Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship contest is held annually each 3rd weekend of July. The next contest will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Leitchfield, KY on the courthouse square starting at 9 am CDT in conjunction with the Leitchfield Freedom Festival.
NEWS - This year's contest will expand all Fiddle categories to 10 PLACES and Prize money will increase to over $10,000 !!!
The 2015 contest judges are Bobby Taylor, Bill Jones, and 2014 US National Fiddle Champion Luke Price. ALL three have been certified as Qualified Judges by the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Association and they have each judged the U.S. National Fiddler Championship in Weiser, ID.
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 17, 2014 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. Our 2014 Twin Lakes Fiddle Festival Queen is Miss to Lacy Graham. Our Special guest this year will be Adrienne Poole, 2015 Miss Teen Kentucky United States. You can read about Adrienne here.
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 17 and 18, 2015 !!