Registration for the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention has increased for the second year in a row, rising from 1,817 last year to 1,905.
Until 2008, the convention had been experiencing a five-year slump.
The upward trend is encouraging to the Galax Moose Lodge #733, organizers of the 74-year-old event.
A total of 88 more contestants signed up, compared to an increase of 52 contestants last year.
Registrations for 2007 were down 130 from the previous year.