Jake Hockemeyer Memorial Fiddlers’ Contest

Sunday, September 4, 2016 • 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 Lions 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 (15 and under), Senior (60 and older) and Open (any age). For more information, contact Jim Buffington at 573-826-0775. Registration for the contest is free.

Hallsville Square Dance – September

Saturday, September 10, 2016 • 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

Saturday, September 10, 2016 • 1 p.m.
Yankton, South Dakota

The Fiddlers of South Dakota is planning the 44th annual fiddle contest in Yankton, with contests on Saturday afternoon followed by a barn dance. Read more about the workshops and other events at the Fiddlers of South Dakota website.

Hallsville Square Dance – October

Saturday, October 8, 2016 • 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.

Hallsville Square Dance – November

Saturday, November 12, 2016 • 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.

Hallsville Square Dance – December

Saturday, December 10, 2016 • 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.