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Kids & Families

Hootenanny Hayrides – Saturday 12pm – 3pm 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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2019 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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Richie Stearns & Friends – Saturday Night!

Richie Stearns & Friends Saturday, September 14th, 8pm Carson’s Grove Stage Rooted in old-time tradition, Richie Stearns‘ eclectic banjo playing defies genre. While the old sounds resonate and keep him grounded, his innovation mixing Appalachian melodies with other cultural rhythmic

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The Cook-Off

Hoppin’ John Cook-Off 5:30 pm Saturday, September 14, 2019 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,

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2019 Contestant Pre-Registration

2019 Contest Registration form will be posted on June 1st!  

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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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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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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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13th Annual Festival! September 12th - 14th, 2019 at Shakori Hills in Silk Hope, NC