The Registration Desk is in Room R5 near the right front entrance of the Westford Regency Inn. Sign in, pay if you're not preregistered, get a stylish wristband and nametag, pick up a Program Brochure and Grid, perhaps buy a newly designed T-shirt ($15). Then, look for your fellow fiddlers; cellists; and mandolin, guitar, and banjo players everywhere around you. A half-dozen excellent early bird sessions start at 8:30AM today, with regular sessions starting at 9:30AM.
Instructors' CDs and books are also in R5, which closes at 10:40PM Friday. Carriage House Violins (Johnson String Instrument) has fiddles, bows, strings and accessories, and Justin can perform minor set-up work for you (during the day). Jon Cooper will be making a new violin during Fiddle Hell. Magic Fluke will have their travel instruments to show today through Sunday. Dave Golber will have his Hardanger violins to show Sunday.