The Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship contest is held annually each 3rd weekend of July. The next contest will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Leitchfield, KY on the courthouse square starting at 9 am CDT in conjunction with the Leitchfield 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 2018 winners.
Pictures of the 2018 Festival are now loaded - Click 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 2018 Fiddle Festival Queen Madison Duvall! This year's theme was "Let Love Sparkle". Click here for the winners and for more information about the pageant.
On Saturday, the fun began early on the Courthouse Square. A feature this year was a return visit by Jimmy Mattingly and he and some of the original ”Orchestra Fiddlers” - Ed Carnes, Mark Ralph, Erik Payton, Harold Miller - who put on a special performance Saturday afternoon. In addition to the competition on the east side of the square, the Leitchfield Freedom Festival events were 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 after the competition, we featured a free 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. Click here to read about the Grascals. All events are free!
Make plans now to be in Leitchfield on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, 2018 !!