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Fiddle and Bango Contest & Chili Cook-Off – 35th Annual

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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. 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, except for a lunch break, which features a CHILI COOK-OFF. Information: 209-536-1329 or 209-536-1672 or www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com. Free to spectators.