Old Time Fiddlers' Convention

On behalf of our entire family and the good citizens of Union Grove, VanHoy Farms is proud to announce this year's Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers' Convention on Easter Weekend, April 3rd & 4th, 2015.

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The best in Bluegrass and Old Time music will be showcased at VanHoy Farms, one of the premier venues in the South. Over $10,000.00 dollars will be given away in prize money to the best bands and individuals in Bluegrass and Old Time music categories.

The main stage will be held under roof in the "H.P. VanHoy Arena", with seating for 10,000 people.

VanHoy Farms is a full service Campground and can accommodate everyone, from full hookups to primitive tent sites.

Food vendors will be on site during the event. A general store will be open during the convention and will be selling camping supplies, food/water and ice.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone Easter Weekend at this unique Bluegrass and Old Time tradition... with wonderful pickers and wonderful fans. We hope you and your family will join us this Easter for the Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers' Convention..."You're as welcome here as the flowers in May."

When:

April 3rd & 4th, 2015

Where:

VanHoy Farms Family Campground

Tickets:

  • Friday $10
  • Saturday $15
  • Advanced 2 day $20
Buy TicketsRegister for the Competitions

Campground Map

When:

April 3rd & 4th, 2015

Where:

VanHoy Farms Family Campground

Tickets:

  • Friday $10
  • Saturday $15
  • Advanced 2 day $20
Buy TicketsRegister for the Competitions

Buy Tickets

Friday $10

Saturday $15

Advanced 2 day $20

Tent/Primitive Camping $10.00

Call for additional info on reservations/pricing for full hookup camping.

We have advanced ticket orders with Visa or Mastercard. If you purchased tickets online, please bring a copy of your receipt and a valid id.

For more information or to order tickets call 704-539-5493.

When:

April 3rd & 4th, 2015

Where:

VanHoy Farms Family Campground

Tickets:

  • Friday $10
  • Saturday $15
  • Advanced 2 day $20
Register for the Competitions

Schedule

Friday

  • 9:00am - 6:00pm Onsite Registration at the Barn
  • 6:00pm - tilHP VanHoy Arena - Competition for all individual categories in order by category.
    • Mandolin, Electric Bass, Dulcimer, Bluegrass Banjo, Old Time Fiddle, Bands

Saturday

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Onsite Registration at the Barn
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Competition for all individual categories (except dance), in order by category.
    • Youths, Guitar, Dobro, Male and Female Vocal, Autoharp, Acoustic Bass, Harmonica, Old Time Banjo, Bluegrass Fiddle, Bands
  • 5:00pm Dance competition, Arena stage
  • 6:00pm HP VanHoy Arena - Senior Old Time and Bluegrass Band Competition
  • around 10:00pm Presentation of awards, HP VanHoy Arena

When:

April 3rd & 4th, 2015

Where:

VanHoy Farms Family Campground

Tickets:

  • Friday $10
  • Saturday $15
  • Advanced 2 day $20

Band Registration & Rules

Competition Rules:

  1. A band shall consist of at least three different instruments. All senior bands must compete Friday night and Saturday night.
  2. Individual contestants, youth and adult, may enter one category (in addition to band and dance) and may have one instrument backup of any age.
  3. Youth contest is for age 16 and under. Youths may enter adult competition if they want but not both. Youth bands may have no more than one person over age 16. Youth competition will be Saturday morning.
  4. Electric basses and percussion are allowed in bluegrass bands only. Direct boxes for bass guitars will be provided.
  5. Vocal competition is for solo only. Vocalists may play an instrument and have one additional instrument backup if they wish.
  6. Dance competition is 5 p.m. Saturday at the Arena Stage. Registration is the same as for other contestants. All contestants may enter dance, even if they have entered another individual category. No refunds for dancers.
  7. In case of broken strings or picks, or a malfunction of the sound system, contestants affected will be allowed to repeat their performance, playing the same song without penalty.
  8. Judges’ decisions are final.

Registration:

  1. There is no registration fee.
  2. Contestants must purchase ticket of admission. Full refunds will be given to all who compete (except in dance).
  3. Advance registration is encouraged to help us with scheduling.
  4. Onsite registration will be from 9 am to 4 pm Friday and 9 am to 1 pm Saturday.
  5. Pre-registrations can be made by website, phone, Email or US Mail.
  6. www.vanhoyfarms.com has pre registration forms that can be filled out and emailed automatically.
  7. Ticket money will be refunded when musician plays and wristband marked.

Contact Info:

Address:
VanHoy Farms
PO Box 38
Union Grove, NC 28689

Email: casey@vanhoyfarms.com

Phone: 704-539-5493

Registration is now open and we welcome all musicians.

Make sure to read our registration rules and please, contact us if you have questions.

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Over $11,000 in Payouts!

Adult Competitions

Category

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

5th Place

Total

Bluegrass(Band)

$800.00

$500.00

$300.00

$200.00

$100.00

$1,900.00

Old Time (Band)

$800.00

$500.00

$300.00

$200.00

$100.00

$1,900.00

Fiddle (Bluegrass)

$300.00

$150.00

$100.00

$75.00

$50.00

$675.00

Fiddle (Old Time)

$300.00

$150.00

$100.00

$75.00

$50.00

$675.00

Banjo (Bluegrass)

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$75.00

$50.00

$625.00

Banjo (Old Time)

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$75.00

$50.00

$625.00

Guitar

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$75.00

$50.00

$625.00

Mandolin

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$75.00

$50.00

$625.00

Bass

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$75.00

$50.00

$625.00

Dobro

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$75.00

$50.00

$625.00

AutoHarp

$100.00

$80.00

$60.00

$40.00

$20.00

$300.00

Electric Bass

$100.00

$80.00

$60.00

$40.00

$20.00

$300.00

Harmonica

$100.00

$80.00

$60.00

$40.00

$20.00

$300.00

Dulcimer

$100.00

$80.00

$60.00

$40.00

$20.00

$300.00

Female Voice

$75.00

$50.00

$40.00

$25.00

$10.00

$200.00

Male Voice

$75.00

$50.00

$40.00

$25.00

$10.00

$200.00

Flatfoot Dance

$25.00

$20.00

$15.00

$10.00

$5.00

$75.00

Total: $10,575

Youth Competitions

Category

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Bluegrass(Band)

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Old Time (Band)

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Fiddle (Bluegrass)

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Fiddle (Old Time)

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Banjo (Bluegrass)

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Banjo (Old Time)

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Guitar

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Mandolin

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Bass

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Electric Bass

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Dobro

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Vocals

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Flatfoot Dance

$25.00

$10.00

ribbons

Total: $455

Thanks, we received your registration!

A convention representative will be contacting you to confirm your information. Thanks again and good luck!

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