Join us for a GREAT day of Old-Time Music ! Enjoy all-day entertainment by some of the best Old-Time bands in the world – all in our beautiful, historic gardens.
There is something for everyone!
Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Woodstocks Pizza and Cuba’s Tacos.
No dogs, please.
Thank you: American Riviera Bank, MarBorg Industries, Bella Vista Designs, Spark Creative Events, Telegraph Brewing Company, Windrun Vitners, Old Spanish Days, Lucidity Festival and the Old-Time Tiki Parlour.
“One of the oldest and most respected of Santa Barbara’s now vast and growing list of festivals, the Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention and Festival, takes its “old” status proudly and seriously, as part of its very core identity and mission. Modernity and future-think are scarcely considered, in a festival that pays homage to pre-20th century American music — and its 21st century descendants.”
– Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press
Dacia Harwood, organizer
Image of Woman Fiddling On Poster:
Anita Sorrells Wheeler Mathis was crowned fiddle champion in 1931 and 1934, as the first woman to hold the honor. Her first husband died in 1933 and as a single parent she carved out a life gigging and as part of the Tenessee Firecrackers and later as part of the all-female group, the Oklahoma Cowgirls playing the Depression Circuit. After her second husband died in1974, she spent her final years reveling in her history as a pioneering musician while playing for many good causes and nursing homes.