Here you go - a truly incomplete but earnest try at making a giant list of fiddle contests all around the country. If you find a mistake in an entry please feel free to let me know. If you know of a contest that I don't have listed, send me the info and I'll include it. Other things to remember...

1. If I guessed at the date based on previous years' contests and the event has not updated its website for this year, I made a note that I was waiting on date confirmation.  

2. Please check and double check all the date and location information before you load up the kids and the dog and head out to a contest.

3. Always always always check the rules and regulations of each contest before you enter. Even if you've competed in a contest before, you should check. Contests change rules all the time. And even within regions of the country there can be vast differences between contests. 

4. If you have questions about what is considered a breakdown (hoedown) or tune of choice or some other category, make sure to get a definitive answer from the judges before you play.

5. Some states require you to be a resident to compete in their State Championships. Some do not. You might wanna find out before you go.

6. If your songs are a little less than standard, bring chord charts and a really gracious attitude for the accompanists. And then tip them, mightily.

7. And as my dear friend John Francis always says - "You go to the contest, you play your tunes, you take what they give you, then you pack up your fiddle and move on to the next contest." Have fun! That's the main thing. Make sure to do some jamming, meet some new friends, and learn a new tune.

8. If you're planning a fiddle contest, you might want to stay away from the first weekend in August. Just a friendly suggestion... 

Contests Listed by Date
2014
Scroll down to see contests listed by state 

JANUARY


January 11 and 12, 2014
Colorado Fiddle Championships
Denver, CO
http://www.coloradofiddlers.org/state-contest1514/

January 11 and 12, 2014
Territorial Fiddle Contest
Yuma, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

January 25, 2014
Montana Winter Fair Fiddle Contest
Lewiston, MT
http://www.montanawinterfair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=134

FEBRUARY


February 1 and 2, 2014
Ajo Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Ajo, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

February 8 and 9, 2014
Eastern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest
Safford, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

February 15, 2014
Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest
Tucson, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

February 15 and 16, 2014
Dillon Fiddle Contest
Depot Theater - Dillon, MT
jeanjames@bresnin.net for info

February 15, 2014
Spirit of the West Fiddle Contest
Ellensburg, WA
http://www.sotwfiddlecontest.com/

MARCH


March 7 and 8, 2014
TN State Old Time Fiddlers Championship
Clarksville, TN
www.tnfiddlers.com

March 14 and 15, 2014
California State Fiddle Championships
Oroville, CA
www.csotfa.org

March 15, 2014
Spring Farm Day Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Dothan, AL
http://landmarkpark.com/pdf/SFD_F_13.pdf

March 15, 2014
Great Southern Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Chattanooga, TN
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chattanooga-Old-Fiddlers-Association/181652488929

March 21 and 22, 2014
Renofest
Hartsville, SC
www.renofest.com

March 22, 2014
Oregon State Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Salem, OR
http://oregonoldtimefiddling.org/

APRIL


April 4 and 5, 2014
Florida Old Time Music Championship
Dade City, FL
http://www.fotmc.org/


April 5, 2014
Cloverdale Fiddle Festival
Cloverdale, CA
http://cloverdalefiddles.com/

April 6, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA (Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association) Contest
Llano, TX
http://www.totfa.org

April 12, 2014
Glacier Fiddle Festival
Kalispell, MT
http://glacierfiddlefestival.blogspot.com/

April 12, 2014
Sumner County Bluegrass Jamboree
Gallatin, TN
https://www.facebook.com/events/1412769008975313/

April 19, 2014
Holladay Fiddlers' Jamboree
Holladay, TN
http://www.holladaybluegrass.com/

April 24-27, 2014
Fiddlers Frolics
Hallettsville, TX
www.fiddlersfrolics.com

April 25 and 26, 2014
Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest
Spokane, WA
www.northwestregionals.com

April 27, 2013 (No information posted for 2014's contest yet - I suspect it might not happen)
Alabama State Fiddle Championship
Huntsville, AL
www.artshuntsville.org/our-programs/

MAY


May 10, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Salt Lake City Fiddlin and Pickin Contest
Salt Lake City, UT
http://utaholdtimefiddlers.net/salt-lake-city-fiddlin-pickin-contest/

May 11, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA Contest
Groesbeck, TX
http://www.totfa.org

