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34th annual Fiddle & Bango Contest and Chili Cook-Off

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Date(s) - 09/24/2016
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Columbia State Park


The Fiddle & Bango Contest (yes, “bango”) is held at the gazebo in Columbia State Historic Park. More than 40 musicians compete for prizes in the following categories: fiddle, banjo, vocal, guitar, mandolin, miscellaneous, and original song. The grand prize is a gold nugget, and there are cash prizes in each category. The entry fee per category is $15 and contestants sign up between 9 and 10:30 am.

Begins at 10:30 a.m. with judging around 4 p.m. The contest is free to the viewing public. Bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen. The event features a Chili cook-off for lunch.

For Information call 209-536-1329.