Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship
The Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship contest is held annually each 3rd weekend of July. The next contest will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Leitchfield, KY on the courthouse square starting at 9 am CDT in conjunction with the Leitchfield Freedom and Fiddling Festival.
We have six categories of competition in fiddling, as well as dancing, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Click here for a list of the 2017 winners. You can also see 2017’s Friday night entertainment by the Tennessee Mafia Jugband and the entire Saturday competition by clicking here.
Pre-Festivities began on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm with the Twin Lakes Fiddle Festival Queen Pageant at the Centre on Main. Congratulations to our 2017 Fiddle Festival Queen Melanie Horn! This year’s theme is “TBD”. Click here for more information about the pageant.
On Saturday, the fun begins early on the Courthouse Square. A feature this year will be a return visit by Jimmy Mattingly (schedule permitting) and he and some of the original ”Orchestra Fiddlers” – Ed Carnes, Mark Ralph, Erik Payton, Harold Miller – plan on doing a special performance Saturday afternoon. In addition to the competition on the east side of the square, events are held all around the square with vendor booths, crafts, amusement rides and activities for the kids, a car “Cruise-In’, Sponsored by the Western Kentucky Car Club, and much more!
On Saturday evening after the competition, you will not want to miss a special concert by The Grascals, a three-time Grammy® nominated and two-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Band, featuring Grayson County native Danny Roberts. All evnts are free!
Make plans now to be in Leitchfield on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, 2018 !!
Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship contest is held annually each 3rd weekend of July. The next contest will be held on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 in Leitchfield, KY on the courthouse square starting at 9 am CDT in conjunction with the Leitchfield Freedom Festival.
Fiddle categories have been expanded to 10 PLACES and Prize money will increase to over $10,000 !!!
We have multiple categories of competition in fiddling, as well as three of dancing, bluegrass band, guitar, mandolin and banjo.
If you are interested in being a vendor or for a complete list of events for the weekend check out the links below.