Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival

Saturday, May 23, 2015 • 10 a.m.
Homestead National Monument (map)

The Monumental Fiddling and Acoustic Band Championship will now be known as the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival! With a free workshop in the morning, jam sessions erupting throughout the day, up to $3,000 in award monies, and a chance to win a violin, the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival is the place for musicians of all ages to be on Saturday, May 23, 2015. This is the 15th year for this festival at Homestead National Monument of America.
Still free to all participants and spectators, the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival encourages all ages and abilities to join in friendly competition. One unique rule for this competition is that all songs must have been in existence when Homestead National Monument of America was established in 1936. There are Junior, Senior, Legend, and Acoustic Band divisions.

White Mule Days Fiddle Contest

Saturday, May 30, 2015 • 2 p.m. Registration begins at noon.
White Mule Winery and B&B, Owensville, MO (map)

First annual White Mule Days at the White Mule Winery and B&B will include a fiddle contest with one division (all ages) and over $500 in prizes. Admission is free. For more information contact Ashley Elaine at 314-799-4885.

Hallsville Square Dance – June

Saturday, June 13, 2015 • 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.

Polly Burre Memorial Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest

Saturday, June 27, 2015 • 5 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m.
Community Hall, Tebbetts, Missouri

In 2014, after 15 years, the Tebbetts Community honored Polly Burre’s memory by bringing back the Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest. It was very successful with many great musicians of all ages. Once again, in 2015, the Polly Burre Memorial Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest is back. (more…)

Hallsville Square Dance – July

Saturday, July 11, 2015 • 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.

New Athens, Illinois Contest and Show

Saturday, July 11, 2015 • noon
The Bullpen, 201 Kaskaskia St., New Athens, IL

Open Fiddle $400, $300, $200, $100, $50. Four fiddle divisions and two mandolin divisions. All juniors receive medal regardless of placement. Food & drinks available. Accessible and air-conditioned. Contest will be held in the large hall at The Bullpen, 201 Kaskaskia St., New Athens, IL. For more information, contact The Bluegrass Shack at 618-475-3678 or bluegrassshack [at] aol [dot] com.

General admission is $8; senior admission is $5. Check out the flier for more information.

Gail Heil Memorial Fiddle Contest

Saturday, July 18, 2015 • 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Community Center in Lanesboro, MN

Three prizes each division, Junior division (17 and under); Open (18-59), Senior (60 and up). Fiddlers must pay a contest entry fee of $20. Admission for the public is $10. More information and complete rules.

Contact: Bob Bovee at (507) 498-5452.

Hallsville Square Dance – August

Saturday, August 8, 2015 • 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 21, 2015 • 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.

27th Branson Fiddle Festival

Saturday, August 29, 2015 – Sunday, August 30, 2015 Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Downtown Branson, Missouri

Tentative Date 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 Junior Marriott at (417) 683-2777 for more information.

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