1, in order to be included on the spring catalog mailing. (The catalog’s content will be available on our website as well.) You can UPDATE existing contact information here.

Note: Bulk email communications can sometimes get filtered out by email servers, so we recommend also visiting our website for updates. We do use email to communicate with pre-registrants/registrants. A newsletter is mailed out in late Fall and a catalog is mailed out in the spring. General Registration will open in the spring. Otherwise, please visit our website for information.

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Want to make a donation to the Swannanoa Gathering?

From the drop-down menu, you can select to donate either to the Swannanoa Gathering Scholarship fund or to our Greatest Needs fund.


General Info:

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Housing Note: On-campus housing is in student dormitories, with shared restrooms/showers.  While we try our best to accommodate medical conditions, there may not be enough relevant dorm rooms available to accommodate everyone. If you absolutely require certain housing accommodations, we recommend that you look into hotels, Airbnbs, etc. in the area.

If you have a question, please e-mail

If you would like to join our general mailing list, you can sign up here. The general mailing list gets a newsletter late fall and a catalog in the spring each year.