SC State Fiddlers Convention
Hagood Mill’s Ole Time Fiddlers Convention
Featuring the SC State Fiddling Championship
September 18th-19th, 2020
Event goes on rain or shine. No refunds.
Old-Time musicians near and far descend on the grounds of Hagood Mill to compete in this official State-sanctioned two-day event.
There will be lots of other things to see on September 18-19 as Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folklife and traditional-arts demonstrations. There will be blacksmithing, bowl-digging, flint-knapping, chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, basket making, pottery, quilting, spinning, knitting, weaving, woodcarving, metalsmithing, beekeeping, bobbin lace, and leatherworking demonstrations and much more! We encourage visitors to ask questions of the artists, gain insight, and if you wish, spend a little money to secure a Traditional Arts treasure of your own.
As always, we encourage visitors to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the show. Visitors are also welcome to bring their favorite old-time instruments and join in the “open jam” which typically takes place throughout the day under the ancient cedar beside our beloved 1791 log cabin.
The Centerpiece of the Hagood Mill Historic Site is the water-powered 1845 gristmill. It is one of the finest examples of nineteenth-century technology in the Upcountry and operates just as it has for the last century and a half. The mill will be running throughout the day. In the old mill, fresh stone-ground cornmeal, grits, and wheat flour will be available. In addition, rye flour, Basmati rice flour, oat flour, oatmeal, popping cornmeal and grits, organic yellow corn meal and grits, and buckwheat flour are produced and may be available. Hagood Mill cookbooks and a variety of other mill-related items are also available.
There promises to be lots to do and lots of fun! Admission is $5.00 a person. 12 and under are free. Admission includes entrance to the Hagood Mill Historic Site as well as the Heritage Pavilion and South Carolina Petroglyph Site. All proceeds help offset the costs at Hagood Mill.
So, head on out, grab a helping of tasty food, served on site from some of the best food trucks in the area, and as always, enjoy your special day at Hagood Mill.