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Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention set

HAPPY VALLEY, NC (May 31, 2017)…The Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention is devoted to the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage and resources of the Happy Valley/Yadkin Valley through an annual music festival that highlights traditional old-time and bluegrass music and rural traditions. It’s a fun, family-friendly event and features musicians from all over the United States.

This 13th annual event occurs Labor Day Weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017 on the Jones Farm on Highway 268 between Lenoir & North Wilkesboro – 3590 NC 268, Lenoir, NC.

Friday evening’s events start at 7:00 p.m. and feature music, a cake walk, and dances. Entry fee is $5.00/person (age 15 & under free).

Saturdays events start at 10:00 a.m. and include continuous music competitions, a flatfoot dance workshop and demonstration, instrument makers tent, Junior Appalachian Musicians showcase stage and children’s activities, storytelling and historic information. Entry fee is $10/person (age 15 & under free).

Sunday’s concert begins at 10:00 a.m. and features big names from far & wide, including Kruger Brothers and Dom Flemons, The Harris Brothers and more! Entry fee is $10/person (age 15 & under free).

Primitive camping is available for $25 for the entire weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Camping fee does not include admission.

Being a not-for-profit event, all funds beyond those necessary to ensure the continuation of the festival will go to youth scholarships and music programs that preserve traditional music, dance and instrument making activities.

All details for competition registration and event attendance are on the website www.happyvalleyfiddlers.org. As this event is now a program of the Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, advance discounted tickets will be available there starting mid-August. For any additional questions, call Tony Deal at 828-758-9448 or email tonyraydeal@gmail.com. We’ll see you there!

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