Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention: July 19-20

The convention, held at the fairgrounds in Sparta, is a competition of bluegrass and old-time music bands and individual artists. Competitions are also held for youth and adult traditional dance.  Admission is $6-$10.  For more information, CLICK HERE

What is a Fiddlers Convention? 

A fiddler’s convention is a gathering of people who like to play string music and those who like to listen or dance.

Musicians come for friendly competition, camaraderie, and to show and hone their skills. Others come to see and hear the contest, scout around the fairgrounds for hot jam sessions, kick up their heels, see their friends and neighbors, and sample the fare of a variety of vendors.

In this contest, bands and individual musicians are scored by three judges who are musicians themselves. The contestants with the highest scores win cash prizes and ribbons.

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