A family from Vietnam received a United States flag and an Alaska woman was presented a Tennessee State flag during the Fiddler's Jamboree on Friday night
The flags go to the persons who travel the greatest distances, both from inside and outside the country, to get here.
The flags were presented by State Senator Mae Beavers and State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver.
The American flag went to Nica Ellis and Laela Ellis of Vietnam and Elizabeth Musgrove of Palmer, Alaska received the Tennessee flag.
The first day of the 38th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival ran non-stop from about 8:30 a.m. Friday morning until about 12:10 a.m. Saturday morning..
Preliminaries were held in sixteen categories of music and dance competition followed by the finals featuring the top three acts in each event.
Click here to see photos from the Friday session of the Fiddler's Jamboree
A new event, Youth Square Dancing, was held this year and Jackson Hollow of Franklin, Tennessee won first place. The Main Stage Fusion of Springfield, Tennessee was the runner-up.
The following are the winners in each category:
Old Time Appalachian Folk Singing (Solo/Duet): First Place- Sierra Tomlin of Springfield; Second Place-Scott Miller of Hanceville, Alabama; and Third Place-Joe Overton of Smithville.
Flat Top Guitar: First Place- Kurt Stephenson of Dyersburg; Second Place- Will McMeans of Lester, Alabama; and Third Place- Hannah Ward of Columbia..
Junior Clogging (Ages 13-39): First Place-Chris Stewart of Lyles; Second Place- Joey Jonte of Fort Eustis, Virginia; and Third Place- Lauryn Bos of Bloomington, Springs.
Junior Buck Dancing (Ages 13-39): First Place- Woody Stephenson of Nashville; Second Place- Justin Frazor of Smyrna; and Third Place- Devon Stewart of Lyles
Dobro Guitar: First Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna; Second Place- David Currey of Columbia, Missouri; and Third Place- Michael Stockton of Milton.
Mountain Dulcimer: First Place-Gailanne Amundsen of Longwood, Florida; Second Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna; and Third Place- Eric Vick of Lyles
Hammer Dulcimer: First Place- Scott Miller of Hanceville, Alabama; and Second Place- Chris Brown of Beechgrove.
Novelty Event: First Place- Siamese Fiddlers of Snellville, Georgia; Second Place- Backwards Bluegrass of Danville, Virginia; and Third Place- Dueling Dad & Lad of Crossville.
Youth Square Dancing: First Place- Jackson Hollow of Franklin; and Second Place- The Main Stage Fusion of Springfield.
Old Time Fiddle Band: First Place- Spring Creek of Lester, Alabama; Second Place- The Sow Belly String Band of Murfreesboro and Longwood, Florida; and Third Place- DeKalb County Hilltoppers of Danville, Virginia..
Autoharp: First Place-Jeremy Stephens of Danville, Virginia; Second Place- Kurt Stephenson of Dyersburg; and Third Place- Bobby Nobley of LaGrange, Georgia.
Gospel Singing (Solo): First Place- Gailanne Amundsen of Longwood, Florida; Second Place- Emily Dean of Greenbrier; and Third Place- Ty Jackson of Cedarhill.
Country Harmonica: First Place- Isaac Vick of Lyles; Second Place- Luke Richardson of Lawrenceburg; and Third Place- Daniel Amick of Pleasantville
Old Time Banjo: First Place- Jeremy Stephens of Danville, Virginia; Second Place- Eric Vick of Lyles; and Third Place- Daniel Rothwell of Smyrna.
Gospel Singing (Duet, Trio, & Quartet): First Place- Kurt & Jeremy of Danville, Virginia; Second Place- Jubals Kin of Longwood, Florida; and Third Place- Ty Jackson & Emily Dean of Springfield.
Mandolin:First Place- Will McMeans of Lester, Alabama; Second Place- Kurt Stephenson of Dyersburg; and Third Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna.
The Saturday session of the Fiddler's Jamboree begins at 9:00 a.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.