Old Fiddler's Convention

Old Fiddler's Convention

Second week in August
A five-day concert in the small town of Galax, Va., the Old Fiddler's Convention spotlights old-time music in an outdoor setting. The convention was organized in 1935 as a fundraising event by members of Moose Lodge No. 733 and was dedicated to "keeping alive the memories and sentiments of days gone by." About 25,000 people now attend.
Hundreds of contestants take part, competing for cash prizes and trophies in categories that include guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, dobro, clawhammer and bluegrass banjo, clog or flatfoot dancing, and folk singing.
CONTACTS:
Old Fiddler's Convention
1114 E. Stuart Dr.
P.O. Box 655
Galax, VA 24333
276-236-8541
www.oldfiddlersconvention.com
SOURCES:
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 252