The world’s oldest and largest Old Fiddlers’ Convention takes place in Galax, Virginia the second week of August

The Old Fiddlers Convention has grown a lot over the years. What started out as two, seasonal, day-long, indoor conventions has slowly expanded into one, week-long celebratory extravaganza. Musicians come from all over to show their skill and compete for the thousands of dollars in cash prizes. A shrinking minority have been coming here since 1935 – most would come even if there were no prizes.

The Old Fiddlers Convention takes place in Galax’ Felts Park. Felts Park includes a covered grandstand but you can also bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. A wide variety of food and drinks will be available for purchase, along with musical and other merchandise from various vendors.

Click here for more history about the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention.