Fiddle Festival Marks Two Decades This Saturday, at Homestead National Monument of America

BEATRICE – The Homestead National Monument of America’s Tall Grass Prairie Fiddle Festival marks two decades of entertainment and competition, this Memorial Day weekend.

:24                  “different fiddlers”

Homestead National Monument Ranger Susan Cook says participants in the Saturday fiddle competition this year will receive something special to mark the 20th time the event has been held.

:17                  “time, so…”

Cook says the duo of David Seay and Deborah Greenblatt have helped coordinate and conduct the competition, since the inception of the event when it was known as the Monumental Fiddlin’ Championship.

:53                  “neat to watch”

This Saturday’s Tall Grass Prairie Fiddle Festival takes place outside the Education Center starting at ten a.m., with a fiddlin’ workshop.  The competition in several divisions along with an acoustic band division, begins at noon.  All songs performed must have been in existence by 1936, when the Homestead National Monument of America began.

Over $3,000 in prize money is offered, through the Coffin Family Foundation.

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