Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention – Sweet Home Alabama

English: 3 fiddlers in silhouette

Coming up next month, October 4th and 5th, 2012 at Athens State University.

The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention is known as the “Granddaddy of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions” for its role in reviving the tradition of competition in old time music. Approximately, 15,000 people are expected to attend the convention this year from more than 30 states. The convention brings some 200 contestants to compete for top prize money. There are 18 different categories, including several fiddle and guitar categories, harmonica, mandolin, bluegrass banjo, dulcimer, old time singing, banjo, and buck dancing. The Convention culminates in a “fiddle-off,” between the top two fiddlers. The winning fiddler is declared “Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddle Champion,” and takes home a trophy and $1000. A total of $11,850 will be awarded to contestants. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the outstanding music, 150 arts and crafts vendors and delicious festival food.  ~ Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention – Sweet Home Alabama.

For more info check out the website: www.athens.edu/fiddlers

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