May 18, 2014
Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest
Paramount Ranch near Agoura Hills, CA
http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/

May 18, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
Mississippi State Fiddle Championship
New Albany, MS
www.mississippifiddlers.com

May 23 and 24, 2014
1890's Day Jamboree
Ringold, GA
www.1890sday.com

May 23 and 24, 2014
Vandalia Gathering
Charleston, WV
http://www.wvculture.org/news.aspx?Agency=Division&Id=2267

May 24, 2014
Official Florida State Fiddle Contest
White Springs, FL
http://www.nettally.com/fiddler/annual%20convention_007.htm

May 23-25, 2014
Fiddlers Grove Contest
Union Grove, NC
http://www.fiddlersgrove.com/

May 29-31, 2014
John Hartford Memorial Festival and Contest
Bean Blossom, IN
http://www.johnhartfordmemfest.com/

May 30-31, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers on the Peak Contest
Chewelah, WA
http://fiddlersonthepeak.com/index.html

May 31, 2014
Julian Fiddle and Picking Contest
Julian, CA
www.sandiegofiddler.org

May 30-June 1, 2014
Utah State Instrument Championships
Ogden, UT
http://www.ofoam.org

JUNE


June 1, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA Contest
Athens, TX
http://www.totfa.org

June 5, 6, 7, 2014 (always the first full week in June)
Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest
Grove, OK
www.grandlakefestivals.com  

June 7, 2014
New England Fiddle Contest
Manchester, CT
http://www.fiddlefest.org/

June 6 and 7, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddle and Griddle Music and BBQ Competition
Roswell, NM
http://fiddlegriddle.com/

June 7, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
International Music Camp Fiddle Competition
just north of Dunseith, ND
http://www.internationalmusiccamp.com/news/fiddlers-weekend/contest-rules/

June 8, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA Contest - World Series of Fiddling
Crockett, TX
http://www.totfa.org

June 13 and 14, 2014
Nevada State Fiddle Championships
Wells, NV
http://www.nvfiddlecontest.org/

June 13 and 14, 2014
Official Kentucky State Championship Old-Time Contest
Elizabethtown, KY
www.kyfiddler.com

June 14, 2014
Idaho Open Fiddle Contest
Nampa, ID
www.idopenfiddlecontest.com

June 16-21, 2014
National Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Weiser, ID
www.fiddlecontest.com

June 28, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers of Idaho State Contest
Gooding, ID
http://www.iotfa.org/

June 29, 2014
Smitty's Amateur Fiddlers Contest
Big Lake Township, MN
http://www.biglakespudfest.com/smittys-fiddlers-contest.html

JULY


July 4 and 5, 2014
Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree
Smithville, TN
http://smithvillejamboree.com/

July 12, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation - not a lot of info overall but check it out anyway!)
Pillager Fair Fiddle Contest
Pillager, MN
http://www.pillagerfair.com/p1.htm

July 12, 2014
Sauder Village Fiddle Contest
Archbold, OH
http://www.saudervillage.com/Creativity/Events/Fiddle_Contest.asp

July 12, 2014
Ohio Hills Folk Festival Fiddle and Banjo Contest
Quaker City, OH
http://www.ohiohillsfolkfestival.com/

July 18, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Cracker Barrel Bazaar Fiddle Contest
Newbury, VT
http://www.crackerbarrelbazaar.org/fiddlers.html

July 18 and 19
Rogersville Bluegrass Festival and Alabama Music Championships
Rogersville, AL
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogersville-Bluegrass-Festival/326867147435916

July 19, 2014
Louisiana State Fiddling Championship
Natchitoches, LA
http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/

July 19, 2014
Twin Lakes Fiddler Championships
Leitchfield, KY
www.twinlakesfiddler.com

July 21st, 2013 (2014 date info coming soon)
Montrose County Fair Fiddle Contest
Montrose, CO
contact; Bill Starnes @ 970-249-2251  bstarnes@del-mont.com

July 20, 2014
Sherburne County Fair Fiddle Contest
Elk River, MN
http://sherburnecountyfair.org/?page_id=59

July 25 and 26, 2014
Montana State Fiddle Contest
Choteau, MT
http://www.montanafiddlers.org/contest.html

July 25 and 26, 2014
Bluegrass Along the Harpeth
Franklin, TN
http://www.bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com/

July 26, 2014
Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest
Crawford, NE
http://netnebraska.org/public-event/music-books-lectures/51st-annual-peabody-hale-fiddle-contest-and-family-festival

July 26, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Weld County Fair FiddleFest
Greeley, CO
http://www.weldcountyfair.com/EventsContestsEntryForms/FiddleFest.html

July 26, 2014
Morehead Old Time Music Festival
Morehead, KY
http://organicconceptions.com/motmf/

July 27, 2014
East Benton Fiddlers' Contest, Convention, and Bluegrass Festival
East Benton, ME
http://www.eastbentonfiddlers.com/

July 30-August 3, 2014
Appalachian String Band Festival
Clifftop, WV
http://www.wvculture.org/stringband/

AUGUST


August 2, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Redwood Empire Fiddle Contest
Ukiah, CA
http://www.lauraanddarinsmith.com/contest.html

August 2, 2014
Medina County Fair Fiddle Contest
Medina, OH
http://www.medina-fair.com/area_info/Fiddle_Contest

August 2, 2014
Wisconsin State Fair Fiddlers Contest
West Allis, WI
http://www.wistatefair.com/wp/events/fiddlers-contest-2/

August 2, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Downtown Branson Fiddle Festival
Branson, MO
http://downtownbranson.org/fiddle-festival/

August 2, 2014
Minnesota State Fiddle Championships (Is this the real State Championship??? See August 23)
Mountain Iron, MN
http://www.ironrange.org/things-to-do/events/minnesota-state-old-time-fiddle-championship

August 2, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation - the FB page suggests a date change coming soon)
DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention
Fort Payne, AL
https://www.facebook.com/DeKalbCountyFiddlersConvention

August 2, 2014
Clearwater Heritage Days Fiddle Contest
Clearwater, MN
http://www.clearwaterheritagedays.org/

August 2, 2014
Willamette Valley Fiddle Contest
Corvallis, OR
http://www.fiddlecontest.violinsviolascellosbass.com/

August 3, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Elbert County Fair Fiddle Contest
Kiowa, CO
Contact Marcia Dewerd at (303) 773-6993 for details.

August 4, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA Contest
Belton, TX
http://www.totfa.org

August 4-9, 2014
Galax Old Fiddlers Convention
Galax, VA
http://www.oldfiddlersconvention.com/

August 9, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Strasburg Hometown Days Fiddle Contest
Strasburg, CO
http://www.coloradofiddlers.org/strasburg-hometown-days-fiddle-contest/

August 9, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Dan Emmett Festival Fiddle Contest
Mt. Vernon, OH
http://www.danemmettfestival.org/index.php/events/old-time-fiddle-contest

August 9 and 10, 2014
Wyoming State Fiddle Championships
Douglas, WY
http://wyomingfiddle.org/

August 10, 2014
Bolton Fair Fiddle Contest
Lancaster, MA
http://www.boltonfair.org/index.html

August 10, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Gene Gerth Memorial Fiddle Contest
Mille Lacs, MN
http://millelacscountyfair.com/mlcfPages/fiddleContest.php

August 15, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Ohio State Fiddle Championships
Nelsonville, OH
http://www.paradeofthehills.org/#!fiddlers/cq6l

August 15-17, 2014
Rocky Mountain Regional Fiddle Championships
Casper, WY
http://www.casperwyofiddleclub.com/

August 16, 2014
Greensburg Power of the Past Old Time Fiddle Contest
Decatur County Fairgrounds - Greensburg IN  47240

August 16, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Rochester Fiddle Contest
Rochester, MA
http://www.folkjam.org/festival/us/ma/rochester/rochester-ma-fiddle-contest

August 15 and 16
Moulton Fiddle Fest
Moulton, AL
Call Carl Terry for more info: 256-974-1689

August 17, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Pioneer Park Fiddlers' Festival
Annandale, MN
http://www.pioneerpark.org/fiddler_event.html

August 19, 2014
Williamson County Fair Bluegrass Competition and Festival
Williamson County Fair - Franklin, TN
http://williamsoncountyfair.org/Competitions/BluegrassFestival/tabid/374/Default.aspx

