The 2nd Annual Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention to be held June 1st at the Museum of Appalachia

From John Meyer, Museum of Appalachia –

The Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention is an opportunity for musicians across the region to compete for cash and bragging rights!

This fun event will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 9am-5pm, rain or shine.

Join us for a day filled with music, contests, cash prizes, jamming on the Museum grounds as well as Southern food and fare.

Tour the museum and see the history of our region’s music come alive through our exhibits and artifacts.  Bring a chair and enjoy the contests on our outdoor stage.

The competitions begin at Noon; children and youth categories will be first with the adult categories to follow.

Advance tickets for this event are $15 per person for age 18 & up, $10.00 per person for youth ages 13-17 and $5.00 per person for children age 6-12.  Children under 5 are free.  Purchase tickets online at or by calling 865-494-7680.

Contest Categories:

  • Age Groups:  12 and under, 13-17 and 18 & up
  • Categories:  Fiddle, Old Time Banjo, Bluegrass Banjo, Mixed (guitar, mandolin, dobro, etc) and Band Competition.   Registration fee is $15 per contestant, per category through May 28th.  ($20 at the gate)
  • Band registration is $40 per band through May 28th.  ($50 at the gate)
  • Children and Youth contestant registration is FREE!

Parking is free.

Find us on Facebook, or visit our website,  for more information.

As a non-profit, Smithsonian affiliated organization, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts and culture of an earlier time for the benefit of future generations; and to instill in the community – regionally, nationally and internationally – a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the Appalachian heritage.  The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit 122, then one mile east.