The City of Leitchfield has announced that the Leitchfield Freedom Festival and Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship will be cancelled for 2020 due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of the participants, audience and the community. 


We would like to thank all the participants who had committed to attend this year and hope you understand that safety is our number one concern. Please mark your calendars to join us for the 2021 Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship to be held on Saturday July 17, 2021.



The Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship contest is held annually each 3rd weekend of July.  The next contest will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Leitchfield, KY on the courthouse square starting at 9 am CDT in conjunction with the Leitchfield Fiddling Festival.  The event will be aired LIVE on Livestream and is free: Go to https://livestream.com/Fiddle/2020TwinLakesFiddlerChampionship


NEW for 2020: Prizes have been increased in all categories - now offering over $12,000 in total prizes! The combined fiddle prizes are the BIGGEST east of the Mississippi!


We have six categories of competition in fiddling, as well as dancing, guitar, mandolin and banjo.  All six Fiddle categories are Certified by the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest at Weiser, Idaho.

Click here for more information about the contest.


The Twin Lakes Fiddle Festival Queen Pageant will not be held this year. For more information about the pageant you can click here.


Pre-Festivities will begin on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm with events around the city and Courthouse Square.


On Saturday, the fun will begin early on the Courthouse Square.  Several special performances are planned throughout the day. In addition to the competition on the east side of the square, the Leitchfield Freedom Festival events are happen 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 after the competition, we will feature a free concert! The concert and all events are free!


Make plans now to be in Leitchfield on Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17, 2021 !!