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All Winners: 1996-2000

1996

Fiddler of the Festival: Gretchen Koehler (Apex, NC)
First Runner-Up: Jimmy Van Cleve (Canton, NC)
Second Runner-Up: Palmer Loux (Havertown, PA)

Category   Winner Winner's Band Home
Fiddle        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  Amanda Dills   Cullowhee, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Matt Barrett   Nebo, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Aaron Farmer Back for Seconds Candler, NC
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
  Jimmy Van Cleve Special Edition Canton, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Brian Arrowood   Marion, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Nathan Leath   Taylorsville, NC
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Palmer Loux   Havertown, PA
1st Runner-Up
  Heather Sullivan   Greensboro, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Eddie Bond   Dustinville, VA
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Gretchen Koehler   Apex, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Gordon Myers Cheek Family Jonesville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  John Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
Certified Old-Time Fiddlers Category - Over 55      
Champion
  Jerry White   Goldsboro, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Tom Isenhour   Scottsville, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Norm Boggs   Laurinburg, NC
         
Banjo        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  Marsha Bowman Slate Mt. Ramblers Ararat, VA
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
  Jeremy Stephens Shallow Creek Danville, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Timothy D. Turner   Charlotte, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Hobart Crabtree   Big Stone Gap, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Will Keys Evergreen Gray, TN
2nd Runner-Up
  Patricia Kilby Virginia Whistle Pigs Lansing, NC
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Mike Allen 220 Connection Mocksville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Ted Sage Sagegrass Bristol, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Carl Wicker   Mocksville, NC
         
         
Guitar        
Junior Division        
Champion
  Andrew Taylor Back for Seconds Candler, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Christine DeRoucher Tune Town Atkins, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Mark Hudson Shallow Creek Dry Fork, VA
Senior Division        
Champion
  Flave Hart   Pisgah Forest, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Joshua Goforth Sun Top Ramblers Marshall, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Gerald Anderson Guitar Shop Troutdale, VA
         
Mandolin        
Junior Division        
Champion
  Andy Wood   Marion, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Ashby Frank Special Edition Lexington, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Paul Trianoski Appalachian Mountain Girls Elkview, WV
1st Runner-Up
  C.H. Linberry 220 Connection Mocksville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Ben Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
         
Autoharp        
Champion
  Mary Umbarger   Harmony, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Ronnie Burroughs   Keysville, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Shirley Howell   Troutville, VA
         
Dulcimer        
Champion
  Jeff Furman Crescent Moon Rounders Chapel Hill, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Alan Darveaux   Morganton, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Phyllis Gaskins Mallard Creek Charlotte, NC
         
Bass        
Champion
  David Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Randy Cheek Cheek Family Jonesville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Richard Gordon Three Legged Cat Wilmington, DE
         
Harmonica        
Champion
  Daisy Millet   Booneville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Ed Ogle Mountain Fling Richmond, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  David Braatz Stone Ground Mt. Mourne, NC
         
Dobro        
Champion
  Donnie Scott Ragged Edge Taylorsville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Doug Smith Evergreen Medway, OH
2nd Runner-Up
  John Bishop   Charlotte, NC
         
Hammered Dulcimer
Champion
  Dan Gilvary   Raleigh, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Becky Barlow   Christiansburg, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Neely Stansell   Statesville, NC
         
         
Twin Fiddlers
Champion
  Palmer Loux & Rich Hartness   Havertown, PA & Charlotte, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Betty Vornbrock & J.P. Fraley   Hillsville, VA & Denton, KY
2nd Runner-Up
  Gretchen Koehler & Nathan Leath   Apex, NC & Taylorsville, NC
         
Bluegrass Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
  Shallow Creek Bluegrass Band   Dry Fork, VA
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  220 Connection   Mocksville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Cockman Family   Sherrills Ford, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Special Edition   Lexington, NC
         
