49th Annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention

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49th Annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention

The Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention will be held this year on Friday and Saturday, July 27th and 28th. This annual event is a celebration and showcase of the musical talent and heritage of the high country of North Carolina.

Ashe County Park, in Jefferson, North Carolina, will be the place to enjoy music and see the best in the region’s old time traditional and bluegrass musicians. Musicians of various ages and playing styles will gather to show off their talents. Friday night begins with the popular Appalachian Barn Dance. Camping available on site, limited hookups, but ample unassisted sites available. Concessions available during event. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, the convention will raise proceeds to support Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM). Check it out!

Friday: The Appalachian Barn Dance will take place on 7pm with Caller John Turner. Four couple figures, Big Circles, Reels, Flat Foot and Two Step Dances.

Saturday:
10am – Doors open
1am – WKSK’s Bluegrass and Old Time Radio Show with Gary Poe
11am-2pm – Youth Individual and Band Competition
2-6pm – Adult Individual Competition
6-7pm Dance Competitions
7pm – Youth Award Presentation
7:30pm – Adult Band Competition
TBA Adult Award Presentation

Other Important info:

Concessions
Concessions are sponsored by the Todd Ruritan Club. Food offerings include Pork Barbeque sandwiches and plates, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Desserts, Soft Drinks, Coffee and Water.
St. Francis Catholic Church Women’s Group will provide cakes and beverages.
Town of Lansing and Glad will provide yummy ice cream!

Tickets Available in advance at the Ashe Arts Center (credit cards accepted) or at the gate the weekend of the convention (cash or check only) or call 336-846-2787. $5 Friday, $10 Saturday. $15 weekend pass.  Children under 12, free with paying adult.

Camping
$10/night (no electricity, no hookups)
$15/night, electricity, limited availability
Campsites are assigned on a first come-first served basis.
Reservations not accepted in advance.
No open fires
Generators are not to run during competitions.
No refunds.
Opens Thursday, July 27 at 4:00 pm
Available for Friday and Saturday night

Park Rules
Park gates close at midnight.
No alcohol.
No swimming in the pond.
No open-carry firearms.
Pets on a leash only.
No open fires.
Camping permits are not tickets. If you must leave, only your admission wristband is valid for readmission. This is a family-friendly event! Law enforcement, park employees, and Fiddlers Convention Committee members will be on premises 24 hours daily. 

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 – Saturday, July 28, 2018 
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Ashe Park in Jefferson
For more information, visit: http://www.ashefiddlersconvention.org

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