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 dancing, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Click here for a list of the 2017 winners. You can also see 2017's 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 "TBD". Click here for more information about the pageant.
On Saturday, the fun begins early on the Courthouse Square. A feature this year will be a return visit by Jimmy Mattingly (schedule permitting) and he and some of the original ”Orchestra Fiddlers” - Ed Carnes, Mark Ralph, Erik Payton, Harold Miller - plan on doing a special performance Saturday afternoon. 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 after the competition, you will not want to miss 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. All events are free!
Make plans now to be in Leitchfield on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, 2018 !!