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Contestants

55th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
October 6-8, 2022

$47,350 Total Cash Prizes
Awarding more prize money than ever before!
The top eight contestants in each category receive prize money! 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022
REGISTRATION: Begins at 12:00 Noon

COMPETITIONS HELD ON THE FOUNDERS HALL STAGE (Beginning at 7:00 PM)

Harmonica (Finals)
Mandolin (Finals)
Bluegrass Banjo (Finals)
Dobro (Finals)
Dulcimer (Finals)

COMPETITIONS HELD ON THE McCANDLESS HALL DELMORE BROTHERS STAGE (Beginning at 8:00 PM)

Old Time Singing (Finals)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
REGISTRATION: Begins at 8:00 AM

COMPETITIONS HELD ON THE BROWN HALL STAGE (Beginning at 9:30 AM)

Beginning Guitar (12 & under) (Finals)
Beginning Mandolin (12 & under) (Finals)
Beginning Banjo (12 & under) (Finals)
Beginning Fiddler (10 & under) (Finals)
Apprentice Fiddlers (Ages 11-15) (Finals)

COMPETITIONS HELD ON THE FOUNDERS HALL STAGE (Beginning at 9:30 AM)

Guitar Finger Picking (Finals)
Guitar Flat Picking (Finals)
Old Time Banjo (Finals)
Classic Old-Time Fiddler
Senior Fiddler (Ages 55+)
Old Time Band
Bluegrass Band
Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion

COMPETITIONS HELD ON THE BROWN HALL STAGE (Beginning at 2:00 PM)

Buck Dancing

FINALS HELD ON THE FOUNDERS HALL STAGE (Beginning at 7:00 PM)

Senior Fiddler
Classic Old-Time Fiddler
Bluegrass Band
Old Time String Band
Buck Dancing
Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion

  • IMPORTANT: Fiddle contestants may only enter one fiddle category.
  • Instead of participating in a fiddle-off, those wishing to compete for the title of fiddle champion must enter the “Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion” category.
  • Aside from the “finals” categories listed above, winners in all other categories will be selected from the first-round competition with no finals in these categories.
  • An admission ticket will pay the entry fee for one category of the competition.
  • Entry fees for additional categories are $5.00 each.
  • Registration for Bluegrass and Old-Time Band is $10.00.
  • Registration will close 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each category competition.

For more information contact Tonyia Bowling by email.

Tickets

  • An admission ticket will pay the entry fee for one category of the competition.
  • Entry fees for additional categories are $5.00 each.
  • Registration for Bluegrass and Old-Time Band is $10.00.
  • Registration will close 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each category competition.

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Contest Rules

Previous Winners

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