Date: Friday, Aug 16th, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Stuart’s Opera House

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he annual Ohio State Old Time Fiddlers Contest will take place on Friday, August 16 at 6 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House (52 Public Square, Nelsonville). The event is Weiser certified and is an extension of the longstanding competition that was held for many years at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.

If you would like to complete, you can register at or at Stuart’s on the day of the competition.

There are four age groups: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-54, and 55+

13-18, 19-54, and 55+ compete for 1st place: $300 and a plaque, 2nd place: $200 and a medal, and third place: $100 and a medal. 12 and under compete for 1st place: $75 and a plaque, 2nd place: $50 and a medal, and third place $25 and a medal. The Grand Champion will receive $300 and a plaque.

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