Fiddlers' Convention is set for Saturday

June 04, 2006

The Carroll County Farm Museum will present the annual Fiddlers' Convention on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the last performance ends in the evening.

This competition features music around the grounds as musicians and vocalists practice before their stage appearances to compete for cash prizes totaling more than $3,000.

Contestants may register for the competition starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.

The musical festival features traditional old-time and bluegrass styles of American folk music.

Prize categories are Bluegrass Band, Old Time Band, Bluegrass Fiddle, Old Time Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocalist (solo), Bass Fiddle, Dobro, Clogging, Young Performer, Special Performer (e.g., bagpipes, autoharp, dulcimer, flute).

FOR THE RECORD - An item in Sunday's Carroll County section contained the wrong date for the Fiddlers' Convention at the Carroll County Farm Museum. The Fiddlers' Convention will be held Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. and continuing all day.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Carroll County Cloggers will also perform.

Food will be available, including fried chicken, Polish sausage, hot dogs and sauerkraut, funnel cake and ice cream.

Wooden items, art on slate and antiques will be sold.

The farmhouse will be open for guided tours, and the Living History Center and exhibit buildings will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Museum Gift Shop also will be open.

Admission at the gate is $10 for adults and senior citizens; $3 for children ages 7 to 18; and free for children 6 and younger with a paying adult.

Youths younger than 18 not accompanied by an adult will be charged as an adult.

Museum memberships will be honored.

Adult tickets may be purchased in advance for $8 from Coffey Music, Stu's Music Shop and the Carroll County Farm Museum.

The farm museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-3880.

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