August 23, 2014
Fiddlers' Grove Bluegrass Competition
Wilson County Fair - Lebanon, TN
http://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/competitions/bluegrass-competition

August 23, 2014
Lorain County Fair Fiddle Contest
Wellington, OH
http://loraincountyfair.com/contests/

August 23, 2014
Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships
Lawrence, KS
http://kansasfiddlingandpicking.org/

August 23 and 24, 2014
Minnesota State Fiddle Championships (Or is it this one??? See August 2)
Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN
http://www.fiddlemn.com/

August 29 and 30, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Indiana State Fiddling and Picking Championships
Boonville, IN
http://www.indianastatefiddle.org/

August 29 and 30, 2014
Blandford Fair Fiddle Contest
Blandford, MA
http://theblandfordfair.com/inet/features/index.htm

Aug. 30, 2014, always Sat., Labor Day Weekend
Grand Lake Amateur Fiddle Contest
Grove, OK
www.grandlakefestivals.com

SEPTEMBER


September 4 and 5, 2014
U.S. Scottish Fiddling National Championships
Edinboro, PA
http://scottishfiddlingrevival.com/competitions-resultsguidelines-for-competitions.html

September 5-6, 2014
Smoky Mountain Fiddlers Convention and Liars Contest
Loudon, TN
http://www.loudoncountychamberofcommerce.com/wcevents/eventdetail.aspx?eventid=34

September 6, 2014
Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contests
Lowell, MA
http://www.nps.gov/lowe/parknews/33rd-annual-banjo-and-fiddle-contests.htm

September 12, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest
Weaverville, CA
http://tapaconline.org/eventlist

September 13, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Fiddle Contest
Pepin, WI
http://lauradays.org/

September 18-20, 2014
Hoppin John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention
Silk Hope, NC
http://hoppinjohn.org/contests-prizes/

September 19-21
Coeur d’Alene Casino Fiddle Contest
Couer d'Alene, ID
Contact Sheila O'Brien for more information

September 20, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddletown Fiddlers' Jam and Contest
Fiddletown, CA
http://fcc.mcdanel.com/FCC-Jam.htm

September 20, 2014
Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Contest
Winfield, KS
http://www.wvfest.com/

September 20, 2014
Pickens County Ole Time Fiddlers' Convention/South Carolina State Fiddle Championship
Pickens, SC
http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/547/pickens-countys-seventeenth-annual-ole-time-fiddlers-convention-with-the-second-annual-south-carolina-state-fiddling-championship/

September 20, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Ed Haley Fiddle Festival
Ashland, KY
http://poagelandingdays.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=7

September 19-21, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
South Dakota Fiddle Contest
Yankton, SD
http://www.fiddlersofsouthdakota.com

September 19-20, 2014
Arkansas State Fiddle Championship
Mountain View, AR
http://ozarkfolkcenter.com/music/events/?isofc=1&id=1642

September 20, 2014
The Suzan Hahnfeldt State Farm Insurance PA State Fiddlers Contest
Clarion, PA
http://www.clarionpa.com/event/1118/

September 21, 2014
Lyons Fiddle Festival
Lyons, PA
http://www.lyonsfiddlefest.com/

September 27, 2014
Celtic Classic Youth Fiddle Contest
Bethlehem, PA
http://www.celticfest.org/view_event/celtic_classic_youth_fiddle_competition

September 28 and 29, 2014 (this used to be Friday and Saturday, now Saturday and Sunday, do make a note of it…)
Grand Master Fiddler Championship
Nashville, TN
www.grandmasterfiddler.com

OCTOBER


October 3 and 4, 2014
Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
Athens, AL
http://www.athens.edu/fiddlers/index.php

October 3-5, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
NMOTFA State Fiddle Championship
Truth or Consequences, NM
http://www.nmotfa.com/2013-state-fiddle-championship-contest/

October 4, 2014
TOTFA Contest
Bowie, TX
www.totfa.com

October 11, 2014
Boudleaux Bryant Pee Wee Fiddle Championship (12 and under only - first prize $1000)
Shellman, GA
www.rcgvm.org

October 11 or 18, 2014 (It's always a middle weekend in October, just not sure which one)
Georgia Official State Fiddlers' Contest
Hiawassee, GA
http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/fiddlerConv.php

