Calling All Fiddlers!  The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro will be hosting the Kentucky State Fiddle Championship.

The very first fiddle competition was hosted at the Leitchfield fairgrounds home of the founder, Jodie Hall.  The competition has made stops all-around since its debut in 1975 from Leitchfield to Rough River Dam State Resort Park, and now Owensboro.

The Museum which is located in downtown Owensboro right on the Ohio River announced a few weeks ago they were proud to announce they would be producing the contest which will take place in March.

Fiddlers, pickers, and dancers alike are invited to compete.

Here are the general rules according to;

  1. Registration is accepted up until the number for playing order of the category are drawn - after which no more registrations for that category will be accepted (NO EXCEPTIONS).  No one can compete without a signed registration form. 

  2. The decision of the judges is FINAL. Any contestant or accompanist who harasses threatens or verbally abuses a judge or contest official will first be warned and next be expelled from the contest for the current and next year.  

  3. Upon contestant registration, all commercial recording, photo and video rights during the contest are reserved and shall become the property of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.  

Additional information and contest rules can be found at

Owensboro's own Randy Lanham, education director at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a past championship winner.

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