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  • 2019 Fiddlers Convention in Berlin

    September 05, 2019
    27th ANNUAL BERLIN FIDDLERS CONVENTION
    SEPTEMBER 20th-22nd, 2019
    BERLIN, MD, USA 

    September is once again right around the corner and that means it’s time for the Berlin Fiddlers
    Convention, September 20th-22nd, 2019 in the streets of beautiful, historic Berlin, MD, USA! This free,
    family-friendly event is now in its 27th year! Bluegrass, old-time, celtic, irish, and cajun musicians from all
    over the country are invited to compete for thousands in prize money while attendees of all ages cheer on
    their favorite competitors in Full Band, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin categories and the Maryland State
    Flatpicking Guitar Championship! Renowned performers, accomplished youth and adult contestants,
    fantastic regional food, drink, and craft vendors have always made this one of Maryland’s most fun
    occasions.

    Friday Sept 20th - Kicking off the weekend’s festivities featuring a headline performance from the Jakob’s
    Ferry Stragglers, hailing from western Maryland and Pennsylvania. Opening the show, from West
    Virginia’s eastern panhandle, is Robert Mabe’s Irish Banjo. 7pm at the North end of Berlin’s Main Street.
    Rain location is the Berlin Intermediate School Auditorium.

    Saturday Sept 21st - Registration for the competition begins at 10am for youth and adult contestants in
    Bluegrass Band, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, and the Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship
    categories. New for this year is a miscellaneous category - which will be open to bluegrass and old time
    musicians to perform on instruments other than the “standard” four such as resonator guitar, harmonica,
    jaw harp, etc. Competition begins at 12 noon. Encore performances from Friday’s headlining and
    opening bands will also be included. Parking shuttle service will be available from Berlin Intermediate
    School (309 Franklin Ave) all day. Rain location is the Berlin Intermediate School Auditorium.

    Sunday Sept 22nd - To round out the weekend is the Gospel Bluegrass Jam hosted by members of
    locally-based bluegrass and country pickers, Stevenson’s Crossroads and Blue Crab Crossing on the
    lawn of the Taylor House Museum at 12 noon. Rain location is the Masonic Lodge on Main Street.
    Once again, this event is completely FREE, family friendly, and welcome to attendees and
    contestants of all ages. Historic Berlin, MD is a quaint Eastern Shore town filled with many great shops
    and restaurants, was the filming location for several Hollywood movies, and is perennially voted one of
    America’s coolest small towns by many U.S. travel publications.

    For contestant registration, vendor applications, and more info please visit:
    www.BerlinFiddlers.com - www.BerlinChamber.org - www.facebook.com/BerlinFiddlersConvention