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Fiddle Champion to be crowned Saturday in Athens

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

The 47 th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler's Convention is here, running through Saturday at Athens State University.

You can hear 200 musicians, browse arts and crafts, and witness the highlight of the weekend – the naming of this year's Fiddle Champion. The winner of that distinction receives $1,000 cash and a trophy.

Fiddler Jerry McGlocklin said the event is much like a family reunion.

"We all get a little bit older and have a few more stories to share with each other. It's been wonderful sitting up here with these fiddles for 20-something years," said McGlocklin.

Proceeds fund student scholarships and other university projects.

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