2015 Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention

It’s over.  Wonderful festival for 2015.  Thanks for all your support.  Stay tuned concerning 2016.   This Year’s Winners!

Meet old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the traditional music of North Carolina among the hills and hollows as it used to be – and still is!

Enjoy exciting contests, perfect camping, and endless picking!

Come and join the fun!


Green Grass Cloggers’ Workshop on Saturday
Green Grass Cloggers – Incredible Feets Since 1971

Saturday 12:30 to 1:30 Performance/Workshop

The Green Grass Cloggers were founded in 1971 by students at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Inspired by seeing traditional mountain-style clogging teams, but more influenced by older flatfoot and buck dancers met at fiddlers’ conventions, they developed an original, eclectic style which was a radical departure from the traditions of North Carolina team clogging of the time.

Join us for this exciting Demonstration and Workshop!

Featured Guests on Sunday

Limited number of reserved seats available.  For information, call 828-758-9448  

Strictly Strings Old Time String Band

Strictly Strings is a youth band that is a product of the Watauga County JAM program and the excellent instruction of Cecil Gurganus. The band consists of five young musicians whose ages are from thirteen to eighteen…all from
Watauga County.   Being a youth group, the members may vary per performance but primary members include Kathleen Burnett, Willow Dillon, Anissa Burnett, and Caleb Coatney.  Their high level of playing old time music was demonstrated last year during the “adult” competition of old-time bands. They won first place!

Sunday @ 10am

A little bit of bluegrass, a little bit of country, and a little bit of rock and roll.   A traditional and modern bluegrass band from the foothills of North Carolina.

Sunday @ 10:50 am

Kilby Spencer’s oldtime music experience dates back further than he can remember.  “You don’t want the styles from your area dying out.” remarks Kilby.

Sunday @ 11:40 am

The Boston Globe also said: “Jeff Little tore the place apart with his wondrously quick and articulate piano style. He is tricky and playful, yet always intelligent and richly melodic.”

Sunday @ 12:40 pm

Strictly Clean and Decent is an acoustic trio whose blend of brilliant vocal harmonies tops a solid instrumental foundation. They are dedicated to performing a variety of musical styles in an acoustic setting.

Sunday @ 1:30 pm

The Harris Brothers are music lovers! A typical live show effortlessly shifts from original tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana musical spectrum.

Sunday @ 2:20 pm

Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia.

Sunday @ 3:10 pm

The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music.

Sunday @ 4:00 pm