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
2015
Scroll down to see contests listed by state 

JANUARY


January 10 and 11, 2015
Colorado Fiddle Championships
Denver, CO
http://www.coloradofiddlers.org/state-contest1514/

January 8-10, 2016
Territorial Fiddle Contest
Worthen, AZ
http://www.yumaoldtimefiddlers.com

January 31, 2015
Montana Winter Fair Fiddle Contest
Lewiston, MT
http://www.montanawinterfair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=134

FEBRUARY


February 7 and 8, 2015
Ajo Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Ajo, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

February 13-15, 2015
Eastern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest
Safford, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

February 14 and 15, 2015
Dillon Fiddle Contest
Depot Theater - Dillon, MT
jeanjames@bresnin.net for info

February 14, 2015
Spirit of the West Fiddle Contest
Ellensburg, WA
http://www.sotwfiddlecontest.com/

MARCH


March 13 and 14, 2015 (this is a change from last year's weekend - make sure you check your calendar)
TN State Old Time Fiddlers Championship
Clarksville, TN
www.tnfiddlers.com

March 14, 2015
Great Southern Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Chattanooga, TN
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chattanooga-Old-Fiddlers-Association/181652488929

March 20 and 21, 2015
California State Fiddle Championships
Oroville, CA
www.csotfa.org

March 21, 2015
Spring Farm Day Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Dothan, AL
http://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/events/spring-farm-day-2/

March 22, 2015 (This appears to be a major date and location change. For years this event was held in February and at a park. Double check this info before you go.)
Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest
Tucson, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

March 21, 2015
Oregon State Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Salem, OR
http://oregonoldtimefiddling.org/

March 27-29, 2015 (band, guitar, and banjo contest only - no specific fiddle categories)
Renofest
Hartsville, SC
www.renofest.com

March 28, 2015
Cowboy True Fiddle Contest
Wichita Falls, TX

APRIL


April 3 and 4, 2015
TOTFA (Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association) Contest
Llano, TX

April 10 and 11, 2015
Florida Old Time Music Championship
Dade City, FL
http://www.fotmc.org/

April 11, 2015
Cloverdale Fiddle Festival
Cloverdale, CA
http://cloverdalefiddles.com/

April 11, 2015
Pillager Fair Fiddle Contest
Pillager, MN
http://www.pillagerfair.com/fiddler-s-contest.htm

April 11, 2015
Glacier Fiddle Festival
Kalispell, MT
http://glacierfiddlefestival.blogspot.com/

April 11, 2015
Sumner County Bluegrass Jamboree
Gallatin, TN
https://www.facebook.com/events/1412769008975313/

April 18, 2015
Holladay Fiddlers' Jamboree
Holladay, TN
http://www.holladaybluegrass.com/

April 23-26, 2015
Fiddlers Frolics
Hallettsville, TX
www.fiddlersfrolics.com

April 25 and 26, 2015
Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest
Spokane, WA
www.northwestregionals.com

MAY


May 9, 2015 (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 9, 2015 (This date is confirmed per the Groesbeck Chamber website even though info is spotty on the TOTFA site.)
TOTFA Contest
Groesbeck, TX
http://www.totfa.org

May 16th, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Great Big Yam Potatoes Old Time Music Gathering and Fiddle Contest
Washington, MS

May 16, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers of Idaho State Contest
Hailey, ID
http://www.fiddlersofidaho.org/home.html

May 17, 2015
Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest
Paramount Ranch near Agoura Hills, CA
http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/

May 20, 21, 22, 2016 (first year ever in 2016 - this one is going to be fun!)
Play The Gap Contest and Gathering Union Gap
Yakima, WA

May 22 and 23, 2015
Down From the Hills - Mississippi Bluegrass Championship
New Albany, MS
www.mississippifiddlers.com

May 22 and 23, 2015
1890's Day Jamboree
Ringold, GA
www.1890sday.com

May 22-24, 2015
Vandalia Gathering
Charleston, WV
http://www.wvculture.org/vandalia/index.html

May 22-24, 2015
Fiddlers Grove Contest
Union Grove, NC
http://www.fiddlersgrove.com/

May 23, 2015
Official Florida State Fiddle Contest
White Springs, FL
https://flafiddlers.wordpress.com/fiddle-contest/

May 28-30, 2014
John Hartford Memorial Festival and Contest
Bean Blossom, IN
http://www.johnhartfordmemfest.com/

May 29-30, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers on the Peak Contest
Chewelah, WA
http://fiddlersonthepeak.com/index.html

May 30, 2015
Julian Fiddle and Picking Contest
Julian, CA
www.sandiegofiddler.org

May 29-31, 2015
Utah State Instrument Championships
Ogden, UT
http://www.ofoam.org

May 30, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Athens Fiddlers Reunion
Athens, TX
www.athensfiddlers.com


