To the 50th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

Bring the family and enjoy a uniquely American experience whose roots are buried deep in the Appalachian mountains and beyond. It’s a musical and cultural experience that will thrust you into a simpler time where families were bound by the music they created and the stories they told.


Friday: Gates open at 8 a.m.
Saturday: Gates open at 7:30 a.m.

Admission Costs

  • $15.00 Friday, October 7, 2016
  • $15.00 Saturday, October 8, 2016
  • $20.00 for Both Days

Children under 12 Free with Parents

**No Pets Allowed Inside the Convention Gates
**No Coolers Allowed Inside the Convention Gates

Cash Prizes

$200 Friday, October 7, 2016
$300 Saturday, October 8, 2016

**MUST be present in front of Founders Hall and make presence known immediately. Will have two
minutes to make way to stage with proof of identity.


  • Stage is outdoors – Bring lawn chairs
  • Contests will be held in Gym in event of rain. Limited Capacity – NO REFUNDS
  • Admission ticket will pay the entry fee for one category of competition.
  • Free Camping – No Hookups

View the 2016 Brochure

Campgrounds & Hotels

Athens State University

RV and tent camping are permitted on the Athens State University campus. There are no sewer, electric or water hookups for trailers.

Other local campgrounds

Northgate RV-Travel Park
1757 Hwy. 31 N.
Athens, AL 35613
(256) 232-8800

Mill Creek Park
28861 Veto Rd.
Elkmont, AL 35620
(256) 732-3686

Swan Creek RV and Mobile Home Community
10420 U.S. Hwy. 31
Tanner, AL
(256) 355-5392

Hotels, Motels, B&Bs

For information about local hotels and bed & breakfasts go to:

Athens Limestone Co. Visitors Center