Posted by: thepinetree on 09/12/2013 02:04 PM
Updated by: thepinetree on 09/12/2013 02:07 PM
Expires: 09/12/2023 12:00 AM
Columbia Fiddle and Bango Contest and Chili Cook-off
Columbia, CA...The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will hold the 31st Annual Fiddle and Bango* Contest on Saturday, October 5th, 2013, at the Gazebo in downtown Columbia. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Ron DeLacy, much beloved long-time resident of the community. Known for his irreverent wit and wry compositions for music group Doodoo Wah, Ron participated in numerous Fiddle and Bango festivities. Now deceased at the age of 69, he will be sorely missed. A commemorative shirt bearing Ron's likeness will be available at the event....
To participate in the contest, sign-ups will begin at 9:00am and space is limited so contestants should arrive early. Entry fee is $12. There will be six categories in the contest: Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocal, and Miscellaneous. Winners in each category will receive $50 and a chance to take the grand prize of a gold nugget. Runners-up will receive $25, and third place receives free entry to next year's contest. The contest will run from 10:30am-4:30pm and is limited to acoustic instruments only. This is an open contest and professionals, amateurs, adults and children will all compete against each other. Musicians will be judged on pitch, rhythm, musicianship and technique. This event is free to the public so bring a lawn chair and sunscreen to enjoy the music all day!
In addition to the Fiddle and Bango contest, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce will also be hosting a Chili Cook-off. This contest is limited to the first 20 entries, including restaurants and home cookers alike. The entry fee is $20 and the fee to taste is $5 per person. Please contact the Chamber at (209) 536-1672 for more information or to enter your famous chili in the contest.
*Bango was accidently misspelled during the first year of the contest and the event continues the tradition still today.
Event occurs on 10/05/2013 from All Day to .