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Since 1968 Fiddler's Grove has been the site of an annual fiddle competition. The competition originally begun as a fundraiser by a schoolteacher in 1924 at Union Grove School in North Carolina, but was relocated to Fiddler's Grove due to increasingly large and "unwieldy" crowds. This exhibit tells the story of Fiddler's Grove through magazine articles, festival posters, and, of course, audio and video clips from the festival. Visitors should click on "Exhibit", on the homepage, to see an interactive timeline that can be clicked on to view materials from the chosen time period. Visitors can also navigate the exhibit from beginning to end by clicking on the "Next" arrow on the far right side of the page. Those visitors interested in the audio delights of the exhibit should click on "Sounds". There are six festivals to choose from, and each has more than a dozen songs to enjoy. The band or individual playing the song is also listed. The "Video" section offers a series of enjoyable one- to two-minute film clips, all from a 1994 video called "Fiddler's Grove: A Celebration of Old-Time Music".
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Date of Scout Publication 2009-10-16
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