12th Annual Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention:

September 13th – 15th, 2018

Purchase 2018 Tickets HERE!

The word is out — Hoppin’ John enjoyed a fabulous 2017 and folks are looking forward to wrapping up their fiddle festival season on the beautiful grounds of Shakori Hills, at the 12th Annual Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention!

We are delighted to announce that NC Bluegrass icons, The Williamson Brothers will be playing Saturday’s evening concert before the band contest finale! Tony and Gary Williamson began winning contests at fiddlers’ conventions in the 1960s, and are now well-known for their beautiful duet harmonies and award-winning mandolin solos. Watch out for workshop and showcase appearances, as well.

There is something for everyone at Hoppin’ John, whether you’re seven years old or 70, a music master, novice, or just looking for something fun to do on a weekend. It’s the perfect blend of campground music and scheduled programs, so save the date and we’ll see you this fall!


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****All proceeds from Hoppin’ John go to benefit the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, a NC not-for-profit corporation. Shakori Hills is a proud administrator and sponsor of the Chatham County Junior Appalachian Musicians.****