Historic Happy Valley Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention

Labor Day weekend each year visitors pay homage to the legends and stories of the Yadkin River Valley at the Historic Happy Valley Old-time Fiddlers' Convention. The Historic Happy Valley Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention is a nonprofit, community-driven event designed to preserve and promote the cultural-heritage resources of Happy and Yadkin Valley through an annual music festival that highlights traditional old-time and bluegrass music and rural traditions, doing so in such a way that provides wholesome family activities and protects our farmland and community values while promoting trust between the community and the event. All proceeds are reinvested into convention and the community.  


Event Details

Location Jones Farm
Lenoir, NC
Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
Friday is a free event. Saturday & Sunday $10 admission, children under 16 years are free.
Music Styles Ballad Singing
Event Type Festival
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Dancers Welcome
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible
  • ✔ Open Jam
  • ✔ Pet Friendly
  • ✔ Picnic Space

Event is held in a open field, with tents. Large groups can be accommodated, but be aware that conditions can turn muddy if it rains, making for difficult driving in the field. Dancers are welcome, and and there is a space for dancing just outside the main tent. There will be a dance inside the tent on Friday night. Several food vendors will be there, with fare such as BBQ, tomato sandwiches, shaved ice, coffee, sodas, water, chips, hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts, etc. Various jam sessions occur on the grounds throughout the weekend and jams welcome newcomers at allplaying levels and there is an Open Mic night on Friday.

Contact Info

Phone (828) 758-9448
Additional Contact Info

For information about the competition, email:

Upcoming Dates:

  • Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 11:00am - 11:30pm
  • Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 10:00am - 6:00pm