FIDDLETOWN, CA - A small town off of State Route 49 in Amador County kicked off its biggest annual event - Fiddler's Jam.
Fiddletown was established during the California Gold Rush when settlers gave up on mining and took up their instruments, fiddles.
"So, the other miners said they were 'fiddling around,' and it morphed into Fiddletown," town historian Dan Slater said.
Most of the town hasn't changed since the late 1800. The population of downtown Fiddletown is about 100, but the annual Fiddler's Jam draws hundreds of people from across the country.
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The jam is always the third Saturday in September and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.