Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention scheduled at Landmark Park
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 05 2012 3:39 PM
(DOTHAN,AL) The annual Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention will be held at Landmark Park on Saturday, March 17. The contest, which begins at 1 p.m. in the park’s Victorian-style gazebo, is held annually in conjunction with Spring Farm Day, one of the park’s oldest and most successful special events. Spring Farm Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The park hosts the fiddlers’ convention in an effort to preserve and encourage this old-time music tradition. All acoustic musicians are invited to bring their fiddles, guitars, banjos and other instruments to jam in the "Fiddlers’ Corner" in the park’s one-room schoolhouse during the day.
Contestants of the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention will compete in four age categories for cash prizes and ribbons. An Open Division will be offered with no age or tune restrictions and winners will be award a first, second and third place trophy.
All contestants not pre-registered must register by noon the day of the event. Registration to enter the Adult and Senior Division of the Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention is $10. Registration is $5 for the Youth, Junior and Open Divisions.
Other activities during Spring Farm Day include demonstrations of old-fashioned skills, children’s activities, music, concessions, arts and crafts and more. Sponsors include CenturyLink, WOOF Radio, Houston County Farmers Federation, WDHN, ServisFirst Bank, SunSouth, Hardee’s and Dothan Animal Hospital.
Landmark Park is a 135-acre natural and cultural history museum and serves as the Official Museum of Agriculture for the state of Alabama. The park is located on US Hwy 431, three miles north of Dothan’s Ross Clark Circle. To receive a registration form and rules for the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention, or for more information about Spring Farm Day, call 334-794-3452 or visit www.landmarkpark.com.