The first day of the 36th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival ran non-stop from about 9:00 a.m. Friday to 12:50 a.m. Saturday morning
Preliminaries were held in fifteen categories of music and dance competition followed by the finals featuring the top three acts in each event.
The following are the winners in each category:
Old Time Appalachian Folk Singing (Solo/Duet): First Place- Susie Coleman of Pegram, Tennessee. Second Place- Ty Jackson of Springfield. Third Place- Jack Horner and John Conner of Nashville.
Flat Top Guitar: First Place-Matthew Wingate of Lacey Springs, Alabama. Second Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna. Third Place- Will McMeans of Lester, Alabama.
Junior Clogging (Ages 13-39): First Place- Amanda Herron of Algood. Second Place- Joey Jonte of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Third Place- Emily Dean of Springfield.
Junior Buck Dancing (Ages 13-39): First Place- Kory Posey of Murfreesboro. Second Place- Justin Frazor of Smyrna. Third Place- Amanda Herron of Algood
Dobro Guitar: First Place-Rob Pearcy of Smyrna. Second Place- Will McMeans of Lester, Alabama. Third Place- Charles Butler of Nashville.
Mountain Dulcimer: First Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna. Second Place- Eric Vick of Lyles. Third Place- Isaac Vick of Lyles.
Hammer Dulcimer: First Place- Agene Parsons of Ooltewah. Second Place- Beth James of Newport. Third Place-Michael Brown of Beechgrove.
Novelty Event: First Place- Aerin and Emma DeJarnette of Snellville, Georgia. Second Place- Rob Pearcy and Heather Curry of Smyrna and Joelton. Third Place- Red and Jenny Denton of Joelton.
Old Time Fiddle Band: First Place- Blue Creek Ramblers of Waverly. Second Place- Slim Chance Band of Smyrna. Third Place- Coon Branch String Band of Murfreesboro.
Autoharp: First Place-John Dalton of Longview, Texas. Second Place- Bobby Nobley of LaGrange, Georgia. Third Place- Bill Rothe of Estill Springs.
Gospel Singing (Solo): First Place- Sydni Perry of Franklin. Second Place- Ty Jackson of Springfield. Third Place- Emily Dean of Springfield.
Country Harmonica: First Place-Ronnie Murphy of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Second Place- Lewis Taylor of Ringgold, Georgia. Third Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna.
Old Time Banjo: First Place- Rebekah Weiler of Murfreesboro. Second Place-Ben Bateson of Murfreesboro. Third Place- Eric Vick of Lyles.
Gospel Singing (Duet, Trio, & Quartet): First Place- Wildberries of Springfield. Second Place- The Greens of Ripley, Mississippi. Third Place- Eastern Sky of Morrow, Ohio.
Mandolin: First Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna. Second Place-Jesse Daniel of Toney, Alabama. Third Place- Will McMeans of Lester, Alabama.
State Senator Mae Beavers presented a United States flag to a member of the audience from China and a Tennessee State flag to a visitor from Seattle, Washington.
The flags go to the persons who travel the greatest distances, both from inside and outside the country, to get here.