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
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