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Kids & Families

Kids 15 & Under Receive Free Admission Hootenanny Hayrides, Saturday 12pm – 3pm Jump on the tractor wagon and come along with Tim Wells and other musicians on a magical musical hayride around Shakori Hills. Musicians play their instruments and you can sing along! Meet behind the Ticket Booth. Songs & Stories with Tim Wells, […]

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 OR a camping pass. *Please note: Volunteer tickets cannot be used for contestant admissions. The […]

Richie Stearns & Friends – Concert

Saturday, September 14th, 7:30pm Carson’s Grove Stage Rooted in old-time tradition, Richie Stearns‘ eclectic banjo playing defies genre. His innovation mixing Appalachian melodies with other cultural rhythmic and melodic styles have made him a foundational influence of today’s music scene. He is a founding member of critically acclaimed band, The Horse Flies whose unique style […]

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, because most everyone knows a tasty version of the dish. Folks will line up to […]

Sacred Harp Singers

Saturday morning at the Old Coffee Barn, 10am 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 parts are sung using the names of the shapes as a way to become […]

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 stage field and collect your sales and remaining product on Saturday night, or Sunday morning […]

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