• FIDDLE CONVENTIONS AND CONTESTS

*   May 27, 2017    Pacific, MO   Stovall’s Grove.  Registration begins at 12 noon. Contest at 2 pm.  Missouri Traditional Old Time Rules Apply.  No charge for contestants/accompanists.  $12 admission includes dinner buffet. 18720 Stovall Lane Pacific, MO 63069.  For direction call 636-405-3024.  For contest info call 314-821-7181; www.mo-fiddlers.com

*   July 4, 2017    Bunceton, MO  5th Annual 4th of July  Fiddles and Fireworks  fiddle contest. Registration 12:00-1:00 pm  Contest 1:00  pm    Pee Wee, Junior, Senior, Open and hot fiddle divisions.  Concessions available.  Contact Sherry Craig 660-537-6969 https://www.facebook.com/events/1725318501013482/

*   July 15, 2017   Leitchfield, KY   Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship Saturday July 15 10:00 AM  Small fry, jr-jr, junior, young adult, adult, sr, guitar, mandolin, banjo, 3 divisions of dancing contests.  Contact http://www.twinlakesfiddler.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/twinlakesfiddler/?fref=ts     615-778-8804

*  July 23, 2017  Luebbering, MO     St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish Picnic, 11 am.  Crafts, flea market, antique autos. From St. Clair, south on US 30 ca. 8 miles to Grubville; then south on State Road FF 3 mi. to Luebbering community, church, and festival site (map). For further info, call (636) 629-1717.  NO FIDDLE CONTEST THIS YEAR.

August 11-12, 2017   Mtn. View, AR   Arkansas State fiddle contest  $10 Registration fee. Friday- Traditional Old-Time Ozark Competition, Junior, open and senior divisions 10:30 AM. Finals at 6:00 PM.  Saturday- Contemporary Style Competition Junior, open and senior divisions 10:30 AM.  Finals at 6:00 PM.    http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/ userfiles/events/documents/2016ARFiddleContestpacket.pdf   Contact  870-269-3851

*   August 26, 2017   Lexington, MO  Registration 1 pm, contest 2 pm. Lexington Auditorium. Up to 2 accompanists    Junior, open and senior divisions   Contact Clyde Charles shar4546@yahoo.com, 816-645-1101*

August 20, 2017  Sedalia, MO  Missouri State Fair Fiddle Championship 12:30 PM Registration,  1:30 contest  Junior, open, senior divisions, up to 3 accompanists. Missouri residents only. Hopefully this will change in the near future! Must have Social Security number for entry paperwork. Winner’s checks will be mailed.

*   August 25-27, 2017   Branson, MO  Branson Fiddle Festival and Mid America Fiddle Championship held at Grand Country Resort.  Anything Goes Contest Friday night 6:30 pm.  Registration Saturday 8:30 am. Preliminary rounds Saturday 9:00 AM  Finals Sunday.  Pee Wee, junior, open, senior, and accompanist divisions.  $7000 total prize money  http://www.grandcountry.com/fiddlefest Pre-registration available at marriottmusicstore.com under the upcoming events tab.  More info- 417-543-6158

August 27, 2017  Lawrence, Kansas  Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships, 3809 W 24th Street Lawrence, KS 66044  Phone: 785.691.7314  Email: info@fidpick.com

*  September 1-3, 2017  Grove, OK   Jana Jae Fiddle Camp and Music Festival. Weekend of workshop and Grand Lake Amateur Fiddle Contest Saturday 6 pm. http://grandlakefestivals.com/fiddle_camp.htm (always Sat., Labor Day Weekend)

*  September 2-3, 2017   Nashville, TN  Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater.  Grand Masters Fiddler Championship Registration both days 8:30 AM, contest at 10:00 AM. http://www.grandmasterfiddler.com/ GMFC Grand Master Fiddler Championship facebook page.  615-656-8323

September 2, 2017   Tahlequa, OK   65th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Fiddle Contest http://www.cherokee.org/AboutTheNation/NationalHoliday.aspx

September 3, 2017    Mokane, MO  Jake Hockemeyer Memorial Contest at Mokane Fall Festival. Registration 2 pm contest 3 pm.   3 age divisions, up to 2 accompanists allowed   Contact Jim Buffington   jrbuff@gmail.com

September 8, 2017  Alvarado, Texas     Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion Fiddle Contest  7 pm   http://totfa.org/

September 10, 2017    Hawk Point, MO   Annual Hawk Point Heritage Days Fiddle Contest.  Contest starts at 2 pm.  Up to two accompanists allowed.  Open division only. 7 places paid.  Contact Frank Stanic 636-338-4555 (always 1st Sunday after Labor Day)

September 13-17, 2017   Winfield, KS  The 46th Walnut Valley Festival.  Contestants must be registered before 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Contest Registration Trailer and be present at the contest stage at 5:30 p.m. to draw for order of appearance and receive final instructions. Winners will be announced and will receive their awards immediately after the contest on Stage IV.  BE SURE to read the rules.  Only 40 contestants allowed.  You may pre-register.  918 Main, Winfield, KS — “Pickers’ Paradise” hq@wvfest.com  620-221-3250.  Other instrument contests also held- BE SURE TO READ GENERAL RULES FOR REGISTRATION DEADLINES.
September 16, 2017  Mansfield, MO  4th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Fiddle Off. Registration at 9 am.  You may pre-register on the FB page or at Marriott Music.  https://www.facebook.com/lauraingallswilderfiddlecontest
*   September 26, 2016  St. Louis (Maplewood)  St. Louis Folk School Fiddle Contest, in conjunction with St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival.  Up to 2 accompanists allowed.  http://folkschoolstl.org/pages/fiddle-contest

  *  September 30-October 1, 2017  Tulsa, OK   Tulsa State Fair, Oklahoma State fiddle contest.  Contest 11:00 AM Saturday- Pee Wee, youth, jr-jr, junior, fun (adult), State Champion divisions.  Sunday-11:00 AM  Mandolin, flatpick guitar, banjo, string band divisions.  Contact Bob Fjeldsted at roundupboys@att.net  http://www.okfiddlecontest.com/  You may pre-register.

*   October 7, 2017 Versailles, MO   Applefest.  Junior, adult, and esquire divisions, up to 2 accompanists allowed.  Contact Versailles Chamber of Commerce 573-378-4401, vchanber@sbcglobal.net, or www.versailleschamber.com

October 7, 2017  Bowie, TX  Chicken and Bread Days.

* October 14, 2017 Sequin, TX

*October 21, 2017 Gilmer, TX

October 14-15, 2017  Greenville, TX    Bob Wills Fiddle Festival & Contest or http://bobwills.com/bob-wills-fiddle-festival-and-contest/

* October 28, 2017  Crockett, TX  81st Annual World Championship Fiddling Festival    https://www.facebook.com/worldchampionshipfiddlersfest

*November 12-13, 2017 Glen Rose, TX
TBA: TOTFA Convention