The Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship contest is held annually each 3rd weekend of July. The next contest will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 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 2016 winners.
Pre-Festivities began on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm with the Twin Lakes Fiddle Festival Queen Pageant at the Centre on Main. Congratulations to our 2016 Fiddle Festival Queen Kaylyn Nicole Hagan! Click here for more information about the pageant.
Festivities will begin on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm on the square in Leitchfield with a Free Concert by the Tennesse Mafia Jug Band from Nashville, TN. Frequent guests on the "Marty Stuart Show" and RFD-TV, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band take the audience back to the time of the "jug bands" and old time sting bands of Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, and Grandpa Jones. For more about about the Tennesse Mafia Jug Band click here. To see some of their music, comedy and hi-jinks click here.
Follwing the perfornce, 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 14 and 15, 2017 !!