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

June 6, 2020 - 45th 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
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Click for website.

June 16-26, 2019 -  National Old-Time Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival,
Weiser, Idaho
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June 26, 2021 - Mantorville Stagecoach Days Fiddle Contest 
Mantorville Restoration House, 
540 North Main, Street, Mantorville, MN 55955
​​Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. Restoration House front lawn
Contest runs between noon - 2:00 p.m.
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​July, 2021- Pillager Fiddle Contest
County Fairgrounds
Phone: Lisa Fletcher  (218) 330-8383

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 - Mountain Iron 38th annual Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship
Mountain Iron, MN at the Merritt Elementary School
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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 
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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.
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Click  for the website.
Click here for entry form.

August 28-29, 2021 - Minnesota State Fair Fiddle Contests
--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, 2021  - Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Fiddle Contest ​
Contest: 3pm
Register online at:
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
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