Minnesota Fiddlers

Upcoming Fiddle Contests

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

April 13, 2019 - 35th Annual Pillager Fiddle Contest

at the Pillager High School North Gym 3 PM  

Click here for website

Click here for contest flier

Click here for letter

Click here for registration form

Phone: Jamie Hauge  (218) 839-5329 

June 8, 2019 - 44th 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 info@internationalmusiccamp.com to e-mail 

Click here for website.

June 16-26, 2019 -  National Old-Time Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival,

Weiser, Idaho

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June 27, 2020 - Mantorville Fiddle Contest (1pm - 3pm)

Mantorville, MN - Stagecoach Days

More information to come

June 28 , 2020 - Smity's Amateur Fiddlers' Contest @ Big Lake, MN - 12:30 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

Click nfldml@live.com to e-mail

Click here for website.

Click here for entry form and letter.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Lake Itasca Fiddle Contest

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

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 - Mountain Iron 38th annual Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship

Mountain Iron, MN at the Merritt Elementary School
Six Divisions

Prelims at 1pm and finals at 6:30pm
Pre-register by July 12th, but walk-ons are always welcome. 

Walk-ons must register between 10:30 am and noon on the day of the contest.
Phone: Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship (218) 290-9877

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Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 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 dakotafiddle@gmail.com to e-mail.

Click here for the website.

Click here for entry form.

August 29 - 30 2020 - 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 12, 2020  - Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Fiddle Contest

Contest: 3pm

Register online at:  https://www.lauradays.org/fiddle-contest-entry-form-rules--guidelines.html
NEW THIS YEAR – The Pa’s Fiddle category – play a tune that Charles “Pa” Ingalls might have played during his years of fiddling in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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 marypat@roadfarming.com 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

Click here for flyer

Click here for registration form

Click here for rules

Click here for website.

Click info@fiddlersofsouthdakota.com to e-mail