October 12, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee
Avoca, NE
http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee.shtml

October 19, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Illinois State Old Time Fiddle Contest
Effingham, IL
http://www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org/Contest.html

October 24-26, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
Western Open Fiddle Championships
Red Bluff, CA
http://www.westernopenfiddle.com/

Saturday, October 25, 2014
21st Annual Mid-Atlantic Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin Championship
Lyric Theatre - Frostburg, MD 21532
https://www.facebook.com/events/616731775013237 Contact: Jean White 301-724-7976

NOVEMBER


November 2, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association Youth Contest
San Jose, CA
http://scvfa.org/contest/

November 8, 2014
Utah State Fiddle Contest
West Valley, UT (Salt Lake Area)
http://utaholdtimefiddlers.net/dedicated-to-the-promotion-perpetuation-and-enjoyment-of-old-time-music/regional-contests/utah-old-time-fiddle-contest/

Contests Listed by State 
2014

ALABAMA


March 15, 2014
Spring Farm Day Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Dothan, AL
http://landmarkpark.com/pdf/SFD_F_13.pdf

April 27, 2013 (No information posted for 2014's contest yet - I suspect it might not happen)
Alabama State Fiddle Championship
Huntsville, AL
www.artshuntsville.org/our-programs/

July 18 and 19
Rogersville Bluegrass Festival and Alabama Music Championships
Rogersville, AL
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogersville-Bluegrass-Festival/326867147435916

August 2, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation - the FB page suggests a date change coming soon)
DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention
Fort Payne, AL
https://www.facebook.com/DeKalbCountyFiddlersConvention

August 15 and 16
Moulton Fiddle Fest
Moulton, AL
Call Carl Terry for more info: 256-974-1689

October 3 and 4, 2014
Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
Athens, AL
http://www.athens.edu/fiddlers/index.php

ARIZONA


January 11 and 12, 2014
Territorial Fiddle Contest
Yuma, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

February 1 and 2, 2014
Ajo Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Ajo, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

February 8 and 9, 2014
Eastern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest
Safford, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

February 15, 2014
Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest
Tucson, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

ARKANSAS


September 19-20, 2014
Arkansas State Fiddle Championship
Mountain View, AR
http://ozarkfolkcenter.com/music/events/?isofc=1&id=1642

CALIFORNIA


March 14 and 15, 2014
California State Fiddle Championships
Oroville, CA
www.csotfa.org

April 5, 2014
Cloverdale Fiddle Festival
Cloverdale, CA
http://cloverdalefiddles.com/

May 18, 2014
Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest
Paramount Ranch near Agoura Hills, CA
http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/

May 31, 2014
Julian Fiddle and Picking Contest
Julian, CA

August 2, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Redwood Empire Fiddle Contest
Ukiah, CA
http://www.lauraanddarinsmith.com/contest.html

September 12, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest
Weaverville, CA
http://tapaconline.org/eventlist

September 20, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddletown Fiddlers' Jam and Contest
Fiddletown, CA
http://fcc.mcdanel.com/FCC-Jam.htm

October 24-26, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
Western Open Fiddle Championships
Red Bluff, CA
http://www.westernopenfiddle.com/

November 2, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association Youth Contest
San Jose, CA
http://scvfa.org/contest/

COLORADO


January 11 and 12, 2014
Colorado Fiddle Championships
Denver, CO
http://www.coloradofiddlers.org/state-contest1514/

July 21st, 2013 (2014 date info coming soon)
Montrose County Fair Fiddle Contest
Montrose, CO
contact; Bill Starnes @ 970-249-2251  bstarnes@del-mont.com

July 26, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Weld County Fair FiddleFest
Greeley, CO
http://www.weldcountyfair.com/EventsContestsEntryForms/FiddleFest.html  

August 3, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Elbert County Fair Fiddle Contest
Kiowa, CO
Contact Marcia Dewerd at (303) 773-6993 for details.

