30th Annual Fiddle & Bango* Contest & Chili Cook-Off
Park: Columbia SHP
The Fiddle & Bango Contest (yes, "bango") will be held at the gazebo in Columbia State Historic Park. More than 40 musicians will compete for prizes in the following categories: fiddle, banjo, vocal, guitar, mandolin and miscellaneous. The grand prize is a gold nugget, and there are cash and gift certificate prizes in each category. The entry fee to compete in each category is $10, and contestants sign up between 9 and 10:30 am.
The Fiddle & Bango Contest is free to the viewing public. Bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen. T-shirts will be available for sale ($20). All ages and music genres are represented in this contest, which is sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Competition begins promptly at 10:30 a.m., and continues all day, except for a lunch break.
And speaking of lunch, for $5 get your miner's tin cup, spoon, and ballot and enjoy chili cooked and served by Columbia Chamber teams at various locations in town. For more information, call 209-536-1672 or visit columbiacalifornia.com.
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