Starting with a small show in a high school auditorium in 1935, the convention in Galax has grown to attract about 40,000 musicians and fans each year.
By Brian Funk, Editor
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm (Updated: August 7, 1:31 pm)
To those who attend the Old Fiddlers’ Convention, Galax isn’t a place, it’s a state of mind.
When they say, “Do you remember that jam in the handicapped Porta-John at Galax?” they don’t mean the city, they mean the event.
(They not only once had a full band in the Porta-John, they also had dancers.)
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