2017 Fiddle Contest Schedule

Llano ~ Groesbeck ~ Alvarado ~ Bowie ~ Seguin ~ Gilmer ~ Glen Rose

March 31-April 2: Llano Open Fiddle Contest

Llano Divisions & Prizes

Legends Division (age 65+)

1st place – Custom belt buckle & $200
2nd place – $90
3rd place – $75
4th place – $60
5th place – $50

Youth Division (0-15)

1st place – 3rd place winners will receive a custom wooden box crafted by Gary Green
All participants in this division will receive prizes and gifts

Open Division (no age limit)

Grand Champion – $1,000
1st runner-up – $600
2nd runner-up – $400
3rd runner-up – $250
4th runner-up – $200
6th – 10th place – $150
11th – 15th place – $75

Accompanist Division (all ages)

1st place – $200
2nd place – $125
3rd place – $80
4th place – $50
5th place – $25

Llano Schedule

What When Where
History/Instrument Exhibit Llano County Museum Fri Mar 31, 12–5 pm
Sat Apr 1, 10 am–5 pm Sun Apr 2, 9 am–1 pm
Air Fiddle & Anything Goes - Tricks & Licks Contests Badu Wine Pub Fri Mar 31, 6 pm
40th Llano Open Fiddle Contest LanTex Theater Sat Apr 1, 10 am–5 pm
In Concert: Elana James with special guests Whit Smith & Jake Erwin from the Hot Club of Cowtown LanTex Theater Sat Apr 1, 7:30 pm
Tix $15 at Llano Visitor Center and at the door.
Ph. 325-247-5354 for info
Sunday Service & Cowboy Breakfast with music by the Wilson String Band Llano County Museum Park Sun Apr 2, 8:30 am–12 pm
All fiddlers are invited to join group play of “Amazing Grace” in the key of G.

Llano Lodging

If you’re planning on a weekend stay in Llano, here is information on lodging:

May 6: Groesbeck Southwest Fiddlers Championship

Location: Groesbeck Convention Center, 106 E. Navasota St. Groesbeck, Texas (Right across the street from Steel Fitness Gym)

Divisions: 0-15, 16-35, 36-64, 65+, accompanist, & championship (top 2 from each fiddler division). This is not necessarily the order in which the divisions will compete.

Registration: 10 a.m.
Contest starts: 11 a.m.

September 8: Alvarado Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion Fiddle Contest

Alvarado, Texas, September 8th @7pm.
Registration begins @6pm.

Divisions: 66+, 0-15, 16-25, 26-45, 46-65 (all pay $100, $75, and $50)
Championship Playoff (1st and 2nd from each division): $100
Accompanist: $100, $75

October 7: Bowie Chicken & Bread Days Fiddle Contest

Registration at 9:00; contest at 10:00.
Senior Division will play first followed by the 0-18 Division.
1st and 2nd from each division will play for Grand Champion.

Division 0-18 19-40 41-60 61+ Twin Championship Accompanist
1st $200 $200 $200 $200 $150 $150 $150
2nd $150 $150 $150 $150 $100 $100 $125
3rd $125 $125 $125 $125 $80 $75 $100
4th $100 $100 $100 $100 $50 $50 $75
5th $75 $50 $50 $50     $50
6th $50            
7th-20th $20            

October 14: Seguin J Box Roberts Memorial Fiddle Contest

Saturday, October 14 @ 1:30 PM, Dance Pavilion
34th Annual “J Box Roberts Memorial Award” to be presented.
Ribbons to oldest and youngest fiddlers.
Chairmen: Jesse Roy Hart (305-4701)
Co-Chairmen: Mary Ann Norris

Division 0-12 13-18 19-60 65+ Championship Accompanist
1st $75 $75 $125 $125 $500 $150
2nd $50 $50 $100 $100 $300 $100
3rd $40 $40 $75 $75    
4th $25 $25 $50 $50    
5th $10 $10 $50 $50    

October 21: Gilmer East Texas Yamboree Fiddle Contest

Courthouse Square
Registration at 12:00; contest at 1:00.
Top two from each division will play for championship.

Division 0-11 12-19 20-35 36-64 65+ Championship Accompanist
1st $40 $125 $125 $125 $125 $200 $125
2nd $30 $100 $100 $100 $100   $100
3rd $20 $75 $75 $75 $75   $75
4th $10 $50 $50 $50 $50   $50
5th   $40 $40 $40 $40    
6th   $30 $30 $30 $30    

November 11-12: Glen Rose Dale McPherson Memorial Fiddle Contest

  Saturday Sunday
  0-10 11-17 18-35 36-59 60+ Accompanist Championship
1 $100 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $300
2 $75 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $250
3 $50 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $200
4 $40 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $150
5 $30 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $100
6 $20            
7 $10            
8-20 $5            

* denotes non-association contests

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