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Fiddlers' convention going strong at 77 years

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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

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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