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The Ohio State Fiddling Contest

PART OF NELSONVILLE's PARADE OF THE HILLS! Join us for one of the premier fiddling events in Ohio! Whether you're a fiddler, or someone who enjoys fiddling, this contest offers something for you. Held in historic Stuart's Opera House, this event will put a smile on your face, and have you tapping your toes in no time! Our contest is nationally certified with the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest held annually in Weiser, Idaho. This means our Grand Champion will be eligible to compete in this prestigious event. For more info, visit their site at

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 6:00 pm
General Admission: $8.00

Old-Time Fiddlers Compete in 4 Age Groups
12 and under
55 and Over

Ages 13-18, 19-54, 55+

1st Place - $300 and a plaque
2nd Place - $200 and a medal
3rd Place - $100 and a medal

12 and under (remember, the 12 and under 1st place winner will compete for the Grand Championship! )

1st Place - $75 and a ribbon
2nd Place - $50 and a ribbon
3rd Place - $25 and a ribbon

Grand Champion

The winners of each division will then continue on to the championship round, and compete for the title of "Grand Champion," as well as and additional $300 and a plaque.

To register online click the 'Register' button above - if you register online, you can always change your tune selections later, including the day of the contest. Due to the great response we've had the past two years, pre-registration is required for 2011! We have 10 spots available in each age group. Depending on the total number of registrants, we may allow 'day of' entries if there is room, but don't take the chance, register today

12 and under (10 of 10 registered for 2011) To get on the waiting list, click here.
13-18 (10 of 10 registered for 2011) To get on the waiting list, click here.
19-54 (1 of 10 registered for 2011)
55+ (1 of 10 registered for 2011)

If your age group is full, click here to get on the waiting list!

* Rules note - the number of tunes in the opening round will be two(hoedown and a waltz). The championship round will play three tunes(hoedown, waltz, choice).