         
Old-Time Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
  Back for Seconds   Candler, NC
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  Virginia Whistle Pigs   Lansing, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Run of the Mill String Band   Havertown, PA
2nd Runner-Up
  Sim Top Ramblers   Marshall, NC
         
Heritage Tune
Special Recognition
  Timothy Donley   Lansing, NC
         
Novelty Award
    John Johanson (bass banjo) Sissy & the Grown Ups Greensboro, NC
         
         

1997

Fiddler of the Festival: Brian Arrowood (Marion, NC)
First Runner-Up: Bertha Piercey (Coolidge, AZ)
Second Runner-Up: Timothy Donley (Richmond, VA)

Category   Winner Winner's Band Home
Fiddle        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  David Gura   Chapel Hill, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Molly Barrett   Nebo, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Amanda Dills   Cullowhee, NC
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
  Brian Arrowood   Marion, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Nathan Leath   Taylorsville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Joseph Douglas   Julian, NC
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Tim Donley   Richmond, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Barbara Kuhns   Medway, OH
2nd Runner-Up
  Pete Cooper   London, England
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  John Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Scott Freeman   Galax, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Gordon Myers   Hamptonville, NC
Certified Old-Time Fiddlers Category - Over 55      
Champion
  Bertha Piercy   Coolidge, AZ
1st Runner-Up
  Thomas Isenhour   Scottsville, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Nick Hallman   Easley, NC
         
Banjo        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  Emily Dowden   Mountain View, AR
1st Runner-Up
  Marsha Bowman   Ararat, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  John Loker   Allisonia, VA
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Will Keys   Gray, TN
1st Runner-Up
  Debbie Grim   Damascus, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Jerry Adams   Marshall, NC
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Mike Allen   Mocksville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Billy Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  R.G. Absher   Wilkesboro, NC
         
         
Guitar        
Junior Division        
Champion
  Forest Hollandsworth   Christiansburg, VA
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Steve Kilby   N. Wilkesboro, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Kevin Richardson   Seagrove, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Gerald Anderson   Christiansburg, VA
         
Mandolin        
Junior Division        
Champion
  Andy Wood   Marion, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Amy Dawson   Mooresville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Ben Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  C.H. Linberry   Star, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Paul Trianosky   Elkview, WV
         
Autoharp        
Champion
  Mary Umbarger   Harmony, NC
1st Runner-Up
  John Hollandsworth   Christiansburg, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Glenna Anderson   Christiansburg, VA
         
Dulcimer        
Champion
  John Renwick   Charlotte, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Alan Darveaux   Morganton, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Danielle Fraley   Denton, KY
         
Bass        
Champion
  David Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Herb Key   N. Wilkesboro, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Amanda Luther   Mars Hill, NC
         
Harmonica        
Champion
  Mel Jones   Mocksville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Ed Ogle   Roanoke, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Daisy Millet   Boonville, NC
         
Dobro        
Champion
  Darin Gantt   Catawba, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Doug Smith   Medway, OH
2nd Runner-Up
  John Bishop   Charlotte, NC
         
Hammered Dulcimer
Champion
  Dan Gilvary   Louisburg, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Kathie Hollandsworth   Christiansburg, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Neely Stansell   Statesville, NC
         
         
Twin Fiddlers
Champion
  Barbara Kuhns & J.P. Fraley   Medway, OH & Denton, KY
1st Runner-Up
  Palmer Loux & Richard Hartness   Havertown, PA & Charlotte, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Betty Vornbrock & Helen White   Hillsville, VA & Mouth of Wilson, VA
         
Bluegrass Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  Cockman Family   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  220 Connection   Mocksville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Sons of the South   Claremont, NC
         
         
Old-Time Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
  Dawson Family   Mooresville, NC
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  Virginia Whistle Pigs   Richmond, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Sim Top Ramblers   Marshall, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Konnarock Critters   Independence, VA
         
