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Welcome to the home of the Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Jefferson, NC. Now celebrating our 43rd year, we’re following up on the success of the changes made the past years to complement the history of this event. A lot has changed in 43 years, but the heart of the music remains in the musicians. We treasure our musicians and the music they make. Pass the word to other musicians and to your friends & neighbors across the southeast that there's a great little spot in the heart of the Appalachians, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, that is the family-friendliest event you will find this summer. 

With over $3,600 in prize money, our focus continues to be musician-centered as we honor the Old Time and Bluegrass music of the mountains and the musicians who make it. Ashe County has a rich history in the roots of what eventually evolved into the current country music industry, and continues to raise up some of the best musicians in the nation.

While in the area for the Fiddlers Convention, take the opportunity to visit downtown Jefferson & West Jefferson!  The jewel of downtown Jefferson is the newly restored 1904 Courthouse, home to the Museum of Ashe County history. Downtown West Jefferson is home of the Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center filled with brochures of things to do and see. You can begin by browsing the many art galleries, murals, restaurants and our new Backstreet Pocket Park.  No visit to West Jefferson is complete without a trip to Ashe County Cheese. The quiet awe of the Churches of the Frescoes in West Jefferson & Glendale Springs offer quiet inspiration and you can visit the Fraser Fir Christmas tree farms to pick out your tree for this Christmas while touring the county for a viewing of the Barn Quilts project.  

We continue to seek musician input as we offer our second 2-day event on August 3 & 4, 2012, with fun camping, some new judges and FRESH FOOD (hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, bbq) cooked on site. We award cash prizes in the Youth Division, and ribbons through several places. So bring your camper or tent, your lawn chair, a sweater for the cool nights, and join us in celebrating The Music of the Mountains!

Click here for a link of video from the 2009 Fiddlers Convention.

The location for this year's Fiddlers Convention is at Ashe Park, 527 Ashe Park Road, Jefferson, NC (behind National Guard Armory on Old Hwy 16N).  Directional signs will be posted at major intersections.

527 Ashe Park Road, Jefferson, NC

Ashe County Fiddlers Convention presented
for the benefit of local high school graduate scholarships and other projects by

Rotary Club of The Jeffersons
PO Box 1045
Jefferson, NC  28640
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Ashe Fiddlers Convention painting by Lenore De Pree

Schedule Subject to Change through July 31, 2012
Event will be held rain or shine!

Upcoming Schedule of Events -
August 3rd and August 4th
Date Time Event
Friday 3:00 pm
Gates Open
Friday 5:00 pm Folk Songs followed by
Individual Adults
Friday 7:00 pm Introduction of 2009 Scholarship Winners
Friday 7:00 pm Band Competition - Bluegrass Band -
Old Time Band
Friday   Dance
Saturday  12:00 noon
Gates Open
Saturday  1:00 pm
Individual Youth (ages 16 & under)
Bands-Youth Old Time & Bluegrass
Saturday  After Youth
Individual Adults
Saturday  7:00 pm
Introduction of 2009 Scholarship Winners
Saturday  7:00 pm
Band Competition - Bluegrass Band -
Old Time Band

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