Annual Festivals

Lansing offers year-round festivals and regular public gatherings open to families, traditional music lovers and everyone else looking for a bit of authentic mountain culture, whether you're in town for a weekend, for a month or a for whole season. Our most popular annual celebration is the Ola Belle Reed (1916-2002) Old-Time Music Festival, which is held every August to honor songwriter and musician Ola Belle Reed, affectionately known as the Mother of Bluegrass. She was born right here in Lansing in 1916 and died in 2002. Other festivals include our annual Rubber Ducky Race on the New River and the annual five-week Halloween Haunted School event. Weekend barbecues sponsored by the Lansing Fire Department throughout the year are a must for everyone's tastebuds!


Rubber Ducky Race
Featuring award winning visiting and local musicians, the festival is a community  based event and fundraiser
Variety of music and local crafts, activities - hay ride, activities for kids, apple butter demonstrations, BBQ Chicken and more.

Music and Rubber Duck Festival,

held as a fundraiser by the

Lansing Volunteer Fire Department

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