Fiddle Festival

You’re invited to compete in the " Official Alabama State Fiddling Championship!" Open to fiddlers nationwide, this very popular contest takes place each year at the Panoply Arts Festival presented by Boeing in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring International Park and comprises five total categories: four amateur levels ‚Äì Junior-Junior (ages 12 and under); Junior (13-16); Adult (17-59); and Senior (60 and over) ‚Äì and one Master Fiddler level (open to all ages). Over $5,000 in prize money and trophies will be awarded! Pre-registration is suggested; visit for applications, schedules, and further information, or call The Arts Council directly at (256) 519-2787, ext. 205. If you are a fiddle fanatic, a bluegrass buff, or a catgut connoisseur, this is your "must-attend" event of the year, a chance to see ‚Äì or BE ‚Äì the next State Fiddling Champion and win the much-coveted "Governor’s Cup." And remember, shade-tree pickin’ is encouraged, so bring your fiddle, your dulcimer, your autoharp ‚Äì whatever ‚Äì and JAM!

Friday, April 25: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Saturday, April 26: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 27: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.