August 9, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Strasburg Hometown Days Fiddle Contest
Strasburg, CO
http://www.coloradofiddlers.org/strasburg-hometown-days-fiddle-contest/

CONNECTICUT


June 7, 2014
New England Fiddle Contest
Manchester, CT
http://www.fiddlefest.org/

FLORIDA


April 4 and 5, 2014
Florida Old Time Music Championship
Dade City, FL
http://www.fotmc.org/

May 24, 2014
Official Florida State Fiddle Contest
White Springs, FL
http://www.nettally.com/fiddler/annual%20convention_007.htm

GEORGIA


May 23 and 24, 2014
1890's Day Jamboree
Ringold, GA
www.1890sday.com

October 11, 2014
Boudleaux Bryant Pee Wee Fiddle Championship (12 and under only - first prize $1000)
Shellman, GA
www.rcgvm.org

October 11 or 18, 2014 (It's always a middle weekend in October, just not sure which one)
Georgia Official State Fiddlers' Contest
Hiawassee, GA
http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/fiddlerConv.php

IDAHO


June 14, 2014
Idaho Open Fiddle Contest
Nampa, ID
www.idopenfiddlecontest.com

June 16-21, 2014
National Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Weiser, ID
www.fiddlecontest.com

June 28, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers of Idaho State Contest
Gooding, ID
http://www.iotfa.org/

September 19-21
Coeur d’Alene Casino Fiddle Contest
Couer d'Alene, ID
Contact Sheila O'Brien for more information

ILLINOIS


October 19, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Illinois State Old Time Fiddle Contest
Effingham, IL
http://www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org/Contest.html

INDIANA


May 29-31, 2014
John Hartford Memorial Festival and Contest
Bean Blossom, IN
http://www.johnhartfordmemfest.com/

August 16, 2014
Greensburg Power of the Past Old Time Fiddle Contest
Decatur County Fairgrounds - Greensburg IN  47240

August 29 and 30, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Indiana State Fiddling and Picking Championships
Boonville, IN
http://www.indianastatefiddle.org/

KANSAS


August 23, 2014
Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships
Lawrence, KS
http://kansasfiddlingandpicking.org/

KENTUCKY


June 13 and 14, 2014
Official Kentucky State Championship Old-Time Contest
Elizabethtown, KY
www.kyfiddler.com

July 19, 2014
Twin Lakes Fiddler Championships
Leitchfield, KY
www.twinlakesfiddler.com

July 26, 2014
Morehead Old Time Music Festival
Morehead, KY
http://organicconceptions.com/motmf/

September 20, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Ed Haley Fiddle Festival
Ashland, KY
http://poagelandingdays.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=7

LOUISIANA


July 19, 2014
Louisiana State Fiddling Championship
Natchitoches, LA
http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/

MASSACHUSETTS


August 10, 2014
Bolton Fair Fiddle Contest
Lancaster, MA
http://www.boltonfair.org/index.html

August 29 and 30, 2014
Blandford Fair Fiddle Contest
Blandford, MA
http://theblandfordfair.com/inet/features/index.htm

September 6, 2014
Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contests
Lowell, MA
http://www.nps.gov/lowe/parknews/33rd-annual-banjo-and-fiddle-contests.htm

MAINE


July 27, 2014
East Benton Fiddlers' Contest, Convention, and Bluegrass Festival
East Benton, ME
http://www.eastbentonfiddlers.com/

MARYLAND


Saturday, October 25, 2014
21st Annual Mid-Atlantic Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin Championship
Lyric Theatre - Frostburg, MD 21532
https://www.facebook.com/events/616731775013237 Contact: Jean White 301-724-7976

MINNESOTA


June 29, 2014
Smitty's Amateur Fiddlers Contest
Big Lake Township, MN
http://www.biglakespudfest.com/smittys-fiddlers-contest.html

July 12, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation - not a lot of info overall but check it out anyway!)
Pillager Fair Fiddle Contest
Pillager, MN
http://www.pillagerfair.com/p1.htm

July 20, 2014
Sherburne County Fair Fiddle Contest
Elk River, MN
http://sherburnecountyfair.org/?page_id=59

August 2, 2014
Minnesota State Fiddle Championships (Is this the real State Championship??? See August 23)
Mountain Iron, MN
http://www.ironrange.org/things-to-do/events/minnesota-state-old-time-fiddle-championship

August 2, 2014
Clearwater Heritage Days Fiddle Contest
Clearwater, MN
http://www.clearwaterheritagedays.org/

August 10, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Gene Gerth Memorial Fiddle Contest
Mille Lacs, MN
http://millelacscountyfair.com/mlcfPages/fiddleContest.php