JUNE


June 6, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation and the website is currently down so do your research before going)
New England Fiddle Contest
Manchester, CT
http://www.fiddlefest.org/

June 5 and 6, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddle and Griddle Music and BBQ Competition
Roswell, NM
http://fiddlegriddle.com/

June 6, 2015
DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention
Fort Payne, AL
https://www.facebook.com/DeKalbCountyFiddlersConvention

June 6, 2015    
39th Annual International Old-Time Fiddlers'€˜  Contest
Dunseith, ND

June 11-13, 2015 (This is a date change from previous years, mark your calendars.)
Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest
Grove, OK
www.grandlakefestivals.com 

June 12 and 13, 2015
The Black Warrior River Fiddle Fest
Northport, AL

June 12 and 13, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Nevada State Fiddle Championships
Wells, NV
http://www.nvfiddlecontest.org/

June 13 and 14, 2014 (Doesn't look good for 2015 - I'll keep you posted.)
Official Kentucky State Championship Old-Time Contest
Elizabethtown, KY
www.kyfiddler.com

June 19 and 20, 2015
Loretta Lynn's Pickin' Jamboree
Hurricane Mills, TN
www.lorettalynn.com/pickin

June 19-21, 2015
Maury River Fiddlers Convention
Buena Vista, VA

June 20, 2015 (I'm guessing here - it's usually the Saturday before Weiser but I'm waiting on confirmation.)
Idaho Open Fiddle Contest
Nampa, ID
www.idopenfiddlecontest.com

June 22-27, 2015 (always the third full week in June)
National Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Weiser, ID
www.fiddlecontest.com

June 26 and 27, 2015
Grayson County Fiddlers Convention
Elk Creek, VA

June 27, 2015
Polly Burre Memorial Old Time Fiddlers' Contest
Tebbetts, MO

June 28, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Smitty's Amateur Fiddlers Contest
Big Lake Township, MN
http://www.biglakespudfest.com/smittys-fiddlers-contest.html

JULY


July 3 and 4, 2015
Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree
Smithville, TN
http://smithvillejamboree.com/

July 4, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
TOTFA Contest
Belton, TX
www.totfa.org

July 10-12, 2015
Uncle Dave Macon Days Old TIme Contest and Festival

July 11, 2015
Sauder Village Fiddle Contest
Archbold, OH
http://www.saudervillage.com/Creativity/Events/Fiddle_Contest.asp

July 11, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Ohio Hills Folk Festival Fiddle and Banjo Contest
Quaker City, OH
http://www.ohiohillsfolkfestival.com/

July 17, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation - event was cancelled in 2014 but they are planning to return in 2015)
Cracker Barrel Bazaar Fiddle Contest
Newbury, VT
http://www.crackerbarrelbazaar.org/fiddlers.html

July 18, 2015
Louisiana State Fiddling Championship
Natchitoches, LA
http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/

July 18, 2015
Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championships
Leitchfield, KY
www.twinlakesfiddler.com

July 24 and 25, 2015 (This one was in the middle of the week last year but they've moved on to the weekend now so get there!)
Columbia Gorge Fiddle Contest
Stevenson, WA
www.twinfiddleproductions.com

July 24 and 25, 2015
Montana State Fiddle Contest
Choteau, MT
http://www.montanafiddlers.org/contest.html

July 24 and 25, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Bluegrass Along the Harpeth
Franklin, TN
http://www.bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com/

July 25, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest
Crawford, NE
http://netnebraska.org/public-event/music-books-lectures/51st-annual-peabody-hale-fiddle-contest-and-family-festival

July 25, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Morehead Old Time Music Festival
Morehead, KY
http://organicconceptions.com/motmf/

July 26, 2015 (nope, that's not a typo, it's on Sunday)
Montrose County Fair Fiddle Contest
Friendship Hall 1001 N. Second St. Montrose CO, 81401
http://www.coloradofiddlers.org/mc-events/montrose-county-fair-fiddle-contest/


July 26, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
East Benton Fiddlers' Contest, Convention, and Bluegrass Festival
East Benton, ME
http://www.eastbentonfiddlers.com/

July 29-August 2, 2015 (I'll be performing a Master Fiddler Set on Saturday - come hang out!)
Appalachian String Band Festival
Clifftop, WV
http://www.wvculture.org/stringband/

AUGUST


August 1, 2015
Weld County Fair FiddleFest
Island Grove Park 501 N 14th Ave. Greeley, CO  80631
http://www.weldcountyfair.com/EventsContestsEntryForms/FiddleFest.html 

August 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Redwood Empire Fiddle Contest
Ukiah, CA
http://www.laurafiddler.com

August 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Medina County Fair Fiddle Contest
Medina, OH
http://www.medina-fair.com/area_info/Fiddle_Contest

August 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Wisconsin State Fair Fiddlers Contest
West Allis, WI
http://www.wistatefair.com/wp/events/fiddlers-contest-2/

August 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Minnesota State Fiddle Championships
Mountain Iron, MN
http://www.mesabisymphonyorchestra.org/FiddleContest/

August 1, 2015
Willamette Valley Fiddle Contest
Corvallis, OR
http://willamettevalleyfiddlecontest.com/

August 2, 2015
Elbert County Fair Fiddle Contest
Elbert County Fair Open Pavilion, 95 Ute Ave, Kiowa, CO 80117
Contact Marcia Dewerd at (303) 773-6993 for details.

