Saturday, August 08, 2020 / 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

State Championship Old-Time Fiddle Contest

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Meeting Place: Ozark Highland Theater
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Non-contestants: Free

Sponsored by Old Time Ozark Traditions, the 2020 Arkansas State Fiddle Championship contest has divisions for all age groups with cash prizes for all winners. Divisions include Traditional Old Time and Contemporary Style contests. Admission to the contest in Ozark Highlands Theater is free.  

Click HERE for more details or to register for Old-Time Fiddle Weekend workshops or contest.

The original and continuing purpose of the Arkansas State Fiddle Championship is to help perpetuate and promote the old-time fiddling styles and tunes.This style is often called “old-time mountain music” and is exemplified in many of the old-time fiddle recordings from the 1930s and 1940s. The contest is limited to this style of fiddling. This means no bluegrass, Texas swing, trick fiddling, Cajun, Celtic, blues, contest style, or other styles and tunes that are not considered old-time mountain music. The aims of this contest are; to help develop a more genuine audience appreciation, understanding, and participation; to preserve the old-time fiddle tunes; and to develop and encourage old-time fiddle jam sessions and contests.

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