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Welcome to the 43 rd Annual Fiddlers’ Convention and Festival! This year’s festival will feature both fine music and the fine art of the Goleta Valley Art Association whose artists will be joining us for the first time this year! We look forward to their participation. 


The festival is once again produced and staffed by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise. Your attendance and purchases at the festival make the local and international work of Rotary Sunrise possible. This includes two annual dental clinics in Santa Barbara, significant improvements to Camp Whittier a local camp for at risk youth, dictionaries for third graders in Santa Barbara schools, our club’s work in Nicaragua to improve health clinics and install a water system in two villages, and much more. We welcome sponsors and encourage you to advertise in the festival program!


Your support is critical to our work and to supporting the musical community we all treasure!
This year we will once again bring you the finest in traditional American Old Time music and related styles. We also encourage Old Time musicians of all ages and skill levels to compete in the Old Time music contest that’s been a part of the festival since it’s inception. Free workshops will once again give you opportunities to hone your skills and of course there will be plenty of spaces to jam.


Be prepared to do your Christmas shopping early since we’ll also be bringing you fine crafts and instruments. Top it off with delicious BBQ, local beer and wine, and the very best of company, all on the grounds of the historic Rancho La Patera & Stow House. It just doesn’t get any better!


We’ll have the complete line up soon, but for starters we’re happy to announce that our local favorites The Honeysuckle Possums will start the day on the Performance Stage!
See you in October!



Since 1972 the festival has been home to one of the premier Old-Time music contests on the West Coast. We encourage contestants at all levels and ages to compete. Contest sign up will be on the day of event.   Early is better!

 

This year the advanced entrants will compete on the Performance Stage between 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. If you're in this category, let us know by emailing:  Please note! You will still be able to compete if you don't contact us or can't make this time slot!

 

There will also be free workshops all day, fine crafts and instruments, children's activities, hearty BBQ and beer fresh and local from the Brewhouse!

 

Performance Stage

  • 11:00 to 12:00            The Honeysuckle Possums
  • 12:00 to 4:45               tba
  • 4:45 to 5:15                Contest Awards

 

Contest Stage

  • 10:00 to 4:00

 

Workshops

  • 10:30 to 4:00 

 

Poster Credit

Thanks to local children's book illustrator Mike Gordon for this year's poster.  Find out more about his art at: http://www.gordonillustration.com

 


Proudly presented by

The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise!

 

http://www.clubrunner.ca/santabarbarasunrise


Date
     Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time
     10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Place
    
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
     304 N. Los Carneros Road
     Goleta, California 93117
Ticket prices
     $20  General admission
     $15  Seniors (65+) and Students with ID
     Free 17 and under

 

FREE PARKING - Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

BBQ & Drinks Available.  Veggie burgers, too!

Dogs are not allowed

 


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The Fiddlers Convention and Festival is a day long celebration of Traditional American Folk Music produced by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise.

 

  • It brings children and adults from the local community and beyond to share a music filled day in a beautiful park setting
  • It preserves our Old Time American Music heritage and encourages musicians to showcase their talent
  • It encourages people to learn more about our country's rich musical heritage
  • It fosters a love of music and inspires many young people to learn to play an instrument

 

All proceeds and sponsorship donations fund Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise local and international community service projects.


Relax & Enjoy The Music


Thanks to our Emcee and Judges

Special thanks to our Contest Emcee, Mary Katherine Aldin, and our Contest Judges.  Our contest would not be possible without their dedication. 

Judges

TBA

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