FSFA’s ANNUAL CONVENTION, OCTOBER 13-15, 2017 at SERTOMA YOUTH RANCH, BROOKSVILLE, FL
Everyone had a great time at this year’s Annual Convention in Brooksville, Florida. Stay tuned for dates and location for next year! To help us plan for the future, please take this short survey about the Annual Convention. We appreciate your feedback!
FSFA’s Annual Convention is held in October each year, and features guest artists, workshops, concerts, camping, jamming, dancing and a stringband contest. This event is for all old-time musicians, not just fiddlers, so invite your friends! Bring your band!
The 2017 Special Guest Artist was Virginia fiddler Eddie Bond of the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters. 2018 Guest TBA.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FORM
Adults: members $30, non members – $45, children under 16 – $5 for Saturday only.
MEALS: Friday night features a potluck meal at the pavilion (main stage.) Bring something to share, meet and greet. FSFA will provide the main meat, paper products & utensils. Saturday night dinner is “on your own”.
A note about the String Band Contest on Saturday: this is a fun event, and pick-up bands are encouraged. Hook up with some other pickers, form a band, work up a couple of tunes and join the fun! A registration table will be set up Saturday morning for contest entry. The entry fee (the best part) is a home-made pie! Please have two tunes ready (we may only have time for one, depending on the number of entries, but have two ready.) Last place bands get first pick of the pies, and so on. Top three winning bands will receive ribbons. So bring your pies, bring your tunes, and let’s have some fun! After the contest, everyone please join us at our annual Tea Party, to be held at the main Pavilion. Bring an appetizer to share if you like, and bring your favorite “tea”. Ties for the men (be creative) and hats for the ladies, please. This is just social time, and there will be a group photo. All are invited, so please come!