The tradition continues this year with the 97th Ole Time Fiddler’s & Bluegrass Festival, May 22-24th, 2020!
The 2020 Program will be available soon!
Online competition registration will be available beginning March 1, 2020 under "Competitions."
Advanced tickets (at a reduced rate) and camping reservations are online under "store" from March 1 to May 15! Please email us with any questions. You may also purchase your tickets and last-minute camping at the gate!
The beginning of this preservation was Started in 1924 by the current director’s great grandfather, H. P. Van Hoy, a teacher and fiddler, as the Union Grove Fiddlers Convention. This convention was held every year until 1969 at the Union Grove School.
The Ole Time Fiddler’s & Bluegrass Festival was Founded in 1970 by Harper A. Van Hoy, also a fiddler, to continue the preservation of traditional old time and bluegrass music in a family atmosphere. The combined performances of the two generations extends from 1924 to the present day in this festival held annually on Memorial Day weekend at Fiddler’s Grove Campground in Union Grove, North Carolina.
As seen in Flightnetwork's Article - 23 of the Best Intimate Music Festivals in North America.
A Family Festival Preserving Traditional American Music & Values with a focus on preserving the Heritage of Traditional Music and the continuation of handing it down through each generation.