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***NEW FOR 2023***

A long term goal for our committee of volunteers is to one day see Fiddlers' Weekend turn into Fiddlers' Week in Washington County, VA and Abingdon, VA.  Thanks to our friends and partners at The Martha Washington, our vision is coming to life.  Join bluegrass fans on the lawn of The Martha for a BBQ meal and an open jam on Thursday, June 8th 5:30-8:00 PM.

Also, on Wednesday, June 7th from 6:00-9:00 PM, our friends at Welkin Development will be hosting music on their front porch with Adam Bolt. 

Help us support local businesses that are helping us grow.



Educational Opportunities for those in attendance is new for 2023. The Tennessee Bluegrass Band will be hosting a Band Seminar and Individual Instrument Seminar following the Youth Competition on Saturday, June 10th.  After the band competition, they will take the stage for a 30 minute show while scores are being tallied.   



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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
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Camping Registration Click HERE
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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.


***Note: Being the 2nd 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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