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 (15 and under), Senior (60 and older) and Open (any age). 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.

Sullivan Fiddlers’ Contest

Saturday, September 13, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Part of the Chuck Wagon Jamboree, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 528 N. Church Street

2nd Annual Fiddlers Contest, at Chuck Wagon Jamboree, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 528 N. Church Street. Junior (16 and under), Senior (55 and up), Open division (16-55), three prizes each division. Up to two accompanists allowed. Contact: Heather, tel. (314) 494-7047.

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.

Folk School of St. Louis Fiddle Contest

Sunday, September 28, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Strauss Park (Forest Park area, near intersection of Washington Blvd. and N. Grand) map

Competition in three divisions, Junior, Adult & Senior, in conjunction with St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival and KDHX-FM. Up to two accompanists allowed on stage. Contact the Folk School at 314-441-6062 for more information.

Versailles Apple Festival Fiddlers’ Contest

Saturday, October 4, 2014 • 1 p.m. Registration begins at noon.
Royal Theatre, Versailles, Missouri

Up to two accompanists allowed. Junior (16 and below), Adult (17 to 55), Esquire (Senior, 56 and up) Divisions. Contact the Versailles Chamber of Commerce at 573-378-4401

Hallsville Square Dance – October

Saturday, October 11, 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.

Glasgow Civil War Reenactment Parade

Saturday, October 11, 2014 • 10 a.m.
Glasgow, Missouri

It is the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Glasgow. The weekend of October 11th, we will have many events going on throughout the town. At 10 a.m., we’ll be having our hometown parade. We hope to have many fiddlers join us in our parade to help set the mood for this era, and just give everyone a chance to hear some great music.

Annual Clarksville Applefest Old-Time Fiddlers’ Contest

Saturday, October 11, 2014
American Legion Hall, downtown Clarksville, MO.

Tentative date For more information, contact: Mary Jane Owens, (573) 784-9890, e-mail, or Patty Chandler (573) 485-4398.

Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival Fiddle Contest

Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 11 a.m.
Ironton, Missouri

Annual fiddle contest at Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival, courthouse square, Ironton. Junior Division (under age 21) and Open Division (over age 21), five prizes each division. Contact: Bobby Powell at 573-546-1441, Carol Kelsheimer, or George Portz (contest administrator) at 618-632-1384.

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