August 17, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Pioneer Park Fiddlers' Festival
Annandale, MN
http://www.pioneerpark.org/fiddler_event.html

August 23 and 24, 2014
Minnesota State Fiddle Championships (Or is it this one??? See August 2)
Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN
http://www.fiddlemn.com/

MISSISSIPPI


May 18, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
Mississippi State Fiddle Championship
New Albany, MS
www.mississippifiddlers.com

MISSOURI


August 2, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Downtown Branson Fiddle Festival
Branson, MO
http://downtownbranson.org/fiddle-festival/

MONTANA


January 25, 2014
Montana Winter Fair Fiddle Contest
Lewiston, MT
http://www.montanawinterfair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=134

February 15, 2014
Dillon FIddle Contest
Dillon, MT
jeanjames@bresnin.net for info

April 12, 2014
Glacier Fiddle Festival
Kalispell, MT
http://glacierfiddlefestival.blogspot.com/

July 25 and 26, 2014
Montana State Fiddle Contest
Choteau, MT
http://www.montanafiddlers.org/contest.html

NEBRASKA


July 26, 2014
Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest
Crawford, NE
http://netnebraska.org/public-event/music-books-lectures/51st-annual-peabody-hale-fiddle-contest-and-family-festival

October 12, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee
Avoca, NE
http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee.shtml

NEVADA


June 13 and 14, 2014
Nevada State Fiddle Championships
Wells, NV
http://www.nvfiddlecontest.org/

NEW MEXICO


June 6 and 7, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddle and Griddle Music and BBQ Competition
Roswell, NM
http://fiddlegriddle.com/

October 3-5, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
NMOTFA State Fiddle Championship
Truth or Consequences, NM
http://www.nmotfa.com/2013-state-fiddle-championship-contest/

NORTH CAROLINA


May 23-25, 2014
Fiddlers Grove Contest
Union Grove, NC
http://www.fiddlersgrove.com/

September 18-20, 2014
Hoppin John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention
Silk Hope, NC
http://hoppinjohn.org/contests-prizes/

OHIO


July 12, 2014
Sauder Village Fiddle Contest
Archbold, OH
http://www.saudervillage.com/Creativity/Events/Fiddle_Contest.asp

July 12, 2014
Ohio Hills Folk Festival Fiddle and Banjo Contest
Quaker City, OH
http://www.ohiohillsfolkfestival.com/

August 2, 2014
Medina County Fair Fiddle Contest
Medina, OH
http://www.medina-fair.com/area_info/Fiddle_Contest

August 9, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Dan Emmett Festival Fiddle Contest
Mt. Vernon, OH
http://www.danemmettfestival.org/index.php/events/old-time-fiddle-contest

August 23, 2014
Lorain County Fair Fiddle Contest
Wellington, OH
http://loraincountyfair.com/contests/

OKLAHOMA

June 5, 6, 7, 2014 (always the first full week in June)
Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest
Grove, OK
www.grandlakefestivals.com  

Aug. 30, 2014, always Sat., Labor Day Weekend
Grand Lake Amateur Fiddle Contest
Grove, OK
www.grandlakefestivals.com   

OREGON


March 22, 2014
Oregon State Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Salem, OR
http://oregonoldtimefiddling.org/

August 2, 2014
Willamette Valley Fiddle Contest
Corvallis, OR
http://www.fiddlecontest.violinsviolascellosbass.com/

PENNSYLVANIA


September 20, 2014
The Suzan Hahnfeldt State Farm Insurance PA State Fiddlers Contest
Clarion, PA
http://www.clarionpa.com/event/1118/

September 21, 2014
Lyons Fiddle Festival
Lyons, PA
http://www.lyonsfiddlefest.com/

September 27, 2014
Celtic Classic Youth Fiddle Contest
Bethlehem, PA
http://www.celticfest.org/view_event/celtic_classic_youth_fiddle_competition

SOUTH CAROLINA


March 21 and 22, 2014
Renofest
Hartsville, SC
www.renofest.com

September 20, 2014
Pickens County Ole Time Fiddlers' Convention/South Carolina State Fiddle Championship
Pickens, SC
http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/547/pickens-countys-seventeenth-annual-ole-time-fiddlers-convention-with-the-second-annual-south-carolina-state-fiddling-championship/

