Hagood Mill’s Old Time Fiddling Convention set for next weekend

PICKENS — As autumn approaches and the leaves turn their brilliant colors, it signals the time for fiddle music in the mountains.

On Sept. 14-16, vintage fiddle music will fill the hills and hollers around Hagood Mill as it once again hosts the annual Old Time Fiddling Convention.

Some of the best fiddlers in the Southeast will gather to compete for the title of South Carolina’s state champion fiddler. The traditional contest goes back to the 1920s, when Clemson University opened the doors of stately Tillman Hall to the local musicians of the nearby South Carolina mountains for a music competition.

This year, for the first time, there will be a weekend event at the mill during the Fiddling Convention. Visitors will be able to come out on Friday and jam under the trees, play some Appalachian games

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