If you’re planning on being in town next Saturday and Sunday, head down to the 26th Annual Downtown Branson Fiddle Festival & Mid-America Fiddlers Championship Contest for some fantastic music, talented individuals and toe-tapping fun.
Fiddling first began back when early settlers of America discovered how easy it was to transport small, handheld, family instruments. While some call it a violin, others may call it a fiddle. But many people believe it’s not so much the instrument itself that differs, but the style of music played.
The Downtown Branson Fiddle Festival & Mid-America Fiddlers Championship Contest 2014 will celebrate the age old tradition of fiddling with a two-day festival featuring some of the area’s most talented fiddlers. These musicians range in age from young to old and spectators can enjoy sitting in on some fantastic performances.
Watch these talented groups of musicians take the stage by storm as they blow you away with challenging pieces, all performed by memory.
The competition will be held Saturday at the Historic Owen Theatre from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and registration begins at 8 a.m. that morning. For contest rules, visit http://downtownbranson.org/fiddle-festival/.
In addition to the fiddling competition, the festival will feature food, demonstrations, strolling entertainers, workshops and sidewalk sales and Sunday’s events include a petting zoo, balloon artist, craft vendors and more family fun.
Whether or not you can play the fiddle, the weekend of August 2-3 will be a fun one so head down to Downtown Branson if you can!
Saturday’s festivities begin at 9 a.m. at the Historic Owen Theatre on Commercial Street in Downtown Branson and Sunday’s fun continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown.
For more information, visit http://downtownbranson.org/fiddle-festival/.