SOUTH DAKOTA


September 19-21, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
South Dakota Fiddle Contest
Yankton, SD
http://www.fiddlersofsouthdakota.com 

TENNESSEE


March 7 and 8, 2014
TN State Old Time Fiddlers Championship
Clarksville, TN
www.tnfiddlers.com

March 15, 2014
Great Southern Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Chattanooga, TN
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chattanooga-Old-Fiddlers-Association/181652488929

April 12, 2014
Sumner County Bluegrass Jamboree
Gallatin, TN
https://www.facebook.com/events/1412769008975313/

April 19, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Holladay Fiddlers' Jamboree
Holladay, TN
http://www.holladaybluegrass.com/

July 4 and 5, 2014
Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree
Smithville, TN
http://smithvillejamboree.com/

July 25 and 26, 2014
Bluegrass Along the Harpeth
Franklin, TN
http://www.bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com/

August 19, 2014
Williamson County Fair Bluegrass Competition and Festival
Williamson County Fair - Franklin, TN
http://williamsoncountyfair.org/Competitions/BluegrassFestival/tabid/374/Default.aspx

August 23, 2014
Fiddlers' Grove Bluegrass Competition
Wilson County Fair - Lebanon, TN
http://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/competitions/bluegrass-competition

September 5-6, 2014
Smoky Mountain Fiddlers Convention and Liars Contest
Loudon, TN
http://www.loudoncountychamberofcommerce.com/wcevents/eventdetail.aspx?eventid=34

September 28 and 29, 2014 (this used to be Friday and Saturday, now Saturday and Sunday, do make a note of it…)
Grand Master Fiddler Championship
Nashville, TN
www.grandmasterfiddler.com

TEXAS


April 6, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA (Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association) Contest
Llano, TX
http://www.totfa.org

April 24-27, 2014
Fiddlers Frolics
Hallettsville, TX
www.fiddlersfrolics.com

May 11, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA Contest
Groesbeck, TX
http://www.totfa.org

June 1, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA Contest
Athens, TX
http://www.totfa.org

June 8, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA Contest - World Series of Fiddling
Crockett, TX
http://www.totfa.org

August 4, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
TOTFA Contest
Belton, TX
http://www.totfa.org

October 4, 2014
TOTFA Contest
Bowie, TX
www.totfa.com

UTAH


May 10, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Salt Lake City Fiddlin and Pickin Contest
Salt Lake City, UT
http://utaholdtimefiddlers.net/salt-lake-city-fiddlin-pickin-contest/

May 30-June 1, 2014
Utah State Instrument Championships
Ogden, UT
http://www.ofoam.org/

November 8, 2014
Utah State Fiddle Contest
West Valley, UT (Salt Lake Area)
http://utaholdtimefiddlers.net/dedicated-to-the-promotion-perpetuation-and-enjoyment-of-old-time-music/regional-contests/utah-old-time-fiddle-contest/

VERMONT


July 18, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Cracker Barrel Bazaar Fiddle Contest
Newbury, VT
http://www.crackerbarrelbazaar.org/fiddlers.html

WASHINGTON


February 15, 2014
Spirit of the West Fiddle Contest
Ellensburg, WA
http://www.sotwfiddlecontest.com/

April 25 and 26, 2014
Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest
Spokane, WA
www.northwestregionals.com

May 30-31, 2014 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers on the Peak Contest
Chewelah, WA
http://fiddlersonthepeak.com/index.htm

WEST VIRGINIA


May 23 and 24, 2014
Vandalia Gathering
Charleston, WV
http://www.wvculture.org/news.aspx?Agency=Division&Id=2267

July 30-August 3, 2014
Appalachian String Band Festival
Clifftop, WV
http://www.wvculture.org/stringband/

WISCONSIN


August 2, 2014
Wisconsin State Fair Fiddlers Contest
West Allis, WI
http://www.wistatefair.com/wp/events/fiddlers-contest-2/

WYOMING


August 9 and 10, 2014
Wyoming State Fiddle Championships
Douglas, WY
http://wyomingfiddle.org/

August 15-17, 2014
Rocky Mountain Regional Fiddle Championships
Casper, WY
http://www.casperwyofiddleclub.com/