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Kids & Families

Hootenanny Hayride – Saturday 12pm & 2pm Jump on the tractor wagon and come along with Tim Wells on a magical musical hayride around Shakori Hills. Tim plays his banjo and you can sing along! Meet in the Grove Stage

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2018 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 Williamson Brothers

Saturday, October 20th around 7:30 – 8pm The Williamson Brothers are North Carolina bluegrass icons. Tony and Gary Williamson perform the old-time style of music that dates back nine generations in central North Carolina. In fact, the title song of

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The Cook-Off

Hoppin’ John Cook-Off 5:30 pm Saturday, October 20th Show off your culinary talents! You could leave the festival with a prize and ribbon whether you are a musician or not. The cook-off is a play on the event’s name, because

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Sacred Harp Singers

Saturday morning on the Front Porch, 9:30am Come join in singing old, haunting a capella hymns in four-part harmony from the Sacred Harp. Shape-note singing uses four distinct shapes for the note heads rather than typical round note heads, and the

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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 recorded cds or albums of your own music and wish to sell them at the convention, just drop some off at the merchandise shack at the top of the

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12th Annual Festival! October 18 - 20, 2018 at Shakori Hills in Silk Hope, NC