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Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church

"Fiddlin' Down The Tracks" 47th Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest

"Fiddlin' Down The Tracks" 47th Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest
"Fiddlin' Down The Tracks" 47th Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church, 20920 Schout Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561, USA

About the event

CSOTFA District 3 Announces 47th Annual Fiddle Contest “Fiddlin’ Down the Tracks”

September 22, 2023

Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church,  20920 Schout Rd., Tehachapi, CA


Judges: "Fiddlin' Joe" Osborn, Eric Anderson, and more!

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:

This festival will honor Willie Randel, well-known fiddler and contest judge who passed earlier this year.

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

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 Tribute to Willie Randel

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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