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2017 Volunteer Application

volunteers Interested in volunteering? Hoppin’ John Fiddlers Convention is a volunteer-run event,which means that we can’t do it without you! One 4-hour shift earns you weekend admission with regular camping. A 2-hour shift may be worked for single day admission

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Special Concert with the Earl White String Band

Saturday, September 16th at 7pm More info coming soon!

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The Old-Time Herald: A Reminiscence w/Alice Gerrard, Gail Gillespie & Sarah Bryan

Tuesday, September 12th, 7 pm @ Stanford L. Warren Library, Durham Join us for an informal talk and show-and-tell with the current and past editors of the Old-Time Herald magazine. Today the Durham-based publication has a loyal following of subscribers, national and

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The Cook-Off

5:30 pm Saturday, September 17th! Does your family have a time-honored recipe for hoppin’ john? Do you like to get creative in the kitchen? Then the Hoppin’ John Cook-off just might be the perfect opportunity for you to show off

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Hootenanny Hayride

                Jump on the tractor wagon and come along with Tim Wells on a magical musical hayride around Shakori Hills. By popular demand, we’ve got two hayrides this year: Saturday 12 noon &

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2017 Contestant Pre-Registration

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Contest Rules & Regulations

You may register up until the beginning of the contest you are entering – possibly later if time allows. Registration will take place at the tent in the stage field beginning at 2 pm on Friday and 10 am on

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Children’s Activities

Saturday is the day for kids and families! Check out some of the cool stuff happening: Hootenanny Hayride – Saturday 2pm Jump on the tractor wagon and come along with Tim Wells on a magical musical hayride around Shakori Hills.

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Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Come on out October 10th – 13th to the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance: four days, four stages and over 40 bands! GrassRoots also features craft and food vendors, workshops, kids and teen areas with musicians and

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Musicians’ CD Sales

Hoppin’ John will sell your cds for you! If you have made a cd and wish to sell it at the convention, just drop some off at the merchandise shack at the top of the stage field and collect your

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11th Annual Festival! September 14 - 16, 2017 at Shakori Hills in Silk Hope, NC