Gary Johnston - 2016 MO State Fair
Missouri State
Fair Fiddling Championship 2017
1:30 PM Sunday, August 20, 2017
Touchstone Energy Stage
Missouri State Fair Grounds
Sedalia, MO
NOTE: Open only to Missouri residents.
Proof of residency may be required!
$2,000 in total prizes!!
plus trophies for all winners
This year's contest will feature three divisions: Open – Any Age; Senior – 60 & Over; Junior – 16 & Under plus a Guitar Accompaniment Prize for the Best Accompanist


¨ Contestants must first go to the Hospitality Booth located on Hwy 65, identify themselves as a fiddling contestant, and pick up a green hang tag (Gate 11) for parking.

¨ Contestant registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

¨ Fiddlers and  accompanists reimbursed for gate admission at contest tent.

¨ Up to 3  accompanists  permitted on stage.

¨ Open to Missouri residents only.

¨ Contest information and entry blank available at

¨ Please note that exhibitor paperwork must be completed fully before premiums will be paid.


Bill Shull | 660.429.2260

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The Missouri State Fiddling Championship is the official sanctioned state contest for old-time fiddling in the state of Missouri. The history of the state championship goes back to the 1920s and is a bona-fide Missouri tradition. Go to our CONTEST HISTORY link to learn more.