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Jamboree set for July 4 weekend
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The 44th Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival is set to begin July 3 at 9 a.m., and will continue until the winners of the Junior and Senior Fiddling competition face off for the Grand Champion Award and the Berry C. Williams Memorial Trophy sometime on the night of July 4. Preliminaries in the following categories will begin the morning of July 3: Old Time Appalachian Folksinging (Solo); Junior Clogging (ages 13-39); Junior Buck Dancing (ages 13-39); Old-Time Appalachian Folksinging (Duet, Trio, Quartet); Dobro Guitar; Mountain Dulcimer; Hammer Dulcimer; Novelty Event (Spoon Clacking, Jug Blowing, Washboard, Tub, Saws-Appalachian Related Only); Autoharp, Gospel Singing (Solo); Country Harmonica; Old Time Banjo; Youth Square Dancing (4 Couples-8 Total Dancers); Gospel Singing (Duet,Trio, and Quartet); Mandolin and Old Time Fiddle Band. The top three acts in these divisions will return that night and first, second, and third place winners will be chosen.