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46th Annual Fiddlers Convention coming to Athens

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

The 46th Annual Fiddlers Convention is coming to Athens.

Athens State University will host the event on the steps of Founders Hall as well as other locations across campus.

A total of $11,870 in prize money will be awarded for the musical competition.

Musicians will compete in 18 different categories including fiddle, guitar, harmonica, banjo and a number of other categories.

The festival will begin October 5 and end October 6 with the naming of the "Fiddle Champion."

Gates will open at 8:00 a.m. Cost is $8 for Friday, $10 for Saturday and $15 for both days. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a parent.  Advance tickets are available from the Athens State Business Office located in Founders Hall.

All proceeds will go to fund student scholarships and university projects.

For more information visit http://www.athens.edu/fiddlers/.

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