Heritage Tune
Special Recognition
  Roger Howell   Mars Hill, NC
         
Novelty Award
    John Johanson (washtub bass) Sissy T & the Grownups Greensboro, NC
         
         

1998

Fiddler of the Festival: Glen Alexander (Winston-Salem, NC)
First Runner-Up: Nathan Leath (Taylorsville, NC)
Second Runner-Up: Palmer Loux (Havertown, PA)

Category   Winner Winner's Band Home
Fiddle        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  Amanda Dills   Cullowhee, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Jake Krack    
2nd Runner-Up
  Matt Barrett   Nebo, NC
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
  Nathan Leath   Taylorsville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Mandy Adcock   China Grove, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Jamie Harper   Mocksville, NC
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Palmer Loux   Havertown, PA
1st Runner-Up
  Helen White   Mouth of Wilson, Va
2nd Runner-Up
  Richard C. Bowman   Ararat, VA
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Glen Alexander   Winston-Salem, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Joshua Goforth   Marshall, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Certified Old-Time Fiddlers Category - Over 55      
Champion
  Nick Hallman   Pickens, SC
1st Runner-Up
  Thomas Isenhour   Scottsville, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Bob Anderson   Union Grove, NC
         
Banjo        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  John Loker   Allisonia, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Austin Taylor   Greensboro, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Katherine Gura   Chapel Hill, NC
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
  Christopher Ward   Advance, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Riley Baugus   Walkertown, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Brian Fain   Stuart, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Tim Sauls   Christiansburg, VA
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Billy Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Mike Allen   Mocksville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Carl Wicker   Mocksville, NC
         
         
Guitar        
Junior Division        
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
  Forrest Hollandsworth   Christiansburg, VA
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Dennis Cline   Statesville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Kevin Richardson    
2nd Runner-Up
  Steve Kilby   N. Wilkesboro, NC
         
Mandolin        
Junior Division        
Champion
  Amy Dawson   Mooresville, NC
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Ben Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  C.H. Linberry   Star, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Chris Campbell    
         
Autoharp        
Champion
  Carole Outwater   Charlotte, NC
1st Runner-Up
  John Hollandsworth   Christiansburg, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Ronnie Burroughs   Keysville, VA
         
Dulcimer        
Champion
  Sandy Savage   Brandenton, FL
1st Runner-Up
  John Renwick   Charlotte, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Clarence Roberts   Galax, VA
         
Bass        
Champion
  Bob Thomas   Blacksburg, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Amanda Luther   Mars Hill, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Sandy Lloyd   Independence, VA
         
Harmonica        
Champion
  Ken Kirby   Gastonia, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Mel Jones   Mocksville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Ed Ogle   Roanoke, VA
         
Dobro        
Champion
  Doug Smith   Medway, OH
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
         
Hammered Dulcimer
Champion
  Jim Miller   Hampton, TN
1st Runner-Up
  Susan Sherlock   York, SC
2nd Runner-Up
  Katie Hollandsworth   Christiansburg, VA
         
         
Twin Fiddlers
Champion
  Nathan Leath & John Cockman   Taylorsville, NC & Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  J.P. Fraley & Betty Vornbrock   Denton, KY & Hillsville, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Barb Kuhns & Helen White   Medway, OH & Mouth of Wilson, VA
         
Bluegrass Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  Kingsberry Run   N. Wilkesboro, NC
1st Runner-Up
  220 Connection   Mocksville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  New River Bluegrass   Mocksville, NC
         
         
Old-Time Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
  Star Mountain Band   Hamptonville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Dawson Family Band   Mooresville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  Cool Spring Ramblers   Pinnacle, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Sim Top Ramblers   Mars Hill, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Konnarock Critters   Independence, VA
         
Heritage Tune
Special Recognition
  Marvin Gaster   Sanford, NC
         
Novelty Award
    Susan Gleason   Fries, VA
         
       

