Craft Booth Space Available

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Do you have artwork or a craft that you would like to sell?  We have booth space available!  It is not too late to turn in an application. Visit the “Arts and Crafts” section of our website to find a Crafts Registration Form.  Contact us at smithvillejamboree@gmail.com or 615-597-8500 if you need additional information.  We hope to see you in Smithville!

Help needed for the 2017 Jamboree!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Join us now as we make plans for the 46th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival!   This year we will be revisiting our contest rules and judging criteria, we will look at making changes to our food booth rules.  We have to decided to create a Junior Jamboree Board for the young folks.  If you would like to help in one of these areas, or if there is another area that interests you, please let us know!

Sign up now for a 2017 Craft Booth

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Now is the time to reserve your craft booth spot at the 2017 Jamboree!  As long as space is available, we will be accepting applications.  We hope to see you on the square in Smithville June 30-July 1 !!

Food Booth Space Available

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Are you part of a non-profit organization in DeKalb County?  We have food booth space available for you!  Contact us at (615) 597-8500 to take advantage of this fundraising opportunity.  The Jamboree does not allow commercial food vendors in the official Jamboree spaces; this opportunity is only for DeKalb County non-profits.

Changes made as of 2014

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Each year, we strive to make the Jamboree even better than ever.  This year we have changed the order of events:

1)  Flat Top Guitar has been moved to Saturday

2) Junior Fiddlers, Bluegrass Banjo, Contest Fiddle, and Flat Top Guitar will be held Saturday AFTER the Beginners Competition.

We hope that these changes are a benefit to our musicians.  Junior Fiddlers, you can sleep in a little on Saturday morning after a late night of competition!

Contestant Rule Changes

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

This year, in an effort to ever improve the Jamboree, we made several changes to the Contestant Rules.  One change we made was to define the Youth Square Dance average age as 12 or under.  We are now modifying this to say “Average age of 7 of the 8 members must be 16 or under.”  We hope that this will still preserve the “youth” aspect of the category but allow for an older (or shall we say, “wiser”) dance leader to keep those little feet stomping where they are supposed to stomp.

A summary of the other rule changes is as follows:

1)  Appalachian Folk Singing, Solo/Duet:  You may compete once as a soloist and once as part of a duet.  This is the only category in which you may compete twice.

2) Performers in individual instrument categories may not be accompanied by an instrument of the same type (except for Flat Top Guitar).

3) Youth Square Dancing:   Time will begin when dancers begin to dance in unison.

4) Square Dancing:  Time will begin when dancers begin to dance in unison.

5) Old Time Fiddle Band:  You may only compete in one band.

6) Gospel singing duet, trio, or quartet:  You may only compete in this category once.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us!

Change to Contestant Rules

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Attention Contestants!  In an effort to address some confusing parts of our rules, we have made the following changes:

1)  Appalachian Folk Singing, Solo/Duet:  You may compete once as a soloist and once as part of a duet.  This is the only category in which you may compete twice.

2) Performers in individual instrument categories may not be accompanied by an instrument of the same type (except for Flat Top Guitar).

3) Youth Square Dancing:  Average Age must be 12 years or younger.  Time will begin when dancers begin to dance in unison.

4) Square Dancing:  Time will begin when dancers begin to dance in unison.

5) Old Time Fiddle Band:  You may only compete in one band.

6) Gospel singing duet, trio, or quartet:  You may only compete in this category once.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Change to Schedule of Events

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Competitors, please take note…we have made a minor change to Friday’s Schedule of Events.  The category Youth Square Dancing has been moved to later in the day after the Autoharp Category.  We hope that this change will make the Jamboree a more enjoyable experience for all!

Send Us Your Jamboree Photos!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Hey Jamboree fans!  Do you have any Jamboree photos you would like to share?  We would love to include some fan photos in our Souvenir Book.  Please email pictures to news@smithvillejamboree.com.

New Jamboree Website Launched

Friday, May 1st, 2009

As of April 2009, the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree has a new and improved website! On this site, visitors will find all the latest information as it pertains to the current year’s festival as well as event history, photos and contact information. The site will add more functionality in the years to come, eventually offering online pre-registration and payment for contestants and craftspersons.