September 28, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Columbia State Historic Park
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The Fiddle & Bango Contest (yes, bango) is held at the gazebo in Columbia State Historic Park. More than 40 musicians compete for prizes in the following categories: fiddle, banjo, vocal, guitar, mandolin and miscellaneous.
Held in conjunction with the Poison Oak Show and Chili Cook-off, the bango contest offers a grand prize --usually a gold nugget, and there are cash and gift certificate prizes in each category.
There is an entry fee to compete in each category.
The Fiddle & Bango Contest is free to the viewing public. Bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen. Souvenir T-shirts that support the cause cost $20. A
ll ages and music genres are represented in this contest, which is sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Competition begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. and continues all day, except for a lunch break, which features a Chili Cook-off columbiacalifornia.com
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.