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***NEW FOR 2024***
Fiddlers' Week in Washington County, VA
We are proud to partner with local businesses and organizations to bring Pre-Fiddlers' Events to the county and town leading up to the 3rd Annual Abingdon Old-Time, Bluegrass & Gospel Fiddlers' Convention.  


  • Sunday, June 16th - Bluegrass & BBQ at The Washington County Park - Sponsored by The Washington County Park Authority

  • Monday, June 17th - Fiddler's Event at Smyth Chapel - Meadowview, VA

  • Tuesday, June 18th - Bluegrass at The Abingdon Farmer's Market - Sponsored by The Crooked Road

  • Wednesday, June 19th - Music on The Front Porch - Welkin Development (Sonders)

  • Thursday, June 20th - Bluegrass & BBQ The Front Lawn of The Martha Washington Inn - Abingdon, VA

     

  • Friday, June 21st - Abingdon Fiddlers' Convention

  • Saturday, June 22nd - Abingdon Fiddlers' Convention

  • Sunday, June 23rd - Fiddlers Fellowship Service by Simple Rhythms (Free)

  • Sunday, June 23rd - Abingdon Fiddlers' Convention- Bluegrass Gospel Band Competition (NEW for 2024) 

 

WINNER OF BLUEGRASS BAND COMPETITION WINS 1 DAY OF RECORDING AT BILLY BLUE RECORDS - HENDERSONVILLE, TN

 

WINNER OF OLD-TIME BAND COMPETITION WINS 4 HOURS OF RECORDING AT THE BLIND OTTER STUDIO - ABINGDON, VA

 

Educational Opportunities for those in attendance will be available throughout the weekend. A list of these events will be posted.
 

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2024 ABINGDON FIDDLERS' CONVENTION IS EXPANDING TO THREE DAYS OF COMPETITION

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAMPING AVAILABLE 
PRIZE MONEY & AWARDS
 
Rules for Competition Click HERE 
***NOTE - Songs and tunes must be part of the public domain or original to the performer only. No copyrighted material. 

 
Competition Registration Click HERE
Categories & Schedule Click Here
Camping Registration Click HERE
Spectator RSVP Click HERE
Vendor Registration Click Here
Sponsorship opportunity Click HERE

Bands are encouraged to play both nights, but it is not required. Highest score will be used in judging. Individuals are encouraged to play in different categories and may compete both nights, highest score will be used.   
 
Adult & Youth Individual Competition: 
Fiddle (Bluegrass & Old Time), Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo (Claw hammer & Bluegrass),  Autoharp, Dulcimer, Dobro, Folk Song, Flatfoot, Dance, Harmonica & Best All Around.  Adult and Youth are eligible to compete in two individual categories.
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***Note: Being the 3rd Abingdon Fiddlers' Convention, the schedule is subject to change without notice. Updates will be made closer to convention. Also, will be updated on social media.  Pre-Registration and Camping Reservations highly recommended. Washington County Fairgrounds and The Abingdon Fiddlers’ Convention is not responsible for theft or damage to property or any bodily injury. Your attendance and participation in this event is an express waiver of any and all event and premise liability for theft or damage to property or any bodily injury occurring on the premises or during the course of the event.

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