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Competition Info & Schedule

The 15th Annual Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention
February 4, 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

263 Locust Street (Plemmons Student Union), Boone, NC, 28607

Registration Information

Registrations close 15 minutes prior to the respective competition. For example, guitar registration closes at 10:45am and the competition begins at 11:00am.

Be mindful of competition schedule in order to not miss your competitions time slot. If you would like to register ahead of time, please do so here or at A registration table will be located in the foyer outside the Summit Trail Solarium in the Plemmons Student Union for day-of registrants.

  • Order of registration will determine order of play. Registered competitors who fail to appear when their name is called will be disqualified from that competition.
  • Competitors may only register for one instrument competition (this does not include Dance or Stringband).
  • Winners in each youth competition from the 2022 Fiddler's Convention must compete in the adult categories at the 2023 Fiddlers Convention.
  • ALL prize winners must bring a valid form of ID and the ribbon they received to claim their prize. All prizes will be awarded after the last competition at 5:00pm, no earlier.


New at the 2023 Old-Time Fiddler's Convention: adult and youth competitions will take place simultaneously in the Solarium.
Adults and youths will still be judged separately and prizes will be awarded accordingly. If you have any questions about this arrangement, please reach out to Jake Tidwell at




11:00am - 12:15pm Adult & youth guitar
12:25pm - 1:40pm Adult & youth banjo
1:50pm - 2:55pm

Adult & youth fiddle

3:05pm - 3:55pm String Band (open to all)
4:05pm - 5:05pm Dance (open to all)
5:15pm Scores announced