2012 Winners
Listed beginning with first place.
37 Bands
219 Individual Contestants




BLUEGRASS BAND: DJ Crew and the Old South of Mount Airy, N.C.; Destination Bluegrass Band of Mocksville, N.C.; Sons of the South of Troutman, N.C.; Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder of Max Meadows, Va.; Loose Ends of Cana, Va.

OLD TIME BAND: Slate Mountain Ramblers of Mount Airy, N.C.; Back-Step of Mount Airy, N.C.; Hard Cider of Independence, Va.; Tune Town of Marion, Va.; Round Peak Ramblers of Mount Airy, N.C.

BLUEGRASS FIDDLE: Debbie Gitlin of Walkertown, N.C.; Nathan Aldridge of Graham, N.C.; John Hofmann of Thomasville, N.C.; Spencer Strickland of Lambsburg, Va.; Daniel Greeson of Jamestown, N.C.

OLD TIME FIDDLE: Nick McMillan of Mount Airy, N.C.; Chris Testerman of Troutdale, Va.; Richard Bowman of Mount Airy, N.C.; Erika Godfrey Testerman of Troutdale, Va.; Emily Phillips of Hillsville, Va.

BLUEGRASS BANJO: Steve Lewis of West Jefferson, N.C.; Steve Chrisley of Wytheville, Va.; Larry Richie of Mocksville, N.C.; Casey McPherson of Stuart, Va.; Gary Webb of Max Meadows, Va.

OLD TIME BANJO: Marsha Todd of Mount Airy, N.C.; Jared Boyd of Laurel Fork, Va.; Ken Inoue of Statesville, N.C.; Robert Gabb of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Miguel Villarruel of Glade Valley, N.C.

AUTOHARP: Mary Umbarger of Harmony, N.C.; JoAnn Redd of Galax, Va.; Virgil Adams of Fries, Va.; Penny Kilby of Mouth of Wilson, Va.; Vickie Boyd of Laurel Fork, Va.

DULCIMER: John Rennick of Charlotte, N.C.; Debbie Toney of Ellenboro, N.C.; Dick Lamb of Keezletown, Va.; Tim Thornton of Shawsville, Va.; Alan Darveaux of Morganton, N.C.

DOBRO: Dalton Cranford of Statesville, N.C.; Robert Ellis of Mocksville, N.C.; Roger Weatherman of Ivanhoe, Va.; Wayne Holt of Saluda, Va.; Danny Hargis of Huntersville, N.C.

VOCAL: June Weatherman, Ivanhoe of Va.; Tommy Nichols of Mount Airy, N.C.; Keith Souther of Mocksville, N.C.: Paula Dellenback of Ararat, Va.; Susan Ashe of Low Gap, N.C.

HARMONICA: Glenn Zuhlke of Galax, Va.; Milton Scott of Thurmond, N.C.; Paul Hiatt of High Point, N.C.; Wayne Childress of High Point, N.C.

MANDOLIN: Adam McPeak of Max Meadows, Va.; Ashton Blaylock of Bristol, Tenn.; Connor Lambert of Troutman, N.C.; Terry Bullin of Elkin, N.C.; Rodney Hodges of Galax, Va.

GUITAR: Steve Kilby of Mouth of Wilson, Va.; Will Jones of Cana, Va.; Wayne Dye of Cleveland, Va.; Asa Gravley of Hillsville, Va.; Glenn Craver of Winston-Salem, N.C.

BASS: David Chrisley of Wytheville, Va.; Brandon Holder of Huntsville, Ala.; Loyd Richardson of Warrensville, N.C.; Scott Gentry of Roaring River, N.C.; Michael Motley of Kernersville, N.C.

JUNIOR BAND: Elk Creek Mud Puppies of Sparta, N.C.; Private Property of Ennice, N.C.; Organized Chaos of Linwood, N.C.; Spartans of Laurel Springs, N.C.

JUNIOR FIDDLE: Tori Jones of Linwood, N.C.; Kitty Amaral of Elk Creek, Va.; Kayleigh Stills of Asheboro, N.C.

JUNIOR BANJO: Ben Huysman of Sparta, N.C.; Madison Shepherd of Jefferson, N.C.; Randall Ford of Cleveland, N.C.

JUNIOR GUITAR: Jacob Greer of Todd, N.C.; Emily Long of Jefferson, N.C.; Tony Hicks of Laurel Fork, Va.

JUNIOR MANDOLIN: Austin Tate of Marion, Va.; Vance Lemonds of Charlotte, N.C.

JUNIOR BASS: Karissa Hayden of Hillsville, Va.; Katie Jones of Linwood, N.C.

SENIOR DANCE: Cherie Compton of Ferrum, Va.; Marsha Todd of Mount Airy, N.C.; Vickie Boyd of Laurel Fork, Va.; Cody Jackson of Austinville, Va.; Ben Harmon of Bassett, Va.

JUNIOR DANCE (age 9 to 16): Mary-Claire Hooper of Elkin, N.C.; Cassidy Chapman of Laurel Springs, N.C.; Matthew Baumgardner of Galax, Va.; Kitty Amaral of Elk Creek, Va.; Ruth Shumway, Charlotte, N.C.

CHILDREN’S DANCE (age 8 and under, everybody gets a ribbon): Elli Jones of Linwood, N.C.; Caleb Broom of Lexington, N.C.; Megan Clayton, Germanton, N.C.