Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention is Fun for the Entire Family

The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center presents the Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention, marking its 11-year anniversary. Hoppin’ John is a three-day event for musicians, dancers, and music lovers of all ages to come together and celebrate the traditions of old-time and bluegrass music. There will be dance, instrument, and band contests for all ages. The event also features workshops, musician showcases, square and Cajun dances, a hoppin’ john cook-off, and a special opportunity to see, hear, and learn the secrets and treasures of this Piedmont take on the fiddlers’ convention concept. This convention has specially curated events for families and children who attend – all Children 15 & under receive FREE ADMISSION!


Some of the incredible festivities for the family include: Hootenanny Hayride, Songs & Stories with Tim Wells, Square Dance with the Hoppin’ Johnnies, Dance Tent, Youth Dance Contest, Annual Hoppin’ John Cook-Off, Kids’ Clogging Workshops with Jen Hughes, Family Square Dance, and the Kids’ Activity Tent with crafts, face-painting, and musical activities!


This year’s Hoppin’ John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention has gratefully received a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council in celebration of their 50th Year Anniversary.


More info and longer descriptions of activities at http://hoppinjohn.org/


Convention tickets are now on sale and available by phone at 919-542-8142 and at http://hoppinjohn.org/tickets-camping/


*Advance pricing available through September 12th, 2017*
Contestant Weekend Admission $18 advance / $20 at gate
General Weekend Admission $22 advance / $25 at gate
Kids 15 & Under FREE
Thursday Only (Square Dance) FREE
Friday Only $10 advance / $12 at gate
Saturday Only $12 / $15 at gate
Contestant Saturday Gate Only $15
Weekend Camping – Vehicles & Tents $18 advance / $20 at gate
Large Vehicle Camping ( Anthing 24′ or Larger*) $26 advance / $30 at gate
Electricity** $20 advance & at gate
Contestant Tickets are Admission for those entering the contests!
Dogs are $10 per day, per dog. See rules online.


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