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Published: 7/6/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Sauder Village fiddle contest

Fourteen fiddlers fiddled for fun at the 33rd annual Sauder Village Fiddle Contest on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Archbold. For nearly two hours, students 16 and under, seniors 55 and over, and fiddlers aged in-between played five-minute sets of old-time style hoedowns and waltzes before an exhibit hall audience of about 500. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE, START SLIDESHOW

A member of the band Fossil Creek Bluegrass warms up backstage. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A member of the band Fossil Creek Bluegrass warms up backstage.
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Jane Eby, 10, of Whitehouse practices outside before competing in the fiddling competition at Sauder Village in Archbold. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jane Eby, 10, of Whitehouse practices outside before competing in the fiddling competition at Sauder Village in Archbold.
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Wooster residents Sarah Roberts, 17, left, plays along with her sister Rachel Roberts, 19, before the fiddling competition. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Wooster residents Sarah Roberts, 17, left, plays along with her sister Rachel Roberts, 19, before the fiddling competition.
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Daniel Bertoni, 18, of Dexter, Mich., warms up outside before participating in the fiddling contest. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Daniel Bertoni, 18, of Dexter, Mich., warms up outside before participating in the fiddling contest.
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Grant Flick, 10, plays along with his father, Don Flick of Bowling Green, as they prepare for a fiddling competition. Grant placed second in the open competition. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Grant Flick, 10, plays along with his father, Don Flick of Bowling Green, as they prepare for a fiddling competition....
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A custom banjo with a peacock inlay pictured. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A custom banjo with a peacock inlay pictured.
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Grant Flick, 10, plays along with his father, Don Flick of Bowling Green, as they prepare for a fiddling competition. Grant placed second. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Grant Flick, 10, plays along with his father, Don Flick of Bowling Green, as they prepare for a fiddling competition....
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Perry McKinley of Jeromesville warms up backstage before the fiddling contest. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Perry McKinley of Jeromesville warms up backstage before the fiddling contest.
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Gideon Eddy of Martinsburg plays along with Meg Litteral of Fredericktown during the fiddling competition. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Gideon Eddy of Martinsburg plays along with Meg Litteral of Fredericktown during the fiddling competition.
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Members of the Fossil Creek Bluegrass band perform. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Fossil Creek Bluegrass band perform.
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Martinsburg resident Gideon Eddy watches a performance during the fiddling competition. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Martinsburg resident Gideon Eddy watches a performance during the fiddling competition.
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Wooster residents Sarah Roberts, 17, left, plays along with her sister Rachel Roberts, 19, before the fiddling competition. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Wooster residents Sarah Roberts, 17, left, plays along with her sister Rachel Roberts, 19, before the fiddling competition.
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