August 3-8, 2015
Galax Old Fiddlers Convention
Galax, VA
http://www.oldfiddlersconvention.com/

August 8, 2015
Williamson County Fair Bluegrass Competition and Festival
Williamson County Fair - Franklin, TN
http://www.williamsoncountyfair.org/CompetitiveEvents/BluegrassFestival.aspx

August 8, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation) 
Butler Farm Show Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, and Mandolin Contest - Registration 4 p.m. Contest 5 p.m. 
Butler, PA

August 8, 2015
Strasburg Hometown Days Fiddle Contest
56729 E. Colorado Ave., Strasburg High School Gym Strasburg, CO
http://www.strasburghometowndays.com

August 8, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Dan Emmett Festival Fiddle Contest
Mt. Vernon, OH
http://www.danemmettfestival.org/index.php/events/old-time-fiddle-contest

August 8 and 9, 2015
Wyoming State Fiddle Championships
Douglas, WY
http://wyomingfiddle.org/

August 8-10, 2015
Iowa State Fair Fiddle Contest
Des Moines, IA
http://www.iowastatefair.org/upl/downloads/library/contest-fiddlers.pdf

August 9, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Dakota County Fair Fiddle Contest  1 p.m.  
Farmington, MN

August 9, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Bolton Fair Fiddle Contest
Lancaster, MA
http://www.boltonfair.org/index.html

August 13 and 14, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fries Fiddlers' Convention
Fries, VA
www.friesfiddlers.com

August 14-16, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Rocky Mountain Regional Fiddle Championships
Casper, WY
http://www.casperwyofiddleclub.com/

August 15, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Rochester Fiddle Contest
Rochester, MA
http://www.folkjam.org/festival/us/ma/rochester/rochester-ma-fiddle-contest

August 14 and 15, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Moulton Fiddle Fest
Moulton, AL
Call Carl Terry for more info: 256-974-1689

August 16, 2015
Pioneer Park Fiddlers' Festival
Annandale, MN
http://www.pioneerpark.org/fiddler_event.html

August 21, 2015
Ohio State Fiddle Championships
Nelsonville, OH
http://www.paradeofthehills.org/#!fiddlers/cq6l

August 21-22, 2015
Arkansas State Fiddle Championship
Mountain View, AR 
http://ozarkfolkcenter.com/events/?isofc=1&id=775

August 22, 2015
Greensburg Power of the Past Old Time Fiddle Contest
Decatur County Fairgrounds - Greensburg IN  47240

August 22, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers' Grove Bluegrass Competition
Wilson County Fair - Lebanon, TN
http://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/competitions/bluegrass-competition

August 22, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships
Lawrence, KS
http://kansasfiddlingandpicking.org/

August 28-30, 2015
Branson Fiddle Festival (I'll be judging so come out and compete and say hi!)
Branson, MO
http://www.grandcountry.com/FiddleFest

August 28 and 29, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Indiana State Fiddling and Picking Championships
Boonville, IN
http://www.indianastatefiddle.org/

August 28 and 29, 2015 (information not updated since 2013 - check before you go)
Blandford Fair Fiddle Contest
Blandford, MA
http://theblandfordfair.com/inet/features/index.htm

August 29, 2015
Lorain County Fair Fiddle Contest
Wellington, OH
www.fairfiddle.com

August 29 and 30, 2015
Minnesota State Fair Fiddle Championships
Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN
http://www.fiddlemn.com/

SEPTEMBER


September 4 and 5, 2015
Smoky Mountain Fiddlers Convention and Liars Contest
Loudon, TN
For more info contact cpangle@visitloudoncounty.com

September 4 and 5, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Rogersville Bluegrass Festival and Alabama Music Championships
Rogersville, AL
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogersville-Bluegrass-Festival/326867147435916

September 5, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Indiana State Fiddlin' and Pickin' Championships
Gibson County Fairgrounds - Princeton, IN
http://www.labordayassoc.com/indianastatefiddle/index.html

September 5, 2015 (always Saturday of Labor Day Weekend in conjunction with the Jana Jae Fiddle Camp)
Grand Lake Amateur Fiddle Contest
Grove, OK
www.grandlakefestivals.com

