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National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival

The National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival is a major musical event in the United States, held over the third full week of June in Weiser, Idaho, where fiddling was first heard in 1863. In 1963, in conjunction with Idaho's Centennial, the competition officially became the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest. Awards are given for the national champion in several categories, with contestants having won their spot through competitions in other states. Besides music, there is a fiddlers parade, street dancing, and sing-alongs. More...
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National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival
The National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival is a major musical event in the United States, held over the third full week of June in Weiser, Idaho, where fiddling was first heard in 1863. In 1963, in conjunction with Idaho's Centennial, the competition officially became the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest. Awards are given for the national champion in several categories, with contestants having won their spot through competitions in other states. Besides music, there is a fiddlers parade, street dancing, and sing-alongs.
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The National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival

- Fiddle contests first appeared in the U.S. in November of 1736.
- The first recorded fiddle contest was held as part of a St. Andrew’s Day celebration.
- The best fiddler was to win an Italian made Cremona fiddle.
- The next year only the first twenty fiddlers to sign up were allowed to play.
- After they played their tune they were asked to play another tune for entertainment.
- Sometimes fiddle contests were simply groups of local fiddlers getting together to determine who was the “best” fiddler.
- At times prizes were awarded but many fiddlers saw that as less important than the prestige attached to winning the contest.
- The fiddlers and the audience took these contests seriously, it was a matter of great local pride for a county to have a champion fiddler.

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