Get your hoot-on at the 57th Annual Topanga Banjo – Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 9-6 p.m. at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. You’ll see intermediate and advanced players, professional players, blue grass bands and string bands — a singing contest, country dance contest with a live band, and jamming throughout the park all day long.
There will be food and drinks available or you can bring your own. Bring blankets and low back chairs to gather around the multiple stages.
Contestants range from age four to 98, and come from all over the United States, mostly from Southern California with others from Northern California, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest, New England, Asia and Europe. Each person who enters decides for himself which category he or she belongs in; if they rate themselves as “advanced” but score lower on the judges scorecards, no one need ever know, and if they rate themselves “beginning” and score higher, the judges can bump the contestant up a category or two.
Plus there will be cowboy poetry, cajun dance music and folk art booths — weaving, ceramics, jewelry, painting, instruments, straw hats — you name it!
If you play an instrument, bring it and play along with other jamming musicians.
The setting is a real hoot too! Paramount Ranch is a national park with Old Western film sets that you’ll recognize from various Hollywood movies and TV shows.
This is a kid-friendly event.
Tickets are $17 in advance when you purchase online, or $23 at the gate. We recommend purchasing online to avoid ticket lines and to get the reduced rate.
Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Road in Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Click here to see a map.
Come anytime that you like, but if you’d like to meet up with others from SingularCity, find us at 1 p.m. in front of the saloon.
Please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with BANJO in the subject line so we can keep an eye out for you.