NEWS - The 2015 contest was a HUGE success! It was a HOT day and at time over 100 degrees but we had over 124 contestants - 73 of them fiddlers (56 were 17 years of age or younger) - competing for over $10,000 in prizes! For a list of this year's winners click here.
The Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship contest is held annually each 3rd weekend of July. The next contest will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 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 three of dancing, bluegrass band, guitar, mandolin and banjo.
Festivities will begin on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm with the Twin Lakes Fiddle Festival Queen Pageant to be held at the Grayson Co. Middle School. The pageant is open to any young lady residing in Kentucky. Click here for more information about the pageant.
After pageant, the Leitchfield Freedom Festival kicks off with fireworks at dusk.
On Saturday, the fun begins early on the Courthouse Square. In addition to the competition on the east side of the square, the Leitchfield Freedom Festival 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! Click here for more information about the Leitchfield Freedom Festival.
On Saturday evening, you will not want to miss a special square dance show and demonstration!
After the contest, be prepared for even more special entertainment on the square! Make plans now to be in Leitchfield on Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, 2016 !!