1999

Fiddler of the Festival: Ralph Blizard (Blountsville, TN)
First Runner-Up: Helen White (Mouth of Wilson, VA)
Second Runner-Up: Molly Barrett (Nebo, NC)

Category   Winner Winner's Band Home
Fiddle        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  Molly Barrett   Nebo, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Matt Barrett   Nebo, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  David Gura   Chapel Hill, NC
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
  Jamie Harper   Mocksville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Nathan Leath   Taylorsville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Mary Ellen Simpson   Fairfax Station, VA
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Helen White   Mouth of Wilson, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Sue Shumaker   Berwyn, PA
2nd Runner-Up
  Timothy Donley   Richmond, VA
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Gordon Myers   Hamptonville, N
1st Runner-Up
  Ann Marie Simpson   Fairfax Station, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  John Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
Certified Old-Time Fiddlers Category - Over 55      
Champion
  Ralph Blizard   Blountsville, TN
1st Runner-Up
  Bertha Piercy   Coolidge, AZ
2nd Runner-Up
  Marvin Gaster   Sanford, NC
         
Banjo        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  John Loker   Allisonia, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Katherine Gura   Chapel Hill, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Austin Taylor   Greensboro, NC
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
  Teniah Pope   Middletown, NY
2nd Runner-Up
       
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Hobart Crabtree   Big Stone Gap, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Riley Baugus   Walkertown, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Rina Blevins   Jefferson, NC
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Billy Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Chris Ward   Rhonda, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Mike Allen   Mocksville, NC
         
         
Guitar        
Junior Division        
Champion
  Jared Pool   Smithville, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Hunter Wilson   Rural Retreat, VA
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Ben Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Joshua Goforth   Marshall, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Joe Simpson   Fairfax Station, VA
         
Mandolin        
Junior Division        
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
  Amy Dawson   Mooresville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Paul Trianosky   Elkview, WV
1st Runner-Up
  Joseph Scott   Dobson, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Charles Horton   Union Grove, NC
         
Autoharp        
Champion
  Carole Outwater   Charlotte, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Mary Umbarger   Harmony, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  John Hollingsworth   Christiansburg, VA
         
Dulcimer        
Champion
  Jeff Furman   Chapel Hill, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Sandy Savage   Johnson City, TN
2nd Runner-Up
  Clarence Roberts   Galax, VA
         
Bass        
Champion
  David Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Bob Thomas   Lynchburg, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Janice Birchfield   Glade Valley, NC
         
Harmonica        
Champion
  Wailin Woods   Nashville, TN
1st Runner-Up
  Mel Jones   Mocksville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Ed Ogle   Roanoke, VA
         
Dobro        
Champion
  Donald Scott   Dobson, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Doug Smith   Medway, OH
2nd Runner-Up
  Darrell Hobson   Mocksville, NC
         
Hammered Dulcimer
Champion
  Neely Stansell   Statesville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Marcia Wooten   Hamptonville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Susan Sherlock   York, SC
         
         
Twin Fiddlers
Champion
  Linda Scutt & J.P. Fraley   Springfield, OH & Denton, KY
1st Runner-Up
  Nathan Leath & Bob Kogut   Taylorsville, NC & Lenoir, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Helen White & Betty Vornbrock   Mouth of Wilson, VA & Hillsville, VA
         
Bluegrass Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  Stoney Creek Boys   Union Grove, NC
1st Runner-Up
  220 Connection   Mocksville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  New River Bluegrass   Mocksville, NC
         
         
Old-Time Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
  Tender Grass   Asheville, NC
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  Grayson Highlands   Jefferson, NC
1st Runner-Up
  New Southern Broadcasters   Greensboro, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Roan Mountain Hill Toppers   Glade Valley, NC
         
Heritage Tune
Special Recognition
  Bill Birchfield   Glade Valley, NC
         
Novelty Award
    Glenn Greene (Nykelharp)   Knoxville, TN
         
       

