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Grayson fiddlers' convention starts Friday

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By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

ELK CREEK — Grayson County will hold its 41st Annual Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention at Elk Creek School Ball Park starting today, Friday and continuing Saturday.

The two-day event will feature $3,300 in cash prizes.

Registration remains open for contestants until show time — set to begin at 5 p.m. tonight and 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Admission to the convention will be $6 on Friday and $8 on Saturday, or a two-day pass is available for $12. Camping is also available for $5 per day.

Friday will feature competitions in folk song, dulcimer, Autoharp, old-time banjo, bluegrass fiddle, bluegrass and old-time bands and flatfoot dance.

Saturday will feature the youth competition, as well as competitions in folk song, dobro, bass fiddle, mandolin, old-time fiddle, bluegrass banjo, guitar, adult dance, children’s dance, bluegrass and old-time bands and adult flatfoot dance.

All awards will be presented Saturday night, with youth awards presented prior to the bands performing.

The youth competition will be judged as a category. The top-5 instrumental performers will be given a trophy, with all others receiving a rosette.

Contestants may enter individual instruments one time only and individuals may enter in one band only.

The event is sponsored by Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.

For more information visit www.ecvfd.net.