September 5, 2015
63rd Annual Cherokee National Holiday Fiddle Contest
Tahlequa, OK
http://www.cherokee.org/AboutTheNation/NationalHoliday.aspx

September 5, 2015 (Can't be sure about this one - info hasn't been updated since 2013.)
Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contests
Lowell, MA
http://www.nps.gov/lowe/parknews/33rd-annual-banjo-and-fiddle-contests.htm

September 6, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Appleseed Country Fair FiddleFest
Phillipston, MA
to register email Fern Parker parkerfern@gmail.com or go to www.appleseed.org

September 12, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest
Weaverville, CA
http://tapaconline.org/eventlist

September 12, 2015
U.S. Scottish Fiddling National Championships
Edinboro, PA
http://scottishfiddlingrevival.com/competitions-resultsguidelines-for-competit.html

September 12 and 13, 2015
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Fiddle Contest
Pepin, WI
http://lauradays.org/

September 17-19, 2015
Hoppin John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention
Silk Hope, NC
http://hoppinjohn.org/contests-prizes/

September 19, 2015
Cookport Fair - Registration 3 p.m. Contest 4 p.m.
Cookport, PA

September 19-20, 2015
Coeur d'Alene Casino Fiddle Contest
Couer d'Alene, ID
Contact Sheila O'Brien for more info

September 19, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation - info on the website hasn't been updated since 2013 so check ahead)
Fiddletown Fiddlers' Jam and Contest
Fiddletown, CA
http://fcc.mcdanel.com/FCC-Jam.htm

September 19, 2015
Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Contest
Winfield, KS
http://www.wvfest.com/

September 19, 2015
Pickens County Ole Time Fiddlers' Convention/South Carolina State Fiddle Championship
Pickens, SC
http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1175/annual-south-carolina-state-fiddling-championship-at-hagood-mill/

September 19, 2015 (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 18-20, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
South Dakota Fiddle Contest
Yankton, SD
http://www.fiddlersofsouthdakota.com

September 20, 2015
Lyons Fiddle Festival
Lyons, PA
http://www.lyonsfiddlefest.com/

September 26, 2015
The Suzan Hahnfeldt State Farm Insurance PA State Fiddlers Contest
Clarion, PA
http://www.clarionpa.com/events/autumn-leaf-festival/individual-events/

September 26, 2015
Celtic Classic Youth Fiddle Contest
Bethlehem, PA
http://www.celticfest.org/view_event/celtic_classic_youth_fiddle_competition

September 27, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
36th Terrace Mills Fiddle Contest  1 p.m.
Terrace, MN

September 26 and 27, 2015
Grand Master Fiddler Championship
Nashville, TN
www.grandmasterfiddler.com


OCTOBER


October 2 and 3, 2015
Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
Athens, AL
http://www.athens.edu/fiddlers/index.php

October 2-4, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
NMOTFA State Fiddle Championship
Truth or Consequences, NM
http://www.nmotfa.com/nmotfa/

October 3, 2015
Olde Tyme Apple Festival
Versailles, MO

October 3, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
TOTFA Contest
Bowie, TX
https://www.facebook.com/ChickenAndBreadDays

October 10, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Guadalupe County Fair Fiddlers Contest
Seguin, TX
http://www.gcfair.org

October 11, 2014 (not sure if this is going to be a repeat event)
Boudleaux Bryant Pee Wee Fiddle Championship (12 and under only - first prize $1000)
Shellman, GA
www.rcgvm.org

October 11, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee
Avoca, NE
http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee.shtml

October 17, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Georgia Official State Fiddlers' Contest
Hiawassee, GA
http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/2015-events/fall-festival/fiddlers-convention

October 17, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
TOTFA Contest - East Texas Yamboree Fiddlers Contest
Gilmer, TX
http://www.yamboree.com/joomla/ 

October 17 and 18, 2015
Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest
The Texan Theater - Greenville, TX
www.twinfiddleproductions.com

October 18, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Illinois State Old Time Fiddle Contest
Effingham, IL
http://www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org/Contest.html

October 23 and 24, 2015
Western Open Fiddle Championships
Red Bluff, CA
http://www.westernopenfiddle.com/

October 24, 2015
World Championship Fiddlers Festival
Crockett, TX
https://www.facebook.com/worldchampionshipfiddlersfest?fref=nf

Saturday, October 24, 2015 confirmed!
21st Annual Mid-Atlantic Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin Championship
Lyric Theatre - Frostburg, MD 21532
http://www.midatlanticfiddle.com


NOVEMBER


November 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association Youth Contest
San Jose, CA
http://scvfa.org/contest/

November 7, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
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/

November 7, 2015
Grassy Green Picking and Fiddling Contest (part of the Death Valley 49ers Encampment)
Death Valley, CA
For more information call Bill Whitfield at 209.402.3881

November 7, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Dale McPherson Memorial and TOTFA Championship
Somerville County Expo - Glen Rose, TX

