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Florida Fiddlers Convention Event (Festival, Camp, etc) Reviews

Submitted by kvan (see all reviews from this person) on 4/21/2014

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I've been attending the Florida Fiddlers Convention (hosted by the Florida State Fiddlers Association - FSFA) for about 20 years now.  It's one of our favorites to attend.  Always a good, high caliber guest artist offering workshops, concerts, demonstrations, and usually playing for dances at night.  This years guest artist will be Dan Gellert, a super-fine old time banjo and fiddle player.  The Convention will be held October 24-26 in 2014, at O'Leno State Park in High Springs, FL.   FSFA's website has all the details at www.floridafiddler.org.  It's not just for fiddlers . . . banjo players will enjoy this festival, too.  Plenty of jamming going on in the campground and around the festival events, plus you can put together a pick-up band (or bring your band) and enter the Stringband Contest.  It's open to all ages, but requires a home-baked pie for entry fee.  What a hoot.  Ribbons are awarded to first, second and third place winners (and of course, a pie).  Friday night features a pot-luck meet & greet dinner in the dining hall, and Saturday's meals are included (for a fee), or you can cook for yourself if staying in the campground.  There are also some primitive bunkhouse accommodations if you prefer.  Should be a great turnout this year considering the guest artist, and October is always the best weather for festivals in Florida!

Overall Rating: 10

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