Thank you all so much for helping make the 25th Annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention such a beautifully fun occasion. Congratulations to all of our instrumental and band contestants, including the first ever Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Champion, Wes Parks of Parksley, VA. Huge thanks to Tim and Savannah Finch, the Eastman String Band, and the Last Minute Men for the wonderful music. To our contestants, sponsors, vendors, and most importantly, our thousands of annual attendees, we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you so much.

Mark your calendars for the 26th Annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention Sept 21st-23rd, 2018! Stay tuned  for info on next year’s event as it is released.

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25th Annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention – Sept 22nd-24th, 2017

Headlining Band and Contest Judges – Tim and Savannah Finch with the Eastman String Band
Supporting Band – The Last Minute Men
Poster and logo design – Brian Robertson of Berlin Printery
Music/Event Production – Nathan Clendenen, Larnet St. Amant, Steve Frene

Contest Winners

The Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship (Adult Guitar)

  1. Wes Parks – Parksley, VA
  2. Victor Furtado – Floyd, VA
  3. Taylor Hale – Preston, MD
  4. Honorable Mention: Joe Lynch – Port Deposit, MD

Youth Guitar

  1. Kayla Brady – Berlin, MD

Adult Mandolin

  1. Josh Vance – Mardela, MD
  2. Mickey Justice – Hebron, MD
  3. Victor Furtado – Floyd, VA

Youth Mandolin

  1. Taylor Parks – Parksley, VA

Adult Fiddle

  1. Andrew Vogts – Chads Ford, PA
  2. Jon Simmons – Greensboro, MD
  3. Victor Furtado – Floyd, VA

Youth Fiddle

  1. Mary Mergot – Berlin, MD
  2. Riley McElligot – Chesapeake, VA
  3. Maxwell Brown – Wilmington, DE

Adult Band

  1. The Psycho Exploding Orangutans – Berlin, MD
  2. Simmons – Berlin, MD
  3. Two Many Taylors – Berlin, MD

Youth Band

  1. Vio Trio – Berlin, MD
  2. Sara & Friends – Berlin, MD
  3. Horsetail Thieves – Berlin, MD

Adult Banjo

  1. Victor Furtado – Floyd, VA
  2. Wes Parks – Parksley, VA
  3. Taylor Parks – Parksley, VA


Berlin Fiddlers Convention Performance Rules and Guidelines

Our Sponsors:

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