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Tucson Fiddle Contest at Steam Pump Ranch

March 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Saturday March 11, 2023
8 AM - 5 PM
Historic Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley, Arizona - 10901 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

CASH prizes!
The cost to participate and attend is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.

The Tucson Fiddle Contest first began in 1940 and is a public event dedicated to celebrating and promoting the joy of fiddle music. The contest draws 40 participants each year from across the southwest and hundreds of attendees. The 2023 event travels to a new location, Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley, and will take place in conjunction with the Second Saturdays farmers market. The event is supported by the Arizona Old-Time Fiddlers Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose objective is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the art of old time fiddling, to encourage all people, young and old, to develop their musical talents.

Registration begins at 8:00am.

Judges meeting 8:45am.

Contest starts at 9:00am.

Pre-Registration is encouraged but not required.

Order of appearance on contest day

Age Divisions:

Young at Heart (75 and up)
Pee Wee (0-8)
Junior-Junior (Ages 9-12)
Junior (13 - 17)
Young Adult (18 - 39)
Adult (40 - 64)
Senior (65-74)
Twin Fiddle
Trick and Fancy


March 11, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Steam Pump Ranch
10901 N. Oracle Rd
Oro Valley, AZ 85737 United States
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