Texas Lakes Trail Region

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Athens: Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion and Contest

May 31, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:45pm
Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion on May 31 downtown.

The 83rd annual Old Fiddlers Contest and Reunion is known nationwide, and as far as we know it, is the oldest such contest that has run continuously year after year.

The big attraction is the Fiddlers Contest which begins at 9 a.m. on Sat., May 31, in downtown Athens on the Courthouse lawn, and runs all day. The famous Street Dance kicks off at 8 p.m. and lasts until midnight. Come the night before on Fri., May 30 at 7 p.m. for the Jam Session. The Fiddlers Reunion will have concession stands along the sidewalks and a carnival downtown.


  • Historic Downtown Courthouse Square
  • 100 W. Tyler St.
  • Athens, Texas
  • 75751


  • Contact:
    Athens Old Fiddler's Association
  • Phone:
  • Visit Website


  • Free

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