Galax Old Fiddlers Convention
During the 2nd week of August of each year the City of Galax has the world tapping its feet as the Old Fiddlers Convention takes place in Felts Park. The convention is presented by the Galax Moose Lodge #733.
Musicians and fans from around the world travel to Galax to perform and hear the music that defines the sound of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Galax has been designated the Worlds Capital of Oldtime Mountain Music and is proud to be identified as hosting the worlds oldest and largest fiddlers convention which has taken place consistently since 1935.
Before the second weekend in August each year, lovers of country and mountain music leave their homes in time to be in Galax,
VA for the Annual Old Fiddler's Convention. For some this means hundreds of miles of travel, while for others it will be a short trip from their nearby homes.
A few hundred come with their instruments to show their skill, and compete for the cash prizes which total thousands of dollars. But most of them would come without the prizes being offered. They want to see and be seen, and hear and be heard.