CANCELLED: Maryland State, Banjo, Fiddle, and Mandolin Contest
October 15 @ 6:00 pm
One event on October 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm
With great disappointment, the Town of Oakland and the Greater Oakland Business Association (GOBA) was compelled to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Maryland State Banjo, Fiddle, and Mandolin Championships, originally scheduled for Friday, October 15, and Saturday, October 16, 2021.
With the uncertainty of what restrictions may be in place in the school buildings and the availability of the facility to hold the event, planning officials decided to cancel the event for 2021.
“While the safety of our guests, musicians, and staff is our top priority, there are additional factors that guided our decision to cancel,” said Nicole McCullough, Oakland Business Coordinator. “We’ve had minimal response from musicians and guests, and we’re unsure of what restrictions may be in place when the time comes. We were hesitant to put forth a great deal of time and expenses only to have to cancel at a later date.”
Planning officials recognize the importance of the sound and history of the banjo, fiddle, and mandolin Appalachian folk music and look forward to bringing back the Maryland State Banjo, Fiddle, and Mandolin Championships in full force in 2022.