46th Annual Fiddlers Convention coming to Athens


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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