Ohio State Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest

Join us for one of the premier fiddling events in Ohio!

Whether you're a fiddler, or someone who enjoys fiddling, this contest offers something for you. Held in historic Stuart's Opera House, this event will put a smile on your face, and have you tapping your toes in no time!


Face Mask Required Inside Opera House except musicians during performances !!

The first round of competition decides the winner of each age group, who then continue on to the championship round, and compete for the title of "Grand Champion," as well as and additional $300 and a plaque.

Register below - if you register online, you can always change your tune selections later, including the day of the contest. You can also register the day of the event.

  • 12 and under

  • 13-18 

  • 19-54

  • 55 and over 

* Rules note - the number of tunes in the opening round will be two(waltz and a hoedown). The championship round will play three tunes(hoedown, waltz, choice).​










Fiddlers Compete in 4 Age Groups

Age Groups 12 and under, 13-18, 19-54, 55+


13-18, 19-54, and 55+ compete for:

•1st Place - $300 and a plaque
•2nd Place - $200 and a medal
•3rd Place - $100 and a medal

12 and under 

•1st Place - $75 and a plaque

•2nd Place - $50 and a medal
•3rd Place - $25 and a medal