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Apr 18, 202011:30am – 5:00pm

Fiddles & Folklife

This event has been canceled.
Old-Time Fiddle, Banjo, Folksong, Dance, and String Band Contest

This event has been canceled.
 

On Saturday, April 18, Warren Wilson College will host Fiddles and Folklife, an annual Appalachian festival and old-time music competition with cash prizes for old-time fiddle, banjo, folksong, flatfooting, and string band. Other activities include old-time music jams, food and craft vendors, folklife demonstrators, and cakewalks. It all takes place 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Bryson Gym. This event is free and open to the public, and there is no entry fee to enter the contests.

Registration will be open on Saturday, starting at 11:00 AM. No advance registration is required, and there is no entry fee for the contests.

First-place winners from the previous year may not re-enter the same contest the following year.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/warrenwilsoncollegemusic/

Schedule

11:30 – Noon Youth Fiddle Showcase
(non-judged performance for fiddlers 7 years-old and younger or those who have been playing for less than two years)

Noon – 1:30 PM Fiddle & Banjo Contests
(youth first)

1:30 – 2:30 PM Ballad & Folksong Contest

2:30 – 4:00 PM Old-Time Stringband Contest

4:00 – 4:30 PM Flatfoot Dance Contest, Banjo Raffle

4:30 Awards

Old-Time String Band
1st place – $300
2nd place – $150
3rd place – $75

Old-Time Fiddle (Adult)
1st place – $75
2nd place – $50
3rd place – $25

Old-Time Banjo (Adult)
1st place – $75
2nd place – $50
3rd place – $25

Youth Old-Time Fiddle (13-17)
1st place – $50
2nd place – $35
3rd place – $20

Youth Old-Time Fiddle (12-under)
1st place – $50
2nd place – $35
3rd place – $20

Youth Old-Time Banjo (17 and under)
1st place – $50
2nd place – $35
3rd place – $20

Folksong
1st place – $50
2nd place – $35
3rd place – $20

Flatfoot Dance
1st place – $50
2nd place – $35
3rd place – $20