The Illinois Old-Time Fiddlers Association will host the 48th annual State Fiddle Contest on Sunday, October 21, 2012. It begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham IL. This is the only officially recognized Fiddle Contest in Illinois. The winner is eligible to go on to the National Contest.
For rules, online registration, advanced tickets, and all other pertaining information go to www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call Ann at 217-273-2482 or Teresa at 217-682-3208.
The purpose for our Association is to preserve the old time fiddle music and to pass it to future generations. All ages are welcome and encouraged to enter the contest. We would like to have entries of all ages and from all areas of Illinois.
Past winners include Fay Walls, Alison Krauss, and the 2011 Champion, Charlie Walden of Wilmette IL.