NE Fiddlers' Convention

A family-friendly, traditionally-inspired old-time and bluegrass music gathering. Nestled in the secluded setting of a vast Shaker village, participants and appreciators are invited to jam, listen, compete, pick, dance, and celebrate. Presented by Oldtone and Hancock Shaker Village, this rich immersive weekend preserves music culture on stage, in the barns, by the fields, and under the trees. 

Here’s what each ticket type gets you:

All Access/3 Day Pass – Congrats, you can come all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Festivities for the Fiddlers’ Convention don’t start until around 8pm on Friday but the village will be open with plenty to do and see!

Friday Evening – Join us for a special movie screening, double feature of John Cohen’s “Musical Holdouts” and “Post Industrial Fiddle” and stay for a Q&A. This ticket is good for 8pm until the end of the evening, regular village admission is not included.

Saturday All Day – Come early to see the village and stay late for our concert and square dance! This ticket gets you access to the village all day and all night long.

Saturday Evening – The Down Hill Strugglers and John Cohen take over the 1910 barn for a special concert and square dance! This ticket allows you to come only for the concert and square dance which start around 8pm, regular village admission is not included.

Sunday All Day – Join the Down Hill Strugglers and John Cohen for an early morning gospel concert and stay for a special curator led tour of one of our new exhibits. This ticket is good for the entirety of Sunday until 4pm.

All access + Camping - An all access 3-day ticket plus camping for one person, for two nights in our upper lot camping area for tents, pop-ups and RV's up to 20 ft. RV's larger than 20 ft must note they need a "BUS" spot during registration (space is limited).

Premium Camping - Camping for two people, for two nights in our lower lot camping area closest to traditional restrooms, access to charging station, and located around a campfire. Note:Tickets to the Fiddlers' Convention must be purchased separately.

For more information and camping rules, please visit the main page.


*This is a rain-or-shine event; there will be no refunds.*