Platte County Fair Fiddle Contest

Saturday, July 26, 2014 • 1:30 p.m.
Tracy, MO as part of the Platte County Fair

This date is tentative. Junior and Open Divisions. Up to two accompanists allowed. Contact: Howard Prost at 816-260-1618.

26th Branson Fiddle Festival

Saturday, August 2, 2014 • 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Downtown Branson, Missouri

Divisions: Pee Wee (9 and younger); Junior (10 thru 16); Senior (60 and older); Accompanist; and Open (17-60). Saturday, register 8:30-10:00 a.m. Prelims 10:00 am. Sunday, Finals at noon. No entry fee. Contact: Cris Bohinc at 417-334-1548 for more information.

Callaway County Fair Fiddle Contest

Saturday, August 2, 2014 • 5 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m.
Fulton, Missouri, as part of the Fulton County Fair

Tentative Date. This event includes four age categories and is part of the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair. For more information, contact Gary and Cammie Cunningham. Up to two accompanists allowed.

Hallsville Square Dance – August

Saturday, August 9, 2014 • 4-10 p.m.
Hallsville Community Building

Second Saturday of each month at the Hallsville Community Building.
4 p.m.: Instrumental jam sessions for any interested musicians; square dance instruction will be available
6 p.m.: Potluck supper.
7-10:30 p.m. (or until we’ve had enough): Dance.
The Hallsville Community Building is located three or four blocks east of the four-way stop in Hallsville on highway OO, near the water tower.
Very informal; All ages welcome; Square dance instruction available, live music. No admission charge planned at this time, but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Carry-in food welcome for the potluck supper. No smoking in the building. No alcohol allowed.
Questions: Contact John White at 573-696-3776.

Montgomery City Old Threshers Fiddle Contest

Friday, August 15, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Registration begins at 7 p.m.
Montgomery City, as part of the Old Threshers Festival, Hwy 19

Tentative date The annual Old Threshers Festival in Montgomery City features lots of music, dancing and a fiddle contest. Up to two accompanists allowed. Junior (16 and under), Open (any age), Senior Division (60 and up). Prize for best waltz, in memory of Virgil Smith. Contact Jane Johnson at (573) 684-2645 or Valerie Johnson at (573) 999-5741 for more information.

Missouri State Fair Fiddle Contest

Sunday, August 17, 2014 • 1:30 p.m. Registration begins at noon
Touchstone Energy Stage, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia

Missouri residents are invited to enter in the state championship fiddle contest at the Missouri State Fair. There are 3 divisions: Junior, Senior and Open, with cash prizes in each. If you wish to compete, please stop by the “Hospitality Caboose” on 65 Hwy to pick up a parking pass for Gate 11. Call (816) 252-5656 or e-mail Allen Wyatt for more information. See MoStateFair.com for more information about the fair.

Lexington Courthouse Fiddle Contest

Saturday, August 23, 2014 • 10:30 a.m.
Lexington, Missouri on the Courthouse steps

Tentative date Up to two accompanists allowed. Junior-junior, Junior, Open, and Senior Divisions. Contact Clyde Charles, (816) 645-1101 for more information.

Jake Hockemeyer Memorial Fiddlers’ Contest

Sunday, August 31, 2014 • 3 p.m. Registration begins at 2 p.m.
Mokane Lions Club Park, Mokane, Missouri

The Jake Hockemeyer Old-Time Fiddle Contest is rich in tradition. It is named after the late master fiddler who held his own with contemporaries like Taylor McBaine, Pete McMahan, and Lyman Enloe. The contest is held in Jake’s hometown of Mokane, Missouri. Mokane is located 18 miles east of Jefferson City on Highway 94.

The event is held over the Labor Day weekend during the Lion’s Club Fall Festival. It typically draws 20 to 25 fiddlers. Large crowds come out to listen and watch the contestants perform. Prize money is awarded in three divisions: Junior, Senior and Adult. Up to two accompanists allowed. For more information, contact Jim Buffington at 573-826-0775. Registration for the contest is free.

Hallsville Square Dance – September

Saturday, September 13, 2014 • 4-10 p.m.
Hallsville Community Building

Second Saturday of each month at the Hallsville Community Building.
4 p.m.: Instrumental jam sessions for any interested musicians; square dance instruction will be available
6 p.m.: Potluck supper.
7-10:30 p.m. (or until we’ve had enough): Dance.
The Hallsville Community Building is located three or four blocks east of the four-way stop in Hallsville on highway OO, near the water tower.
Very informal; All ages welcome; Square dance instruction available, live music. No admission charge planned at this time, but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Carry-in food welcome for the potluck supper. No smoking in the building. No alcohol allowed.
Questions: Contact John White at 573-696-3776.

Yankton, SD Fiddle Contest

Friday, September 19, 2014 – Sunday, September 21, 2014
Yankton, South Dakota

Details are tentative. The Fiddlers of South Dakota is planning the 42nd annual fiddle contest in Yankton. More details to come.

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