Annual Grayson County Fiddlers’ Convention

An Official Crooked Road Event

SPONSORED BY THE ELK CREEK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT & LADIES AUXILIARY


ALWAYS THE LAST FULL WEEKEND IN JUNE

$3500 CASH PRIZES, RIBBONS & $1500 YOUTH AWARDS

Friday 5PM & Saturday 3PM

LOCATION: ELK CREEK SCHOOL BALL PARK, 57 School Lane, Elk Creek, Virginia 24326

ADMISSION: FRIDAY $10, SATURDAY $10, UNDER AGE 12 FREE

CAMPING: OPENS TUESDAY JUNE 25TH $10 PER NIGHT, SHOWERS AVAILABLE

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, VOLUNTEERS OR VENDORS INFO: CONTACT 276-768-6721

The Grayson County Fiddlers’s Conventions has been preserving and celebrating mountain music and the culture of Southwest Virginia since 1967. Its mission is not only to preserve the artistic heritage of Grayson County but also the people and property of the Elk Creek community.

The Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary are the proud sponsors of the and depends on funds generated to purchase equipment and provide emergency services.

Come the the VALLEY, you’ll find a small town feel, plenty of friendly faces and amazing mountain and valley views. Well seasoned musicians, kids, first responders, and travelers find themselves at home during our two day convention.

GENERAL CONTESTANT INFORMATION

Contestant will be charged admission at the gate. After performing, admission will be refunded at the registration table behind the stage. Ticket must be presented before a refund will be made.

  • CONTESTANTS WILL BE CHARGED ADMISSION AT THE GATE
  • REGISTRATION UNTIL THE CATEGORY BEGINS
  • ADMISSION REFUND FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL PERFORMERS EXCEPT DANCE & FOLKSONG
  • ROSETTES FOR ALL WINNERS
  • CONTESTANTS MAY ENTER ONE INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION & PLAY IN ONE BAND
  • BANDS MUST PLAY BOTH NIGHTS
  • COMPETITION JUDGED SEPARATELY FRIDAY & SATURDAY
  • YOUTH AWARDS BEFORE BAND COMPETITION ON SATURDAY NIGHT
  • ALL AWARDS MADE SATURDAY NIGHT

FRIDAY COMPETITION

  • FOLK SONG (1st 20 to register, judging combined with Saturday’s performance)
  • DULCIMER
  • AUTOHARP
  • OLD TIME BANJO
  • BLUEGRASS FIDDLE
  • OLD TIME & BLUEGRASS BANDS
  • OPEN FLAT FOOT DANCE (no refunds, Rozettes awarded on Saturday night)

SATURDAY COMPETITION

  • FOLK SONG (1st 20 to register, judging combined with Saturday’s performance
  • DOBRO
  • BASS FIDDLE
  • MANDOLIN
  • BLUEGRASS BANJO
  • OLD TIME FIDDLE
  • YOUTH INSTRUMENT
  • YOUTH BAND & DANCE
  • GUITAR
  • BLUEGRASS & OLD TIMES BANDS
  • OPEN FLAT FOOT DANCE (no refunds, Rozettes & Awards at conclusion)

YOUTH INDIVIDUAL

FIDDLE, GUITAR, BANJO, MISCELLANEOUS, DANCE

  • 1ST PLACE … $25
  • 2ND PLACE … $20
  • 3RD PLACE … $15

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS – 4 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED $250 EACH IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS, DETAILS AT REGISTRATION

YOUTH BAND COMPETITION

  • 1ST PLACE … $200
  • 2ND PLACE … $100
  • 3RD PLACE … $50

OLD TIME BANDS

  • 1ST PLACE … $600
  • 2ND PLACE … $300
  • 3RD PLACE … $200
  • 4TH PLACE … $100
  • 5TH PLACE … $75

BLUEGRASS BANDS

  • 1ST PLACE … $600
  • 2ND PLACE … $300
  • 3RD PLACE … $200
  • 4TH PLACE … $100
  • 5TH PLACE … $75

ALL INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENT CATEGORIES AWARDED:

GUITAR, DULCIMER, AUTOHARP, OLD TIME BANJO, BLUEGRASS BANJO, DOBRO, BASS FIDDLE, MANDOLIN, OLD TIME FIDDLE, BLUEGRASS FIDDLE, FOLK SONG

  • 1ST PLACE … $30
  • 2ND PLACE … $25
  • 3RD PLACE … $20
  • 4TH & 5TH PLACE … ROSETTE

ADULT FLAT FOOT DANCE (no refunds)

  • 1ST PLACE … $20
  • 2ND PLACE … $15
  • 3RD PLACE … $10
  • 4TH & 5TH PLACE … ROSETTE