76th Annual World Champion Fiddlers’ Festival
CROCKETT- This year marks the 76th Annual Fiddlers’ Festival in Crockett. Fiddlers will soon be making their way to the oldest county in Texas, celebrating its 175th birthday June 12, 2012, to compete in the World Championship Fiddlers’ Festival, which will take place Saturday, June 9, beginning at 9 a.m. Every year the World Championship Fiddlers’ Festival as well as the Annual Regional Steak Cook-off brings hundreds of visitors to Crockett.
This year the fiddler’s registration fee has been waived, the antique tractor and classic car show registration fee is $10, and vendor booth fee is $25.
Registration will begin from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. along with the opening of the arts and crafts vendors. Other festivities include an antique tractor and classic car show, parade, art and crafts booths, 7th annual steak cook-off and topping off the night a ribeye steak dinner with entertainment provided by Dennis Ivey’s Texas Opry. Houston County’s 175th birthday will be recognized throughout the day.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Registration
9:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies and Opening of Arts & Crafts booths
9:30 a.m. – Senior World Championship contest begins
Junior registration begins
Open World Championship (begins 30 minutes following Junior Championship)
10:30 a.m. – Tractors and cars in place for parade
11:00 a.m. – Tractor and car parade begins
Noon- Steak Cook-off begins
5:30 p.m. – Steaks must be turned in for judging
6 p.m. – Ribeye steak dinner served
7 p.m. – Dennis Ivey’s Texas Opry
Admission to the fiddlers’ competition is $5 for children 6-12 and $10 for ages 13 and older. The steak dinner includes a concert by Dennis Ivey’s Texas Opry for $25. For more information or to reserve steak dinner tickets contact the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce at 936.544.2359 or visit their website at www.crockettarechamber.org.