Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest 2013

gwp_tai_pekin_0392Traditional Arts Indiana and the Indiana State Fair are excited to continue or partnership in celebrating Indiana’s rich fiddling tradition by hosting the  Traditional Arts Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest.  The contest’s mission is to showcase Indiana’s many fiddle styles, from bluegrass and old-time western swing. Contestants will be judged fairly by a panel of three judges.

Our judges represent a wide range of traditional fiddling styles and benefit from a combined experience
of over 100 years. Points will be awarded on the basis of:
rythym, bowing technique, intonation, phrasing, and creativity.

Here is a PDF of the rules and registration form: 2013 Fiddle Contest Form

Trophies and Awards

Ages 11 and under

First Place: $50
Second Place: $25
Third Place: $10

Ages 12 – 17
First Place: $100
Second Place: $50
Third Place: $25

Ages 18 – 59
First Place: $400
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $50
Ages 60 and above
First Place: $200
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
Special Old Time Fiddling Award – $50


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