A band from Birmingham competing in the “Bluegrass Band” category plays for the crowd at the 2010 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.
Oct. 5 and 6
Fiddlers convention will feature ‘fiddle-off’ Called the “Granddaddy of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions,” the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Athens carries on the tradition of old-time music competitions. Some 200 contestants will vie for top prize money Oct. 5 and 6 at the festival that 15,000 people are expected to attend from more than 30 states. The convention culminates in a “fiddle-off ” between the top two fiddlers. The winning fiddler is declared “Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddle Champion,” and takes home a trophy and $1,000. A total of $11,850 will be awarded to contestants. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music, arts and crafts vendors and festival food. Cost is $8 for Friday, $10 for Saturday and $15 for both days. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a parent. Call 256-233-8201 or visit www.athens.edu/ fiddlers for more information. Oct. 12 and 13
Selma festival of tale tellin’ scheduled The 34th Alabama Tale-Tellin’ Festival will be Oct. 12 and 13 at Carneal Arts Revive in Selma. Enjoy storytelling for the whole family that begins at 7 each evening with The Dill Pickers, Delores Hydock and Carmen Agra Deedy. Concessions and the Swappin’ Ground open at 5:30 p.m. A
memorial tribute will be given to Kathryn Tucker Windham, “Miss Kathryn,” each evening of the event. Tickets are $15 for adults ($25/both nights) and $10 for children 12 and under ($15 both nights). Call 334-878-ARTS for more info or visit www.artsrevive.com.
Artist Amos Kennedy and a visitor look through his posters at the Kentuck Festival of Art.
Oct. 20 and 21
Contemporary, folk art on display at Kentuck Nationally recognized for the quality and diversity of its offerings, the Kentuck Festival of Art celebrates artistic styles ranging from folk to contemporary. Each of the more than 300 artists participating in Kentuck is either invited as a guest artist or is selected by a jury based on the quality and originality of their work. Entertainment includes storytelling, children’s activities, blacksmith demonstrations and more. (Oct. 20-21) Visit www.kentuck.org for more information.
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Published on Sep 27, 2012