The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Craft Festival is pleased to announce the production of a free history book detailing the founding of the Jamboree, and the story of it’s 50 year history.
“On the occasion of the 50th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival, it is fitting to look back and remember why, and how, this tribute to traditional music got started,” said Sam Stout, President of the Jamboree, “In the book, we have tried to capture the history of the founding of the Jamboree in 1972, the people who made it happen, and the continuity and milestones that have kept it going. We want to share our history with as many Jamboree fans as possible by providing it at no cost.”
To get the free PDF eBook go to the Jamboree website at www.smithvillejamboree.com. On the home page click on ‘Free History eBook’ to download to your computer or personal device. The eBook will be available until October 1, 2021. Following that deadline, it will then be expanded to include additional history and pictures, along with the 50th Annual Jamboree. The hard copy book will then be offered as a commemorative souvenir, and sold online and at the 51st Jamboree in 2022.
If you’ve ever performed in any Jamboree, were a judge, an announcer, had a crafts booth, were a vendor, or volunteered in any way, the Jamboree wants to include your pictures in the printed copy of the Jamboree 50 Year History Book. If you have pictures, scan them and email to the Jamboree with identification of who is in the picture, what is in the picture, and the year. Deadline is October 1, 2021. The Jamboree email address is SmithvilleJamboree@gmail.com.