Contests Listed by State 
2015

ALABAMA


March 21, 2015
Spring Farm Day Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Dothan, AL
http://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/events/spring-farm-day-2/

June 6, 2015
DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention
Fort Payne, AL
https://www.facebook.com/DeKalbCountyFiddlersConvention

June 12 and 13, 2015
The Black Warrior River Fiddle Fest
Northport, AL

August 14 and 15, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Moulton Fiddle Fest
Moulton, AL
Call Carl Terry for more info: 256-974-1689

September 4 and 5, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Rogersville Bluegrass Festival and Alabama Music Championships
Rogersville, AL
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogersville-Bluegrass-Festival/326867147435916

October 2 and 3, 2015
Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
Athens, AL
http://www.athens.edu/fiddlers/index.php

ARIZONA


February 7 and 8, 2015
Ajo Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Ajo, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

January 8-10, 2016
Territorial Fiddle Contest
Worthen, AZ
http://www.yumaoldtimefiddlers.com

February 13-15, 2015
Eastern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest
Safford, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

March 22, 2015 (This appears to be a major date and location change. For years this event was held in February and at a park. Double check this info before you go.)
Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest
Tucson, AZ
http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org/events.htm

ARKANSAS


August 21-22, 2015
Arkansas State Fiddle Championship
Mountain View, AR 
http://ozarkfolkcenter.com/events/?isofc=1&id=775

CALIFORNIA


March 20 and 21, 2015
California State Fiddle Championships
Oroville, CA
www.csotfa.org

April 11, 2015
Cloverdale Fiddle Festival
Cloverdale, CA
http://cloverdalefiddles.com/

May 17, 2015
Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest
Paramount Ranch near Agoura Hills, CA
http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/

May 30, 2015
Julian Fiddle and Picking Contest
Julian, CA

August 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Redwood Empire Fiddle Contest
Ukiah, CA
http://www.laurafiddler.com

September 12, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest
Weaverville, CA
http://tapaconline.org/eventlist

September 19, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation - info on the website hasn't been updated since 2013 so check ahead)
Fiddletown Fiddlers' Jam and Contest
Fiddletown, CA
http://fcc.mcdanel.com/FCC-Jam.htm

October 23 and 24, 2015
Western Open Fiddle Championships
Red Bluff, CA
http://www.westernopenfiddle.com/

November 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association Youth Contest
San Jose, CA
http://scvfa.org/contest/

November 7, 2015
Grassy Green Picking and Fiddling Contest (part of the Death Valley 49ers Encampment)
Death Valley, CA
For more information call Bill Whitfield at 209.402.3881

COLORADO


January 10 and 11, 2015
Colorado Fiddle Championships
Denver, CO
http://www.coloradofiddlers.org/state-contest1514/

July 26, 2015 (nope, that's not a typo, it's on Sunday)
Montrose County Fair Fiddle Contest
Friendship Hall 1001 N. Second St. Montrose CO, 81401
http://www.coloradofiddlers.org/mc-events/montrose-county-fair-fiddle-contest/

August 1, 2015
Weld County Fair FiddleFest
Island Grove Park 501 N 14th Ave. Greeley, CO  80631
http://www.weldcountyfair.com/EventsContestsEntryForms/FiddleFest.html 

August 2, 2015
Elbert County Fair Fiddle Contest
Elbert County Fair Open Pavilion, 95 Ute Ave, Kiowa, Co. 80117
Contact Marcia Dewerd at (303) 773-6993 for details.

August 8, 2015
Strasburg Hometown Days Fiddle Contest
56729 E. Colorado Ave., Strasburg High School Gym Strasburg, CO
http://www.strasburghometowndays.com

CONNECTICUT


June 6, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation and the website is currently down so do your research before going)
New England Fiddle Contest
Manchester, CT
http://www.fiddlefest.org/

FLORIDA


April 10 and 11, 2015
Florida Old Time Music Championship
Dade City, FL
http://www.fotmc.org/

May 23, 2015
Official Florida State Fiddle Contest
White Springs, FL
https://flafiddlers.wordpress.com/fiddle-contest/

GEORGIA


May 22 and 23, 2015
1890's Day Jamboree
Ringold, GA
www.1890sday.com

October 11, 2014 (not sure if this is going to be a repeat event)
Boudleaux Bryant Pee Wee Fiddle Championship (12 and under only - first prize $1000)
Shellman, GA
www.rcgvm.org

October 17, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Georgia Official State Fiddlers' Contest
Hiawassee, GA
http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/2015-events/fall-festival/fiddlers-convention

IOWA


August 8-10, 2015
Iowa State Fair Fiddle Contest
Des Moines, IA

IDAHO


May 16, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers of Idaho State Contest
Hailey, ID
http://www.fiddlersofidaho.org/home.html

