Entries Now Being Accepted for the Virtual Jamboree 2020
May 5, 2020 By: Dwayne Page of WJLE Radio in Smithville, TN The 49th annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival will not be held in the traditional manner due to COVID-19. Instead, a Virtual 2020 Jamboree will be conducted featuring seven categories of competition online. Contestants must submit video recordings of their competitive performances by May 28 for judging. The winning performers will be announced on July 4th. This year’s competitive events are limited to Beginner Fiddle, Junior Fiddle, Senior Fiddle, Junior Clogging, Senior Clogging, Contest Fiddle, and the Fiddle-Off Champion. There will be a $100 cash prize for each winning category and other recognition including People’s Choice Awards. Contestants must have a valid FaceBook Page. All performance entries may be submitted via personal video to the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree FaceBook page anytime now through midnight on May 28. Visit www.smithvillejamboree.com/rules.html for contest rules.
Here is the original announcement to suspend the event from the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree website.
Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree Suspends Event for 2020
The board members of the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree & Crafts Festival voted to suspend the 49th Annual Smithville Jamboree & Crafts Festival in Downtown Smithville on July 3-4th, 2020 due to the effects of COVID-19 across the nation, and the world. "It was a very difficult decision that we do not take lightly," said President & Coordinator Sam Stout, "The health and well-being of our community is our first priority, and this has made next year's 50th celebration even more important in our eyes. I look forward to coming together again in 2021 to celebrate this wonderful milestone with all of the talented musicians, dancers, crafters, vendors and fans that have kept this festival alive for so long. We hope that people go online in the coming months to see how they can compete and perform. We look forward to seeing all the submissions, even if we can't all be together on the courthouse square this year." All craft applicants can get a refund for their craft booth. If you registered on-line with Zapplication, Zapp will be submitting your refund. However, if you paid by check, please send an email to email@example.com to request your refund. We will not be using Zapplication for 2021. Applications for 2021 will begin August 1, 2020 on the Arts & Crafts page.