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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest Set for October

Fiddle contests are a tradition found all over the country. The Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest takes place each year at the Huron Township Applefest.

From the Huron Township Applefest Website:
Contestants must play a waltz, a schottische, a jig and a reel in a manner suitable to Michigan old-time dancing. Contestants will be judged on tempo/timing, intonation, expression and repertoire. There is a non-refundable $10.00 entry fee. The contest begins promptly at 3:00 pm. Contestants register at 2:00 pm and draw for positions at 2:30 pm.

The contest is free to watch. Winners receive cash prizes and other awards. This is a great opportunity to show your stuff! 

To register, print the application for here and mail it to:

Huron Applefest
37296 Huron River Drive
New Boston, MI 48164

For more information, contact Jim McKinney, fiddle contest director at (734)753-8863 or stringtet@charter.net.