August 17, 2014
11:00am - 4:00pm
37th Annual Fiddlers' Contest
Minnesota Pioneer Park is proud to announce the schedule for the 37th Annual Bluegrass & Fiddler's festival to be held at the park Sunday August 17, 2014. Again this year is the ability to move indoors if it rains. So this is a Rain or Shine festival schedule.
Again this year is a 2 hour jam with the band, hands-on instrument workshops with the members of "The High 48's" National Touring Bluegrass Band, starting at 10am. Class sizes are limited to 10 students per instrument. Cost is $10.00 per instrument. For more information or to pre-register for the workshop of your choice visit: www.pioneerpark.org or call 320-274-8489. Come and spend the morning working out with members of the band up close and personal. Instruments include Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, and Upright Bass. If there is enough interest a yodeling or songwriter workshop could be included. Let us know! Park admission not included with workshop registration if not purchased in advance. If purchased the day of the event the workshop is $10.00 and Park Admission of 10.00 for a total of $20.00, $17.00 if purchased in advance.
Main stage is sponsored this year by Jeff Lundquist of United Country Real Estate. Music will start at 10 AM. The Fiddle Contest start at 1:30. The Band "The High 48's" is Co-sponsored by "Inside Bluegrass" the Radio Show and KRWC AM 1360 "Radio for Wright County". Minnesota State Fiddle Assn Contest Rules will be used for the contest. To view the rules visit: www.fiddlemn.com an entry fee of $17.00 includes park admission for one contestant and one parent, spouse or accompanist only if purchased in advance. The High 48's will perform a Concert at Noon before the Fiddlers Contest. With music from their latest album recorded in Nashville, TN called "Great Northern Railroad" This Band Tours all over the Country so don't miss the Chance to see them in Concert.
Contest Divisions: Junior 12 and under, Young Adult 13-19, Adult Senior 20-65+ and Open. Prize money for the first Two Divisions: First $85, Second $65, Third $45. Forth $25. Prize money for Adult Senior Division (20 to 65+): First $125, Second $100, Third $75. Forth is $50, Open Division: First $200, Second $150, Third $100, Fourth $75. You may only sign up for one Division and Registration for Contest is free.
The Afternoon kicks off with a concert by The High 48’s Bluegrass Band before the contest.
Park admission is $10.00 Adult, Children 5 and under are free. Food vendors will be on the grounds.
Minnesota Pioneer Park is located at 725 Pioneer Park Trail, Annandale, MN on the East side of Annandale on Highway 55 across from Country Chevrolet and Lundeen Ford.
Acoustic Musicians Workshop
10am Sunday August 17, 2014
Before the Fiddler's Fest at Minnesota
Pioneer Park in Annandale
Spring/Summer 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Winter Office Hours Vary
Call for information 320-274-8489 or
Memorial Weekend through
Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Senior Citizens (60 and over): $4
Students (6-16 yrs.): $3.00
Children 5 yrs and under: Free
All Children are to accompanied
by an adult at all times.
Admission may vary
Refer to individual event.
Tour takes up to
approximately 2 hours.
Last admission 3:00pm
Gate closes at 4:00 PM
Open to the public. visitors welcome
6:30 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month.
A guest speaker or a presentation will be featured.
BLUEGRASS & FIDDLERS FESTIVAL