Archive for August 2012

77th Annual Old Fiddlers’ Convention August 8-12

Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast invites you to stay at their cozy, Conveniently located bed and breakfast for the 2012 Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention.

Before the second weekend in August each year, lovers of country and mountain music leave their homes in time to be in Galax, VA for the Annual Old Fiddler’s Convention.  For some this means hundreds of miles of travel, while for others it will be a short trip from their nearby homes.  Most of these people don’t play music, and come just for the listening and renewing old acquaintances.

Important Dates & Schedule Of Events Location:  Felts Park Galax, VA

Thursday, July 15, 2012 – Registration Deadline – All registration forms must be postmarked by this date.

Sunday, August 5, 2012, 7:00 AM – Felts Park Campground Opens.  (No walk in campers until 4:00 PM).

Monday, August 6, 2012, 2:30 – 4:30 PM – Registration for Fiddlers’ Youth Competition

Monday, August 6, 2012, 5:30 PM – Fiddlers’ Youth Competition

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 2:00 PM – Attempt to break the “Guinness Book of World Records Largest Mandolin Ensemble”

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 6:00 PM – Old Time Fiddle, Dobro, and Mandolin Competitions

Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 6:00 PM – Bluegrass Fiddle, Dulcimer, and Bluegrass Banjo Competitions

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00 PM – Clawhammer Banjo, Autoharp, and Guitar Competitions

Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:00 PM – Old Time Band and Bluegrass Band Competitions

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 12:00 PM – Folk Song and Flatfoot Dance Competitions

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6:00 PM – Bluegrass Band and Old Time Band Competitions

Sunday, August 12, 2012, Early AM hours – Winners Announced

Sunday, August 12, 2012 – 11:00 AM – All campers and vendors must be out of the park.