Fiddlers Flood the Streets of Berlin for Annual Convention
Fiddlers, food vendors and fun will fill the streets of Berlin for the annual Fiddlers Convention.
The 24th annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention will be held on Sept. 23-25. The three day event is filled with musicians, competitions and prizes. Harrison Albert, Adminstrative Assistant to Berlin Chamber of Commerce, helps organize the event and says this years bands are all new to the event.
“The bands are not only based on the style of music but we try to find bands that represent different styles of folk music, each band interprets the style of music differently,” Albert says.
“What makes this event different for me is it’s in my hometown with family and people I grew up with,” Frankie Moran, Blind Wind band member, says. “It feels more like a friends huge street party than some big event, which it is.”
Blind Wind won last year’s music competition and are excited to make it back to ‘America’s Coolest Small Town.’ This years music competition will take place on Saturday evening, showcasing about 100 people who will be judged on style. According to Albert, anyone who is a musician can sign up to play.
Last years event saw more than 2,000 spectators and the Berlin Chamber of Commerce is hoping for even more this year.
“Every year more and more people show up from all over the U.S. and the east coast,” Albert says.
In addition to live music, food trucks and craft vendors will line the streets. Burley Oak Brewing Company will be among the many vendors present at the event, featuring their new tap truck.
“They’ve been super supportive for all of our events,” Albert says. “They’re a great business here in Berlin.”
To learn more about the Berlin Fiddlers Convention, go to berlinchamber.org/fiddlers-convention.