2000

Fiddler of the Festival: Joshua Goforth (Marshall, NC)
First Runner-Up: Nathan Leath (Taylorsville, NC)
Second Runner-Up: Tim C. Donley (Charlotte, NC)

Category   Winner Winner's Band Home
Fiddle        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  David Gura   Chapel Hill, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Sierra Wilson   Deep Gap, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Molly Barrett   Nebo, NC
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
  Nathan Leath   Taylorsville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Marshall Feis   Oakboro, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Julie Feis   Oakboro, NC
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Timothy C. Donley   Charlotte, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Richard Bowman   Ararat, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Barb Kuhns   Medway, OH
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Joshua Goforth   Marshall, NC
1st Runner-Up
  John Cockman   Boone, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Certified Old-Time Fiddlers Category - Over 55      
Champion
  Norman Boggs   Laurinburg, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Marvin Gaster   Sanford, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Thomas Isenhour   Scottsville, NC
         
Banjo        
Old-Time Junior Division      
Champion
  Rachel Dawson   Mooresville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Austin Taylor   Greensboro, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Katherine Gura   Chapel Hill, NC
Bluegrass Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Old-Time Senior Division      
Champion
  Marsha Bowman   Ararat, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Tina Trianosky   Elkview, WV
2nd Runner-Up
  Jerry Adams   Marshall, NC
Bluegrass Senior Division      
Champion
  Chris Ward   Advance, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Mike Allen   Mocksville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Tim Williamson    
         
         
Guitar        
Junior Division        
Champion
  Jared Poole   Hampton, VA
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Steve Kilby   Piney Creek, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Danny Casstevens   East Bend, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Kevin Richardson   Mocksville, NC
         
Mandolin        
Junior Division        
Champion
  Amy Dawson   Mooresville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  James Dawson   Mooresville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division        
Champion
  Michael Gabriel   Lincolnton, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Paul Trianosky   Elk View, WV
2nd Runner-Up
  Ben Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
         
Autoharp        
Champion
  Glenn Anderson   Christiansburg, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Mary Umbarger   Harmony, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  John Hollandsworth   Christiansburg, VA
         
Dulcimer        
Champion
  Jeff Furman   Chapel Hill, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Paul Byrum   Rock Hill, SC
2nd Runner-Up
  Sandy Savage    
         
Bass        
Champion
  Amanda Luther    
1st Runner-Up
  David Cockman   Sherrills Ford, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Janice Birchfield   Roan Mountain, TN
         
Harmonica        
Champion
  Ed Ogle   Roanoke, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Paul Hiatt    
2nd Runner-Up
  Bill Cummings   Hamptonville, NC
         
Dobro        
Champion
  Donald Scott   Dobson, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Doug Smith   Medway, OH
2nd Runner-Up
       
         
Hammered Dulcimer
Champion
  Jim Miller   Hampton, VA
1st Runner-Up
  Cindy Ribet   Bahama, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Kathie Hollandsworth   Christiansburg, VA
         
         
Twin Fiddlers
Champion
  Nathan Leath & Bog Kogut   Taylorsville, NC & Lenoir, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Sue Shumaker & Tim Currin   Berwyn, PA & Chapel Hill, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Richard Bowman & Marsha Bowman   Ararat, VA
         
Bluegrass Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  Cyber Grass   Mocksville, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Stoney Creek Boys   Hamptonville, NC
2nd Runner-Up
  Kingsberry Run   Piney Creek, NC
         
         
Old-Time Band      
Junior Division      
Champion
       
1st Runner-Up
       
2nd Runner-Up
       
Senior Division      
Champion
  New Southern Broadcasters   Greensboro, NC
1st Runner-Up
  Slate Mountain Ramblers   Ararat, VA
2nd Runner-Up
  Grayson Highlands Band   Jefferson, NC
         
Heritage Tune/td>
Special Recognition
  Thomas Isenhour   Scottsville, VA
         
Novelty Award
    Molly Stouten (played "Flop Eared Mule" backwards)