June 5, 2015
Idaho Open Fiddle Contest
Nampa, ID
www.idopenfiddlecontest.com

June 22-27, 2015 (always the third full week in June)
National Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Weiser, ID
www.fiddlecontest.com

September 19-20, 2015
Coeur d'Alene Casino Fiddle Contest
Couer d'Alene, ID
Contact Sheila O'Brien for more info

ILLINOIS


October 18, 2015
Illinois State Old Time Fiddle Contest
Effingham, IL
http://www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org/Contest.html

INDIANA


May 27-29, 2015
John Hartford Memorial Festival and Contest
Bean Blossom, IN
http://www.johnhartfordmemfest.com/

August 22, 2015
Greensburg Power of the Past Old Time Fiddle Contest
Decatur County Fairgrounds - Greensburg IN  47240

September 5, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Indiana State Fiddlin' and Pickin' Championships
Gibson County Fairgrounds - Princeton, IN
http://www.labordayassoc.com/indianastatefiddle/index.html

KANSAS


August 22, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships
Lawrence, KS
http://kansasfiddlingandpicking.org/

September 19, 2015
Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Contest
Winfield, KS
http://www.wvfest.com/

KENTUCKY


June 13 and 14, 2014 (Doesn't look good for 2015 - I'll keep you posted.)
Official Kentucky State Championship Old-Time Contest
Elizabethtown, KY
www.kyfiddler.com

July 18, 2015
Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship
Leitchfield, KY
www.twinlakesfiddler.com

July 25, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Morehead Old Time Music Festival
Morehead, KY
http://organicconceptions.com/motmf/

September 19, 2015 (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 18, 2015
Louisiana State Fiddling Championship
Natchitoches, LA
http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/

MAINE


July 26, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
East Benton Fiddlers' Contest, Convention, and Bluegrass Festival
East Benton, ME
http://www.eastbentonfiddlers.com/

MARYLAND


Saturday, October 24, 2015 Confirmed!
21st Annual Mid-Atlantic Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin Championship
Lyric Theatre - Frostburg, MD 21532
http://www.midatlanticfiddle.com

MASSACHUSETTS


August 9, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Bolton Fair Fiddle Contest
Lancaster, MA
http://www.boltonfair.org/index.html

August 15, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Rochester Fiddle Contest
Rochester, MA
http://www.folkjam.org/festival/us/ma/rochester/rochester-ma-fiddle-contest

August 28 and 29, 2015 (information not updated since 2013 - check before you go)
Blandford Fair Fiddle Contest
Blandford, MA
http://theblandfordfair.com/inet/features/index.htm

September 5, 2015 (Can't be sure about this one - info hasn't been updated since 2013.)
Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contests
Lowell, MA
http://www.nps.gov/lowe/parknews/33rd-annual-banjo-and-fiddle-contests.htm

September 6, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Appleseed Country Fair FiddleFest
Phillipston, MA
to register email Fern Parker parkerfern@gmail.com or go to www.appleseed.org

MINNESOTA


April 11, 2015
Pillager Fair Fiddle Contest
Pillager, MN
http://www.pillagerfair.com/fiddler-s-contest.htm

June 28, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Smitty's Amateur Fiddlers Contest
Big Lake Township, MN
http://www.biglakespudfest.com/smittys-fiddlers-contest.html

August 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Minnesota State Fiddle Championships
Mountain Iron, MN
http://www.mesabisymphonyorchestra.org/FiddleContest/

August 9, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Dakota County Fair Fiddle Contest  1 p.m.  
Farmington, MN

August 16, 2015
Pioneer Park Fiddlers' Festival
Annandale, MN
http://www.pioneerpark.org/fiddler_event.html

August 29 and 30, 2015
Minnesota State Fair Fiddle Championships
Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN
http://www.fiddlemn.com/

September 27, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
36th Terrace Mills Fiddle Contest  1 p.m.
Terrace, MN

MISSISSIPPI


May 16th, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Great Big Yam Potatoes Old Time Music Gathering and Fiddle Contest
Washington, MS

May 22 and 23, 2015
Down From the Hills - Mississippi Bluegrass Championship
New Albany, MS
www.mississippifiddlers.com

MISSOURI


June 27, 2015
Polly Burre Memorial Old Time Fiddlers' Contest
Tebbetts, MO

August 28-30, 2015
Branson Fiddle Festival (I'll be judging so come out and compete and say hi!)
Branson, MO

October 3, 2015
Olde Tyme Apple Festival
Versailles, MO
http://versailleschamber.com/applefestival/

MONTANA


January 31, 2015
Montana Winter Fair Fiddle Contest
Lewiston, MT
http://www.montanawinterfair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=134

February 14, 2015
Dillon FIddle Contest
Dillon, MT
jeanjames@bresnin.net for info

