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Every year at the Quiet Valley Ranch, in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, a real music marathon takes place. It is the longest continuously running music festival of its kind in North America. The Kerrville Festival lasts for 18 days and nights each May and June, since 1972. Over 30,000 guests come from all over the world to become part of this unforgettable event. If songwriting is what you are interested in, Kerrville is the place to go. Songwriters of various musical styles come here to experience the 24 hours of music throughout the festival. Campgrounds are the heart and soul of the festival, where the music and singing never stops. In addition to the live concerts, here you may also find songwriting schools, music business seminars, hill country bike rides, canoe trips on the Guadalupe River, Sunday Folk Song Services, and the New Folk Competition and concerts for the new talents in songwriting. There is something for everyone who enjoys music, camping, and outdoor activities.