Registration

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
REGISTRATION: Begins at 12:00 Noon

CONTESTS: Begins at 7:00 PM

COMPETITIONS HELD ON ALABAMA FARMERS COOPERATIVE MAIN STAGE at FOUNDERS HALL:

Harmonica
Mandolin
Bluegrass Banjo
Dulcimer*

*In addition to a $200 dollar first prize, the 1st place winner of the Dulcimer competition will also win a hand crafted Dulcimer created and donated by J.W. Wilson.
dulcimer

Dobro

CONTESTS: Begins at 8:00 PM

COMPETITIONS HELD IN McCANDLESS HALL:

Old Time Singing

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016
REGISTRATION: Begins at 7:00 AM

CONTESTS: Begins at 8:30 AM

COMPETITIONS HELD ON BROWN HALL STAGE:
Beginning Fiddler (10 & under)
Apprentice Fiddler (11-15)
Buck Dancing (15 & under)
Buck Dancing (16 & over)

COMPETITIONS HELD ON ALABAMA FARMERS COOPERATIVE MAIN STAGE at FOUNDERS HALL:
Guitar Finger Picking
Old Time Banjo
Classic Old-Time Fiddler
Guitar Flat Pick
Senior Fiddler (55+)
Bluegrass Band
Junior Fiddler(16-34)
Old Time Band
Intermediate Fiddler (35-54)

FINALS HELD ON ALABAMA FARMERS COOPERATIVE MAIN STAGE at FOUNDERS HALL:

Finals Begin at 6:00 PM
Apprentice Fiddler
Senior Fiddler
Classic Old-Time Fiddler
Bluegrass Band
Junior Fiddler
Old-Time Band
Intermediate Fiddler
Buck Dancing
Fiddle-Off

$18,225 Total Cash Prizes
$1,200 Cash Prize plus Trophy to Top Fiddler

Winners in all other categories will be selected from first round competition with no finals in these categories.

Admission ticket will pay the entry fee for one category of competition. Entry fees for additional categories is $5.00 each. Registration for Bluegrass and Old-Time Band is $10.00. Registration will close 30 minutes prior to beginning of each category competition.

For more information contact Terry Stepp by email.

View the 2016 Brochure

CONTEST RULES – updated for 2016
Download printable pdf version


Instruments

The Guitar – Believe it or not the guitar is an untraditional blue grass instrument and associated with the term “new grass”.

guitar

The Mandolin – A mandolin (Italian: mandolino) is a musical instrument in the lute family (plucked, or strummed).

mandolin

The Harmonica – The harmonica, also called French harp, blues harp, and mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument.

harmonica

Contests & Prizes

Friday Night – Starting at 7:00 pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Harmonica $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Mandolin $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Bluegrass Banjo $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Dobro $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Dulcimer $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Old Time Singing $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Saturday – Starting at 8:30 am on the Brown Hall Stage 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Beginning Fiddler (10 & Under) $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Apprentice Fiddler (11-15) $300 $200 $100 $75 $50
Saturday – Starting at 8:30 am on the Alabama Farmers Cooperative Stage 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Guitar and Finger Picking (Finals) $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Senior Fiddler (55+) $600 $400 $300 $200 $100
Old Time Banjo (Finals) $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Classic Old-Time Fiddler $600 $400 $300 $200 $100
Guitar Flat Pick (Finals) $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Bluegrass Band $1000 $500 $300 $200 $100
Junior Fiddler (16-34) $600 $400 $300 $200 $100
Old Time Band $1000 $500 $300 $200 $100
Intermediate Fiddler (35-54) $600 $400 $300 $200 $100
Buck Dancing (15 & Under) $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Buck Dancing (16 & Over) $200 $125 $75 $50 $25
Fiddle Off $600 $400 $200

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