The Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival is held every October in southern Connecticut. We are a Friday-Saturday festival, with a full program of workshops for hammered and mountain dulcimer players of all levels. In addition, concerts both evenings are open to the general public. We believe that hammered dulcimers and mountain dulcimers are among the world’s most wonderful musical instruments. They’re fun to play, and fun to listen to. They belong in both folk music and popular music. Our mission is to bring dulcimers and dulcimer music into public awareness.