August 30, 2014

Register Now to Enter 54th Annual Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival

 

Calling all contestants, volunteers and graphic artists! The Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival is going to celebrate its 54th year on May 18 at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills.

Contestant Registration—open to contestants February 1 through March 31 (Form available at topangabanjofiddle.org). The registration form lists only the major points. All questions are answered on the website under Contestant FAQs. Do not delay in registering. Categories fill up very quickly as there are a limited number of available contestant numbers. Should a category become full, entries will be accepted based solely on the postmark. Registration is only via U.S. Mail, P.O. Box 571955
Tarzana CA 91357 to make it fair for those who do not have internet access.

Graphic Design Award—Submissions due by March 15. Accepted entries will be used on T-shirts, posters, souvenir items or for advertising. It is advisable to submit your design as early as possible should minor changes be required because of the silk-screening process. Creators of winning designs will receive free contest admissions, T-shirts, be honored in the program and on the main stage, and receive a $650 cash award.

Nominate Music Legend Award—Submissions due by March 15. This award was established in 2002 to honor and recognize a person, group or organization that has distinguished itself over the years in the preservation and advancement of old-time, folk and bluegrass music in Southern California.

If you would like to nominate a person or group for the 2014 Music Legend Award, please submit your nominee(s) AND a written justification no later than March 15, to: info@topangabanjofiddle.org

Volunteers—enjoy free admission. The Board of Directors wants to expand its volunteer base. Go to the Volunteer sign-up page and say what interests you and work side by side with an experienced mentor to produce this day in May that is so treasured by us all. Call the hotline: (818) 382-4819; or e-mail registrar@topangabanjofiddle.org for more information.

Children’s Crafts Area—A volunteer is needed to coordinate the children’s craft area. It’s not a whole day commitment, about three hours from about 11 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m., plenty of time to set-up, clean-up, and enjoy the festival.

Tickets—Beginning February 1, one may purchase tickets in advance at a significant discount and to avoid long lines at http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/purchase_tix.html.

Contestants may also purchase advance tickets with their registration. Instructions are on the Registration Form.

E-mail questions to: info@ topangabanjofiddle.org; or call the Hotline at (818) 382-4819 and leave a message.

Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, California.

For more information: www.topangabanjofiddle.org; Hotline: (818) 382-4819. Join our e-mail list and like us on Facebook.