The performers in this article refer to the 2016 season of Dollywood’s Festival of Nations. I *thought* I’d be getting this post up around the time the 2017 season started, to offer a taste of what this wonderful festival is like (because it surprised me!) but it turns out the 2017 festival is already over…at only three weeks long, you’ve got to act quickly! I promise I’ll get the hang of this blogging thing. 

Being a music lover and a traveler with an interest in world music, I had long wanted to visit Dollywood’s Festival of Nations, which occurs every spring in late March to early April. (2017 festival dates were March 18-April 9.) I finally put together a solo trip for myself in 2016 for the last week of the festival and enjoyed myself immensely! This festival was so much more than I expected.

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