The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention, held July 17-18 in Sparta, N.C., had 230 contestants in junior and senior individual categories and 35 bands. The event is hosted by the Sparta-Alleghany Volunteer Fire Department every year on the third weekend in July at the Alleghany Fairgrounds.
Old time band
1st place - Slate Mountain Ramblers, Mount Airy, N.C.
2nd place - Blue Ridge Mountain Ramblers, Sparta, N.C.
3rd place - Correll’s Bait and Tackle, Elk Creek
4th place - New River Renegades, Mouth of Wilson