Since its beginning
in 1972, the old-time Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival has
grown into a major event, drawing hundreds of musicians and craftspeople, as
well as thousands of spectators from throughout the world. The festival began
as a small-town event, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It continues
that tradition today – a throwback to days gone by – paying homage to the music
and art of our ancestors, embracing the simple pleasures of rural life and
community, and gathering together and enjoying the pure, unadulterated sound of
live Appalachian music.
The Smithville Fiddlers’
Jamboree and Crafts Festival runs July 5 and 6, and commences at 9 a.m. both
days. For more information, visit Smithville Jamboree.