April 11, 2015
Glacier Fiddle Festival
Kalispell, MT
http://glacierfiddlefestival.blogspot.com/

July 24 and 25, 2015
Montana State Fiddle Contest
Choteau, MT
http://www.montanafiddlers.org/contest.html

NEBRASKA


July 25, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest
Crawford, NE
http://netnebraska.org/public-event/music-books-lectures/51st-annual-peabody-hale-fiddle-contest-and-family-festival

October 11, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee
Avoca, NE
http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee.shtml

NEVADA


June 12 and 13, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Nevada State Fiddle Championships
Wells, NV
http://www.nvfiddlecontest.org/

NEW MEXICO


June 5 and 6, 2015
Fiddle and Griddle Music and BBQ Competition
Roswell, NM
http://fiddlegriddle.com/

October 2-4, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
NMOTFA State Fiddle Championship
Truth or Consequences, NM
http://www.nmotfa.com/nmotfa/

NORTH CAROLINA


May 21-23, 2015
Fiddlers Grove Contest
Union Grove, NC
http://www.fiddlersgrove.com/

September 17-19, 2015
Hoppin John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention
Silk Hope, NC
http://hoppinjohn.org/contests-prizes/

NORTH DAKOTA


June 6, 2015    
39th Annual International Old-Time Fiddlers‘  Contest
Dunseith, ND


OHIO


July 11, 2015
Sauder Village Fiddle Contest
Archbold, OH
http://www.saudervillage.com/Creativity/Events/Fiddle_Contest.asp

July 11, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Ohio Hills Folk Festival Fiddle and Banjo Contest
Quaker City, OH
http://www.ohiohillsfolkfestival.com/

August 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Medina County Fair Fiddle Contest
Medina, OH
http://www.medina-fair.com/area_info/Fiddle_Contest

August 8, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Dan Emmett Festival Fiddle Contest
Mt. Vernon, OH
http://www.danemmettfestival.org/index.php/events/old-time-fiddle-contest

August 21, 2015
Ohio State Fiddle Championships
Nelsonville, OH
http://www.paradeofthehills.org/#!fiddlers/cq6l

August 29, 2015
Lorain County Fair Fiddle Contest
Wellington, OH
www.fairfiddle.com

OKLAHOMA

June 11-13, 2015 (This is a date change from previous years, mark your calendars.)
Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest
Grove, OK
www.grandlakefestivals.com 

September 5, 2015 (always Saturday of Labor Day Weekend in conjunction with the Jana Jae Fiddle Camp)
Grand Lake Amateur Fiddle Contest
Grove, OK
www.grandlakefestivals.com   

September 5, 2015
63rd Annual Cherokee National Holiday Fiddle Contest
Tahlequa, OK

OREGON


March 21, 2015
Oregon State Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
Salem, OR
http://oregonoldtimefiddling.org/

August 1, 2015
Willamette Valley Fiddle Contest
Corvallis, OR
http://willamettevalleyfiddlecontest.com/

PENNSYLVANIA


August 8, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation) 
Butler Farm Show Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, and Mandolin Contest - Registration 4 p.m. Contest 5 p.m. 
Butler, PA

September 12, 2015
U.S. Scottish Fiddling National Championships
Edinboro, PA
http://scottishfiddlingrevival.com/competitions-resultsguidelines-for-competit.html

September 19, 2015
Cookport Fair - Registration 3 p.m. Contest 4 p.m.
Cookport, PA

September 20, 2015
Lyons Fiddle Festival
Lyons, PA
http://www.lyonsfiddlefest.com/

September 26, 2015
The Suzan Hahnfeldt State Farm Insurance PA State Fiddlers Contest
Clarion, PA
http://www.clarionpa.com/events/autumn-leaf-festival/individual-events/

September 26, 2015
Celtic Classic Youth Fiddle Contest
Bethlehem, PA
http://www.celticfest.org/view_event/celtic_classic_youth_fiddle_competition

SOUTH CAROLINA


March 27-29, 2015 (band, guitar, and banjo contest only - no specific fiddle categories)
Renofest
Hartsville, SC
www.renofest.com

September 19, 2015
Pickens County Ole Time Fiddlers' Convention/South Carolina State Fiddle Championship
Pickens, SC
http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1175/annual-south-carolina-state-fiddling-championship-at-hagood-mill/

SOUTH DAKOTA


September 18-20, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
South Dakota Fiddle Contest
Yankton, SD
http://www.fiddlersofsouthdakota.com 

TENNESSEE


March 13 and 14, 2015 (this is a change from last year's weekend - make sure you check your calendar)
TN State Old Time Fiddlers Championship
Clarksville, TN
www.tnfiddlers.com

March 14, 2015
Great Southern Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Chattanooga, TN
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chattanooga-Old-Fiddlers-Association/181652488929

