Minnesota Fiddlers

Upcoming Fiddle Contests

As festival dates are announced, they will be updated below.

April 7, 2018 - 34rd Annual Pillager Fiddle Contest

@Pillager High School North Gym 7 PM

7 & under; 8-15; 16-30; 31-45; 46-64; 65+

Click here for website

Click here for contest letter

Click here for entry form

Phone: Lisa Fletcher  (218) 330-8383 

June 9, 2018 - 43rd Annual International Old-Time Fiddlers‘ Contest

--sponsored by the International Music Camp & ND Old-Time Fiddlers Association

Address: 111 11th Ave. SW, Minot, ND 58701

Click here to e-mail 

Click here for website.

June 17-23, 2018 -  National Old-Time Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival,

Weiser, Idaho

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June 24 , 2018 - Smity's Amateur Fiddlers' Contest @ Big Lake, MN - 11:00 am

- Sponsored by Big Lake Spud Fest and Big Lake Lioness Club

Big Lake, MN at Big Lake Schools on Minn. Ave.:
21540 County Road 43,
Big Lake, MN 55309

Phone: Dee Leslie (763) 263-2218

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Click here for entry form and letter.

Click here for flier.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - Lake Itasca Fiddle Contest

9:00am - 11:30am
Lake Itasca State Park
here for website.

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 - Mountain Iron 36th annual Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship

Mountain Iron, MN at the Merritt Elementary School
Six Divisions

Prelims at 1 and finals at 6:30pm
All from U.S. and Canada are welcome
Workshops, Jam Sessions, and Cash Prizes totaling: $2,525!
Phone: Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship (218) 290-9877

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Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Dakota County Fair Fiddle Contest 

Dakota County fairground in Farmington, MN
Dakota City Pavilion (the Gazebo in Dakota City)

Categories: Junior (12 and under), Young Adult(13-19years), Adult(20+) and Open (anyone)
Registration: 10 am - 10:45 am

Contest: 11am - 1pm

Register via e-mail (link below) or register on-site on the day of the contest.

Click here to e-mail.

Click here for the website

August 25 - 26 2018 - Minnesota State Fair Fiddle Contests

11:30 a.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. Sunday

--sponsored by the MSFA and the Minnesota State Fair at the State Fair in St. Paul Program,

Click here for rules and forms.

Saturday, September 8, 2018  - Laura Ingalls Wilder Days 14th Annual Old-Tyme Fiddle Contest

Registration: 1pm to 2:30pm - Contest: 3pm

Pepin, Wisconsin
Phone: MaryPat Kleven (507) 298-3016

Click here for registration form pdf

Click here for contest rules pdf
Click here for website and online registration form

Click here for e-mail.

September 7,8,9, 2018 46th annual South Dakota Old Time Fiddle Contest and Jamboree

Location: Pine Acres Fairgrounds 4-H Building

Address: 901 Whiting Drive, Yankton, SD 57078

Contact: South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers Association, P.O. Box 2941,

Sioux Falls, SD 57101

Call: (605) 880-0436

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Click here for registration form

Click here for rules

Click here for website.

Click here to e-mail

Sunday, Sept 30, 2018 - Historic Terrace Mill

The fiddle contest has been cancelled.  However, there is an opportunity for fiddlers to perform (non-competatively) and jam with Eric Christopher and the High48's

To see more details on the Upcoming Workshops page - click here.