Pictures and Sounds: the Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival
50th Anniversary of Santa Barbara Fiddlers' Festival - October 8, 2022
The Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival is officially a half century old! The day could not have been more perfect. Beautiful weather, tons of jammers, packed workshops, captivating contestants, flatfooting, string plucking and grinding, old-time music performances, and an instrument petting zoo were all part of what made the day so special. The Goleta Valley Historical Society are true angels for hosting this festival into its 50th year and I’m ever so grateful to be its director.
While I was running around like a headless chicken most of the day performing my directorial duties, I managed to grab a few photos and some videos. These will give you a tiny glimpse into what happens at this beloved and super sweet folk festival. Cheers!