April 11, 2015
Sumner County Bluegrass Jamboree
Gallatin, TN
https://www.facebook.com/events/1412769008975313/

April 18, 2015
Holladay Fiddlers' Jamboree
Holladay, TN
http://www.holladaybluegrass.com/

June 19 and 20, 2015
Loretta Lynn's Pickin' Jamboree
Hurricane Mills, TN

July 3 and 4, 2015
Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree
Smithville, TN
http://smithvillejamboree.com/

July 10-12, 2015
Uncle Dave Macon Days Old TIme Contest and Festival

July 24 and 25, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Bluegrass Along the Harpeth
Franklin, TN
http://www.bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com/

August 8, 2015
Williamson County Fair Bluegrass Competition and Festival
Williamson County Fair - Franklin, TN
http://www.williamsoncountyfair.org/CompetitiveEvents/BluegrassFestival.aspx

August 22, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers' Grove Bluegrass Competition
Wilson County Fair - Lebanon, TN
http://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/competitions/bluegrass-competition

September 4 and 5, 2015
Smoky Mountain Fiddlers Convention and Liars Contest
Loudon, TN
For more info contact cpangle@visitloudoncounty.com

September 26 and 27, 2015 (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


March 28, 2015
Cowboy True Fiddle Contest
Wichita Falls, TX

April 3 and 4, 2015
TOTFA (Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association) Contest
Llano, TX

April 23-26, 2015
Fiddlers Frolics
Hallettsville, TX
www.fiddlersfrolics.com

May 9, 2015
TOTFA Contest
Groesbeck, TX
http://www.totfa.org

May 30, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Athens Fiddlers Reunion
Athens, TX
www.athensfiddlers.com

July 4, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
TOTFA Contest
Belton, TX

October 3, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
TOTFA Contest
Bowie, TX
https://www.facebook.com/ChickenAndBreadDays

October 10, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Guadalupe County Fair Fiddlers Contest
Seguin, TX

October 17, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
TOTFA Contest - East Texas Yamboree Fiddlers Contest
Gilmer, TX

October 17 and 18, 2015
Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest
The Texan Theater - Greenville, TX
www.twinfiddleproductions.com

October 24, 2015
World Championship Fiddlers Festival
Crockett, TX
https://www.facebook.com/worldchampionshipfiddlersfest?fref=nf

November 8, 2014
Dale McPherson Memorial and TOTFA Championship
Somerville County Expo - Glen Rose, TX

UTAH


May 19, 2015 (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 29-31, 2015
Utah State Instrument Championships
Ogden, UT
http://www.ofoam.org/

November 7, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
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 17, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation - event was cancelled in 2014 but they are planning to return in 2015)
Cracker Barrel Bazaar Fiddle Contest
Newbury, VT
http://www.crackerbarrelbazaar.org/fiddlers.html

VIRGINIA


June 19-21, 2015
Maury River Fiddlers Convention
Buena Vista, VA

June 26 and 17, 2015
Grayson County Fiddlers Convention
Elk Creek, VA

August 3-8, 2015
Galax Old Fiddlers Convention
Galax, VA
http://www.oldfiddlersconvention.com/

August 13 and 14, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fries Fiddlers' Convention
Fries, VA

WASHINGTON


February 14, 2015
Spirit of the West Fiddle Contest
Ellensburg, WA
http://www.sotwfiddlecontest.com/

April 24 and 25, 2015
Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest
Spokane, WA
www.northwestregionals.com

May 20, 21, 22, 2016 (first year ever in 2016 - this one is going to be fun!)
Play The Gap Contest and Gathering Union Gap
Yakima, WA

May 29-30, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Fiddlers on the Peak Contest
Chewelah, WA
http://fiddlersonthepeak.com/index.htm

July 24 and 25, 2014  (This one was in the middle of the week last year but they've moved on to the weekend now so get there!)
Columbia Gorge Fiddle Contest
Stevenson, WA
www.twinfiddleproductions.com

WEST VIRGINIA


May 22-24, 2015
Vandalia Gathering
Charleston, WV
http://www.wvculture.org/vandalia/index.html

July 29-August 2, 2015 (I'll be performing a Master Fiddler Set on Saturday - come hang out!)
Appalachian String Band Festival
Clifftop, WV
http://www.wvculture.org/stringband/

WISCONSIN


August 1, 2015 (waiting on date confirmation)
Wisconsin State Fair Fiddlers Contest
West Allis, WI
http://www.wistatefair.com/wp/events/fiddlers-contest-2/

September 12 and 13, 2015
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Fiddle Contest
Pepin, WI
http://lauradays.org/

WYOMING


August 8 and 9, 2015
Wyoming State Fiddle Championships
Douglas, WY
http://wyomingfiddle.org/

August 14-16, 2015
Rocky Mountain Regional Fiddle Championships
Casper, WY
http://www.casperwyofiddleclub.com/