Local fiddlers will be rosining up the bow for the Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest Saturday, September 17. This contest, now in its sixth year, has consistently drawn fifty or sixty of the best fiddlers from throughout California, Oregon, and Nevada. This one day event is open to all ages and levels and will include fiddle, twin fiddle, and flatpick competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. It’s a great introduction to contest fiddling and a terrific display of North State talent.
The contest will also include a showcase of new fiddlers and local talent will provide entertainment between competition rounds. As at any fiddle contest, there will also be plenty of impromptu jamming throughout the venue.
The Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest takes place at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center in Weaverville. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and festivities will last until 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at Mamma Llama’s or State Farm Insurance in Weaverville. Tickets are family priced: $8 per person, $12 per couple, or $15 per family. But nobody will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. Just say that you’re a guest of the contest.
This competition is sponsored by the Trinity Players, the Weaverville Lions Club, and the Weaverville Fiddle Circle. For more information contact the contest chairman, Jim French at 530-623-7105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.tapaconline.org.
What: Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest
When: Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Arbuckle Ct, Weaverville, CA 96093
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