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Date(s) - 09/30/2017
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. The Fiddle & Bango Contest is free to the viewing public. Bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen. T-shirts will be 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 promptly at 10:30 am and continues all day.

In place of the usual chili cook-off, we’ll host a number of raffle prize giveaways that will include gift certificates for old-time photos, Sierra Repertory Theatre tickets, and five guaranteed candy-cane making slots.

For more information, call 209-536-1672

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