This past weekend we traveled to deep Southwest Virginia for the 75th Annual Old Time Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Va.
Basically, a bluegrass festival.
We camped near the park where the festival was held. Thankfully there was a bathhouse nearby since we were there Thursday through Sunday morning.
There were various vendors selling their wares. One vendor had hand-painted guitars.
At night we headed over to watch some of the competition.
The place was packed.
There was clog dancing (pretty much tap dancing if you ask me, like square dancing + taps).
And then there was the food!
Swirl potatoes- a potato is sliced into thin pieces in a circular fashion so it’s one long strand.
And of course funnel cake:
There’s also roasted corn on the cob, courtesy of the Mother Shuckers.
Unfortunately we never made it around to the fried oreo. And I really wanted to know what a Taco in a Bag was.
Apparently they’re popular.
During the downtime at the campsite, there was lots of cornhole and jamming going on.
It was a nice weekend getaway. I’m already looking forward to next year.