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Columbia’s Fiddle & Bango Contest & Chili Cook-Off

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Date(s) - 09/26/2015
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Columbia State Historic Park


The 33rd annual Fiddle & Bango Contest (yes, “Bango”) is held at the gazebo in Columbia State Historic Park. More than 40 musicians compete for prizes in fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocal, miscellaneous, and original song. The grand prize is a gold nugget, and there are cash prizes in each category. Entry fee per category is $15 and contestants sign up between 9 and 10:30 am. The Fiddle & Bango Contest is free to the viewing public. Bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen. T-shirts are available for sale ($20). All ages and music genres are represented in this contest, which is sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Competition begins at 10:30 am, and continues all day, except for a lunch break, which features a CHILI COOK-OFF ($5). For more information, call 209-536-1672 or go to visitcolumbiacalifornia.com.