35th Annual Fiddle & Bango Contest And Chili Cook-Off!
September 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Fiddle & Bango Contest (yes, “bango”) is held at the gazebo in Columbia State Historic Park. More than 40 musicians compete for prizes in the following categories: fiddle, banjo, vocal, guitar, mandolin, miscellaneous, and original song. The grand prize is a gold nugget, and there are cash prizes in each category. The entry fee per category is $15 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 am, and continues all day, except for a lunch break, which features a CHILI COOK-OFF ($5). For more information, call 209-536-1672