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 three of dancing, bluegrass band, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Click here for a list of the 2017 winners.
The 2016 Contest is now complete.
You can see the 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 "Derby Pageant 2017". Click here for more information about the pageant.
Festivities will begin on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm on the square in Leitchfield
Follwing the performance, the Leitchfield Freedom Festival will light the sky with fireworks.
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 20 and 21, 2018 !!