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.