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Alleghany Fiddlers Convention

  • 1375 US Hwy 21 North Sparta NC 28675 (map)

Musicians come for friendly competition, camaraderie, and to show and hone their skills. Others come to see and hear the contest, scout the fairgrounds for hot jam sessions, kick up their heels, socialize, and sample the fare of a variety of vendors.
Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia have been called the nation’s hotbed of string musicians. These are people who play for fun and not for a living. Their skills, nonetheless, are amazing.
In this contest, bands and individual musicians are scored by three judges who are musicians themselves. Contestants with the highest scores win cash prizes and ribbons.


Earlier Event: July 20
Studio Tours
Later Event: July 21
Alleghany County Farmers Market