Future Festival Dates

Future Festival Dates

The Festival is always scheduled the second weekend of August that begins with the second Friday.

Future dates include:

August 07-10, 2014
August 13-16, 2015
August 11-14, 2016
August 10-13, 2017
August 09-12, 2018
August 08-11, 2019

Note: This schedule is provided as a courtesy for planning purposes. It is subject to change without notice.

Festival Sponsors

The Festival is sponsored, in part, by:

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First Knox National Bank

Time Warner Cable

Our Festival Media Sponsors are:



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Mount Vernon News


Friends of the Festival

The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is the premier event of the year in Downtown Mount Vernon. Your help is needed to help perpetuate the Festival. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Festival!

Dan Emmett Festival Video Contest

New this year, the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is sponsoring its first Video Contest! The goal for this contest is for participants to create and submit videos that promote the Festival in a positive way, showcasing any or all of the variety of experiences the Festival has to offer. The top 5 videows will be posted here on the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival website! Get out your cameras and have some fun!

Request an Application

We are still working on our 2015 Vendor Application.  If you are interested in having a booth at the 2015 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival, click on the link below to be added to our mailing list, and we will send you the appropriate application as soon as they are available!

Request a Vendor Application

2014 Video Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2014 Video Contest Winners!

Best Professional - Exit Eleven Media

Best Organization/Business - Creative Foundations

Best Amateur - Lacey Blubaugh

View them in our Video Gallery!

Festival Results