Old Time Fiddler’s Convention

This past weekend we traveled to deep Southwest Virginia for the 75th Annual Old Time Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Va.

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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.
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At night we headed over to watch some of the competition.
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The place was packed.
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There was clog dancing (pretty much tap dancing if you ask me, like square dancing + taps).
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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.
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And of course funnel cake:
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There’s also roasted corn on the cob, courtesy of the Mother Shuckers.
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Unfortunately we never made it around to the fried oreo. And I really wanted to know what a Taco in a Bag was.
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Apparently they’re popular.
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During the downtime at the campsite, there was lots of cornhole and jamming going on.
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It was a nice weekend getaway. I’m already looking forward to next year.

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3 thoughts on “Old Time Fiddler’s Convention

  1. What a relaxing and different type of weekend get away. I think a taco in a bag, is basically all the taco fixings dumped in a bag and you eat it with a fork.

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