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Jam at Smithville Jamboree this weekend
The 45th Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree starts this Friday in Smithville. The Jamboree receives thousands of visitors each year and offers a wide variety of music and crafts.
The small town of Smithville will become one of the bigger towns in the Midstate this weekend as it celebrates the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival for the 45th year.The annual event, which attracts spectators from far and wide, will be held in Smithville Town Square on Friday and Saturday. For those who can’t wait for the pickin’ and grinnin’ to begin, there will be a concert offered in downtown Smithville on Thursday evening at the open-air stage of Joe L. and Ann S. Evins Park across from the post office. Picking Friends will go onstage at 7 p.m. Thursday.Since its beginning in 1972, the old-time Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival has grown into a major event, drawing hundreds of musicians and crafts people, as well as many thousands of spectators from throughout the world.