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"Fiddlin' Down The Tracks" 46th Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest

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"Fiddlin' Down The Tracks" 46th Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest
"Fiddlin' Down The Tracks" 46th Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 8:00 AM – Sep 24, 2023, 7:00 PM

Tehachapi, 20915 Schout Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561, USA

About the event

CSOTFA District 3 Announces 46th Annual Fiddle Contest “Fiddlin’ Down the Tracks”

September 23, 2023

Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Rd., Tehachapi, CA


Judges: Kathy Kampschmidt, Katie Glassman, Heather Bennett

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Divisions offered include PeeWees to SeniorSeniors and Open fiddle divisions, Twin Fiddles, Cello/Bass, and Picking. We will also have Adult and Junior Band Scramble. Medals, trophies, and cash prizes.

Facebook: District 3 California State Old Time Fiddlers


For More Information Contact

Lisa Rosa: 559-903-4642 or email:

Gayel Pitchford: 661-821-7511 or email:

The contest honors Carl Parnell, a well-known Central Valley fiddler. 

Schedule of Events:

(Tentative Schedule: Times may vary depending on number of contestants)

Approx Time & Activity

8:00 Registration

8:40 Introduction of Judges Meeting with Contestants. Welcome: Flag Salute, National Anthem sung by Lucy Crary

9:00 Fiddle Preliminaries (Juniors, Junior-Juniors, PeeWee)

10:30 Fiddle Finals (Juniors, Junior-Juniors, PeeWees)

11:30 Junior Band Scramble Entry Closes, Twin Fiddles (All Ages) One Round Only

12:00 Presentation of Our Honored Fiddler: Carl Parnell, Band Scramble Bands Posted

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Fiddle Preliminaries (Seniors, Senior-Seniors)

2:15 Fiddle Preliminaries (Adults, Open)

3:00 Fiddle Finals (Seniors, Senior-Seniors)

3:45 Fiddle Finals (Adult, Open)

4:30 Adult Band Scramble Entry Closes, Cello/Bass Preliminaries (18 and under)

4:50 Adult Band Scramble Bands Posted, Picking (Juniors, Open) One round only

5:30 Cello/Bass Finals (18 and under), Country Store Drawing and Posting

5:50 Band Scrambles (Junior, Adult) One round only

6:20 Howdy Forrester Award, All Awards and Photos

7:00 Dismissal

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