The Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend is gearing up for March 31-April 2 as its 7th annual gathering anticipates great success not only for the participants but for the fans as well. With a mission to enrich and preserve the art of Texas-style fiddling and music, the weekend is organized by a non-profit group which donates profits from the festivities to charities as well as other non-profits in the local area.
Things to Do
Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend is Where the Rosin Flies & Folks Have Fun
Llano had traditionally been the site for a very popular fiddle contest that took place for many years, bringing a number of talented Texas fiddlers and established musicians together with a multitude of fans from throughout the state as well as beyond. In 2011, a local group of Texas fiddle enthusiasts organized to reintroduced the event, and it became hugely successful, generating an annual function that draws considerable crowds to the Hill Country.
An art exhibit at the Llano County Museum kicks off the festival on Friday, March 31, taking place at 301 Bessemer Ave. and running the entire length of the festival. Following that, an air fiddle contest happens at the Badu House Wine Pub at 6 p,m., signifying the commencement of official festival fun and camaraderie.
The open fiddle contest is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 1 at the Lantex Theater (located at 113 W. Main St.), featuring top notch fiddlers in all age categories vying for prizes and recognition. A full concert will follow this at 7 p.m. that same day. And Sunday’s events will include an Easter service, a cowboy breakfast, and more of that great old-time fiddle music many fans have grown up on and continue to love. All events are free admission with the exception of the Saturday night concert, and donations are welcome and appreciated as they benefit local nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit the event website link provided here, and enjoy the Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend in the Texas Hill Country!