Fiddle and Banjo
1. Each individual contestant may have at least one accompanist, but not the same instrument as the contestant.
2. If time permits, individuals will perform two tunes. No medleys allowed.
3. Individuals may enter more than one contest.
4. The two youth categories are ages 12 and under and ages 13-17.
Old-Time String Band
1. Old-Time bands will perform one tune.
2. Original tunes in the traditional style are allowed.
3. A band must consist of at least a fiddle, a banjo and a guitar.
4. Individuals may not play in more than one band.
5. No electric instruments are allowed.
6. Three bands will be selected to play two tunes in the band finals at 4:00 p.m.
7. First-place band will play for the final cakewalk at the conclusion of the contest.
1. Only authentic folksongs from the public domain – no copyrighted music permitted.
2. Contestants may sing a cappella or be accompanied by one instrument. Contestants may not be accompanied by another singer.
3. Singers are limited to three minutes.